Josimar Alves da Silva
I am interested in understanding the impact of anthropogenic activities on the seismic hazards that they might pose for infrastructure and loss of lives. There are a number of human related subsurface activities that might induce earthquakes, such as wastewater disposal, CO2 storage, oil and gas production and the impoundment of large reservoirs. I conduct these investigations by integrating field observations and numerical simulations to uncover the physical mechanisms that controls the seismic hazards associated with a given anthropogenic activity. In the recent past, I have been working on a number of problems related to large-scale CO2 storage in subsurface as a climate change mitigation technology. My research work is largely collaborative, which gives the opportunity to interact with a broad range of disciplines that includes geosciences, engineering, computer sciences and climate science.