Josimar Alves da Silva Jr.

Graduate Student

I am a graduate student at the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) department. Prior to MIT, I received a BS in Geophysics and worked as an exploration geophysicist in the oil & gas industry for five years.

My research is largely related to Geomechanics and Induced Seismicity, with a focus in numerical models. During my PhD, I have also worked in Geophysical problems related to wave propagation in heterogenous media and rock physics applications for shale gas exploration.

In a broad sense, my research areas spans:

  • Computational Geomechanics

  • Crustal Deformation and Slow Slip Earthquakes

  • Induced Seismicity

  • Multiphase Flow in Porous and Fractured Media

  • Scattering of Seismic Waves in Heterogeneous Media


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