Maria De la Fuente
NH Natural Hazards
The 2015 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Maria De la Fuente for the poster/PICO entitled:
Permeability changes induced by microfissure closure and opening in tectonized materials. Effect on slope pore pressure regime. (De la Fuente, M; Vaunat, J; Pedone, G.; Cotecchia, F.; Sollecito, F.; Casini, F.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
I’m a Geologist, recently I finished my master studies at the UPC (master in geotechnical engineering), now i’m working in Bosch&Ventayol Geoserveis S.L, a powerfull geotechnical company in Barcelona and in September i will begin my phD studies at GSNOCS (Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton).
My research interests focus generally on the solution of engineering problems involving geological aspects and direct applications to real cases. I am particularly interested in developing approaches combining field investigation and geophysics, laboratory testing at different scales and the use of advanced numerical model to handle the complex behaviour of natural soils. My current activities are more about modelling issues applied to two types of problems: the study of the response of fissured clay under atmospheric actions and the behaviour of methane hydrates.