The University of Texas at Austin
Jackson School of Geosciences - Department of Geological Sciences
2275 Speedway Stop C9000
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: +1 512 232-7149
E-Mail: nicola.tisato - at - jsg.utexas.edu
Nicola Tisato is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences - Jackson School of Geosciences - The University of Texas at Austin. Nicola earned his PhD at ETH – Zurich in 2013. His research focuses on the study of physical and mechanical properties of geo-materials at pressure and temperature which are relevant for subsurface reservoirs. He especially uses the sub-resonance method to understand visco-elasticity in sediments saturated with multiphase fluids. While he was Post-Doc at the University of Toronto, he has paired the sub-resonance method and the CT scanning method to measure viscoelastic properties of partially saturated sandstones and observe fluid distribution in the tested sample. Such a combination allows gaining insight into wave-induced-fluid-flow and wave-induced-gas-exsolution-dissolution, which are important seismic wave attenuation mechanisms.