University of Lausanne
Istitute of Earth Sciences
Géopolis, office 3159
Phone: +41 021 692 3563
E-Mail: beatriz.quintal - at - unil.ch
Beatriz got her PhD in 2010 at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where she then worked for additional 2 years as a postdoc and 1 year as a lecturer. In 2013 she joined the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, with a tenure-track lecturer position. 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 numerically and with laboratory experiments. Her particular focus is on frequency-dependent effects such as 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 they can be especially interesting in the case of fractured rock or partial saturation. Beatriz is Associate Editor (on Rock Physics) of Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.