Alexandra Kushnir

Web site:  Web site:  https://iic.epfl.ch/

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Fields of expertise

I use experimental techniques including rock and magma deformation under in situ pressure and temperature conditions to understand the structure and behaviour of Earth materials. The majority of my research has focused on the evolution of permeability in Earth systems, with particular emphasis on the role of fractures in volcanic hazards and geothermal energy exploitation. 

Professional course

Project manager

ITI Geosciences for the Energy System Transition and the Laboratory of Excellence in Deep Geothermal Energy

University of Strasbourg

2018-2021

Postdoctoral research associate

ANR CANTARE

Strasbourg Institute of Earth Physics (IPGS)

2016-2018

Teaching and research assistant

Centre for Experimental Study of the Lithosphere

University of British Columbia

2010-2012

Geophysicist

Geophysics division

Golder Associates Ltd.

2008-2009


Education

Ph.D. in Sciences of the Universe

Permeability development and evolution in volcanic systems: Insights from nature and laboratory experiments

University of Orléans

2013-2016

M.Sc. in Geological Sciences

An experimental investigation of the mechanical behaviour of synthetic calcite-dolomite composites

University of British Columbia

2010-2012

B.Sc. in Geophysics

Understanding multi-peak anomalies for unexploded ordinance discrimination

University of British Columbia

2003-2005

Publications

Selected publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Civil Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Mechanics

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD Students

Mikaelian Cindy,

Courses

Geophysics for engineers

The course provides general introductions to the most important methods of geophysical exploration and survey. The methods represent a primary tool for investigation of subsurface and are applicable to wide range of problems.