Clara Sena

Postdoctoral Fellow - Section of Geology and Geophysics
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Phone +47-22854148
Room 013
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Numerical modelling of contaminant transport in the soil and groundwater
  • Numerical coupling of microbial kinetics and geochemical redox reactions
  • Numerical modelling of water-rock interactions in sedimentary basins
  • Science outreach and knowledge dissemination in Geosciences

Courses taught

Contributing to teaching in the following courses:


Work Experience

  • 2013-2016. Post-doctoral Fellow at CESAM - University of Aveiro (Portugal)
  • 2014. On-board geochemist in IODP Expedition 351 (Philippine Sea)
  • 2012-2013. Science manager in the Research Infrastructures project EUROFLEETS (Portugal)
  • 2010-2011. Hydrogeologist in the private company NEMUS (Portugal)
  • 2007-2010. Hydrogeologist and Environmental geochemist in the private company AMPHOS 21 (Spain)


  • 2009. PhD in Geosciences (Quantitative Hydrogeology), University of Aveiro & Amphos 21
  • 2007. MSc in Geochemistry, University of Aveiro
  • 2005. Post-graduation in Groundwater Hydrology, Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
  • 2003. Graduation in Applied and Environmental Geology, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Tags: Gas-fluid-rock interactions, Groundwater, Environmental geology, Contaminants in geosystems


Arculus, R. & IODP Expedition 351 Scientists (2015). A record of spontaneous subduction initiation in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc. Nature Geoscience, 8: 728-733. DOI 10.1038/ngeo2515

Salas J., Sena C., Arcos D. (2014) Hydrogeochemical evolution of the bentonite buffer in a KBS-3 repository for radioactive waste. Reactive transport modelling of the LOT A2 experiment. Applied Clay Science, 101: 521-532. DOI 10.1016/j.clay.2014.09.016

Sena C. and Condesso de Melo T. (2012) Groundwater-surface water interactions in a freshwater lagoon vulnerable to anthropogenic pressures (Pateira de Fermentelos, Portugal). Journal of Hydrology, 466: 88-102 DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.08.006

Sena, C., Molinero, J. (2009) Water resources and hydrogeological modelling as a tool for the feasibility assessment of the closure plan of an open pit (La Respina mine, Spain). Mine Water and the Environment, 28(2): 94 – 101. DOI: 10.1007/s10230-009-0067-7

  • Jesus, Carlos César; Oliveira, Sérgio C.; Sena, Clara & Marques, Fernando (2017). Understanding Constraints and Triggering Factors of Landslides: Regional and Local Perspectives on a Drainage Basin. Geosciences.  ISSN 2076-3263.  8(2) . doi: 10.3390/geosciences8010002 Show summary

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