Research Projects

Participation in research projects and grants:

2020-2023 Dynamic behaviour of salt rocks: exploring the interplay between deformation, recrystallisation and trace element transport with full-field numerical simulations

Funded by the China Research Council (CSC). PhD Student: Baoqin Hao. Geosciences Barcelona CSIC

2020-2023 Fabric evolution and seismic anisotropy of multiphase rocks, with applications to prediction of Earth’s mantle flow

Funded by the China Research Council (CSC). PhD Student: Yuanchao Yu. Geosciences Barcelona CSIC

2021-2022 Folding of ice in glaciers and ice sheets

Funded by University of Otago Research Grant (UORG). University of Otago, New Zealand

2020-2022 Personal Grant, Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación postdoctoral Fellowship.

Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science. Geosciences Barcelona CSIC

2019-2020 REXCON (Unravelling the evolution of inverted basins and orogenic belts by structural geology, geophysics and sediment provenance analysis.

Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Autonomous University of Barcelona.

2019 Hotlime: mapping and assessment of the geothermal plays in deep carbonate rocks (project partner)

Inside the GeoERA (H2020 European Research Area – ERA-NET Cofund Action) project. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

2018-2019 ice sheets as a deck of cards (project partner)

Study of the mechanical anistropy of ice. Funded by the University of Otago New Zealand.

2018-2020 Stretching the ice to the limit (project partner)

International project based at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Funded by the Marsden Fund Royal Society.

2015-2018 Riftinvers-From rifting to mountaing building in inversion orogens: tectonic, sedimentary and geomorphologic records (postdoctoral research fellow juan de la cierva formación)

The RIFTINVERS research group aims to understand the interactions
between deep Earth and surface processes in mountain belts formed by tectonic inversion of continental rifts. Funded by MINECO (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad).

2016-2017 The impact of ice sheet flow on the polar climate record (Postdoctoral Research Fellow and grant holder)

Research on how deformation and associated dispersion can modify and distort the polar ice paleoclimate record, by means of full-field numerical simulations. Funded the programme of Recruitment of Excellent Young Scientists of the University of Tübingen.

2013-2015       Coordinator of MicroDICE (Micro-dynamics of Ice) funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF)

The aim of this programme is to bundle and open resources and expertise across Europe in an interdisciplinary field around the analysis, modelling and interpretation of microstructures in ice.
The program financed short visit exchanges, workshops, summer-schools, and conferences in any field related to the MicroDIce scientific interests. More information at this link

2013-2016       Numerical simulation of deformation microstructures in polar ice (Postdoctoral Research Fellow and PhD student)

Effect of deformation mechanisms on ice sheet dynamics. Funded by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and University of Tübingen).

  • Development of a numerical method for deformation structures in ice sheet flow.

2012        Mineral vein dynamics modelling (Scientific software developer)

FRACS Consortium, funded by DGMK (German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology), ExxonMobil Production Germany, GDF-Suez, RWE and Wintershall.

  • Development of a numerical method for vein crystal growth and formation of crack-seal veins.

2012      Rheology of the Continental Crust in Collision (PhD student)

RCCC project: University of Tübingen, University Paris VI and PGP University of Oslo. Funded by the DAAD.

  • Development of a numerical method to simulate the mechanical behaviour of partially molten rocks.

2010-2012      Analysis and numerical simulation of ductile deformation structures (PhD student)

  • Viscous layer deformation in simple- and pure- shear up to high strain: development of folds and unfolded folds.
  • Rigid body rotation (porphyroclasts/porphyroblasts) in materials with different types of anisotropy (intrinsic, composite).