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Tiziana Vanorio

Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Geophysics
The mechanical and chemical interactions of fluids with earth materials drive many geological as well as engineered processes. My research seeks to understand rocks, and derived porous geomaterials, in terms of behavior and properties. We conduct laboratory experiments that mimic Earth processes under controlled conditions, and integrate measurements as well as imaging techniques to quantify textural and physical properties. Specific applications of my research include the characterization of the physical properties of reservoirs and geological seals to fluid injection, shales and carbonates, and cementation of aluminosilicates through pozzolanic activity and geopolymerization