These are some of the projects that I am currently working on. Some projects are in collaboration with my students, while others are in collaboration with colleagues at various petroleum companies, research companies, and universities abroad and in the UK.
- Hydrofracture propagation and arrest in active geological settings: understanding high temperature / high pressure coupled processes through new laboratory rock-physics simulations
- Understanding the stress conditions for caldera collapse: application to Campi Flegrei (Italy), Las Cañadas (Spain), and Miyakejima (Japan)
- Statistical mechanics of evolving lineament populations
- Formation, stress fields, and mechanics of magma chambers