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Dr. Federico Ciardo

Postdoc

Dr.  Federico Ciardo
Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
ETH Zürich
Dr. Federico Ciardo
NO E 27
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich

  +41 44 632 21 59
  

As a post-doctoral researcher at SED, I am mainly involved in the numerical modelling of hydraulic stimulation of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and its relation to induced seismicity. High seismic risk associated with fluid injection in deep fractured reservoirs represents a curse for the worldwide development of EGS, whose financial success relies on controlling seismic activity. I believe numerical modelling will help us in understanding how the coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes affect seismicity.  In this respect, my research also focuses on the further extension of the real time traffic light system that is under constant development at SED.

Positions

  • 09.2020 - on-going: Postdoctoral fellow at Swiss Seismological Service (SED), ETH Zurich.
  • 02.2016 - 02.2020: Teaching assistant, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Courses: Ouvrages géotechniques & Reservoir geo-mechanics engineering 

Education

  • 02.2016 - 02.2020: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Title: Hydraulic stimulation of pre-existing discontinuities in tight rocks. Advisor: Prof. B. Lecampion. Support: Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) & Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • 09.2013 - 07.2015: MSc in Civil Engineering (Major: Structural Engineering), University of Bologna. Title: Dynamic response of high rise building subjected to wind loads: a study on the Unipol tower. Advisors: Prof. F. Ubertini & Dr. L. Patruno
  • 09.2010 - 09.2013: Bsc in Civil Engineering, University of Bologna. Title: Analisi delle perdite nelle condotte in pressione. Advisor: Prof. F. Ubertini & Dr. L. Molari
  • 09.2005 - 07.2010: High school studies in Mathematics & Informatics, Liceo scientifico E. Ferrari Cesenatico