Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry
I am passionate about climate change mitigation and the geo-systems that will be key in the energy transition: radioactive waste disposal, geothermal energy and more importantly carbon storage. According to the different scenarios of climate research, the storage of CO2 could offset annually up to half of the current emissions in order to keep global warming below 1.5 ° C (IPCC 2018, Figure SPM.3b). Therefore, I believe that performing fundamental and applied research in this area is essential in the next few decades.
At present, I work as part of the GEoREST project which aims at developing a novel methodology to predict and mitigate induced seismicity, especially in the context of CO2 geological storage. I am developing a new THMC parallel solver which will enable large simulations of CO2 injection through wells drilled in faulted reservoirs. In particular, I plan to look at the potential for carbon storage alongside geothermal energy production and how it may reduce the potential for injection-triggered seismicity.