Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.


10 May 2021

113: Solutions to decarbonize the future (April 2021 TLE)

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Margariete Malenda and Tiziana Vanorio on utilizing rock physics and geophysics to decarbonize the future.

In this conversation, Margariete and Tiziana highlight the role of rock physics within geophysics, short- and long-term solutions to decarbonization, common misperceptions about decarbonization among the public and scientific community, how to increase geothermal energy, and much more. This is an informative and scientific conversation on modern and cutting-edge solutions to address the earth's current needs.

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Margariete Malenda is a doctoral student at Stanford University. Her current research looks at the impacts of rock-fluid interactions on elastic, mechanical, and transport on earth-derived materials.  She received an M.Sc. in Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.Sc. in Geology from the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tiziana Vanorio is an Associate Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University. Her research focuses on studying the geophysical response of geomaterials to chemical reactions under stress, with particular emphasis on the physical and mechanical changes that result from rock-fluid interactions. Through laboratory experiments and multi-scale imaging techniques, she studies reactive processes under stress to identify changes in the physical and mechanical properties of rocks and their response to Earth’s conditions and processes. She received the Alfred Wegener Award in 2018, presented by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.


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Original music by Zach Bridges. 

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary at 51 features, LLC. Thank you to the SEG podcast team: Ted Bakamjian, Dylan Fehrle, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney.
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