I am currently doing my PhD in mechanics at the Geo-Energy Lab of EPFL. I am interested in coupled hydro-mechanical processes in the earth's crust, particularly in faults and its surroundings. Prior to joining EPFL, I did my master in earthquake engineering and obtained my civil engineer title at the University of Chile.
Travail en cours
Currently, I am developing a three-dimensional hydro-mechanical solver to simulate earthquake nucleation, propagation and arrest in arbitrary-shaped faults and fault networks, when subjected to fluid injection/diffusion. My aim is understanding the physical mechanisms and injection conditions that control how fluid-induced earthquakes start and stop.