Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry
Tomás Aquino is a Permanent Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). His research interests revolve around modeling physical processes with recourse to stochastic methods, both by analytical and computational means. In particular, his work focuses on developing models of transport, mixing, and reaction for surface and subsurface hydrological systems that aim to capture heterogeneity across scales through the use of stochastic descriptions. He obtained his Undergraduate and Master's degrees in Theoretical Physics at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and his PhD in the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA. As a postdoctoral researcher, he held a Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship for the project ChemicalWalks, which developed new theoretical and computational approaches to quantify chemical reactions under incomplete mixing in porous media. He has also worked on the application of stochastic modeling techniques to gene expression in biological cells, epidemic spreading on adaptive networks, and the dynamics of multi-strain diseases such as influenza.