In October 2018, Matteo Demurtas joins PGP as a postdoc.
Matteo completed his bachelor, master studies and PhD at the University of Padova (Italy). His PhD project focused on the multidisciplinary investigation of the structure and deformation processes active in seismic fault zones cutting carbonates, by means of detailed field surveys, digital outcrop model analysis, experimental investigation (friction rotary shear experiments), and microstructural and microanalytical (SEM, EBSD, TKD) analysis of natural and experimental faults. After his PhD, Matteo has worked at the University of Otago (New Zealand) on the application of Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) on geological materials.
During his postdoc at PGP, Matteo will investigate dynamics of granular flow and the evolution of force chains during deformation of granular materials.