The focus of research is the dynamic component of the geological and geophysical processes.

Geological and geophysical observables often needs to be combined with modelling to understand the governing processes shaping the Earth and controlling of element and commodity distribution in the accessible crust. The group aims at producing a wider view of the litosphere and the mantle as a 4-dimensional system that accounts for large-scale tectonics, heat and fluid transport, petrology and geochemistry.

Selected Publications

Opposite Subduction Polarity in Adjacent Plate Segments
Peral M., Király A., Zlotnik S., Funiciello F., Fernàndez M., Faccenna C. and Vergés J.
Tectonics, Vol. 37, pp. 3285-3302, 2018

Melt fracturing and healing: a mechanism for rhyolite magma degassing and origin of obsidian
Cabrera, A.; Weinberg, R.; Wrigth, H.; Zlotnik, S. and Cas, R.
Geology, Vol. 39, pp. 67-70, 2011

Subduction dynamics and the origin of Andean orogeny and Bolivian Orocline
F. Capitanio, Faccena, C.; Zlotnik, S. and Stegman, D.
Nature, Vol. 480, pp. 83-86, 2011

Sampling-based stochastic analysis of the PKN model for hydraulic fracturing
Garikapati H., Verhoosel C. V., van Brummelen E. H., Zlotnik S. and Díez P.
Computational Geosciences, Vol. , pp. 1-25, 2018

Numerical Modelling of Multi-Phase Multi-Component. Reactive Transport in the Earth’s interior
Oliveira, B. ; Afonso, J. C.; Zlotnik S. and Díez, P.
Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 212, Issue 1, pp. 345-388, 2018

Generalized parametric solutions in Stokes flow
Díez, P., Zlotnik, S. and Huerta, A.
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 326, pp. 223-240, 2017

An efficient and general approach for implementing thermodynamic phase equilibria information in geophysical and geodynamic studies
Afonso, JC, Zlotnik, S. and Díez, P.
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 3767-3777, 2015

Proper Generalized Decomposition of a geometrically parametrized heat problem with geophysical applications
S. Zlotnik, P. Díez, D. Modesto and A. Huerta
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 103, Issue 10, pp. 737-758, 2015