University of Lausanne
Istitute of Earth Sciences
Géopolis, office 3159
Phone: +41 021 692 3563
E-Mail: beatriz.quintal - at - unil.ch
Beatriz Quintal is a senior lecturer at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She got her PhD (2010) at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where she was subsequently a postdoc for 2 years and a senior lecturer for 1 year. Earlier education consists of BSc (2001) and MSc (2005) studies in Brazil; between them Beatriz worked as an engineer in the USA and in Mexico.
Beatriz' research interests are all about hydro-mechanical properties of rocks, which she studies through numerical simulations and laboratory experiments. Her particular focus is on frequency-dependent attenuation of seismic waves associated with physical phenomena occurring in the pore fluid. These phenomena may occur at the pore scale or at larger scales and can be especially interesting in the case of fractured rocks or partial saturation.
Beatriz is Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.