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Tiziana Vanorio

Professor, Rock Physics and Geomaterials Laboratory, Earth and Planetary Science, and by courtesy of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geophysics, Stanford University

My research integrates laboratory experiments with analytical techniques to investigate the physical and mechanical properties of rocks and geomaterials. The focus lies in examining the impact of composite structures, encompassing rocks, on properties spanning different scales, from microstructural characteristics to bulk properties. My group applies this understanding to study new processes for engineering both the subsurface and materials, such as enhancing CO2 reuse through accelerated mineralization techniques, studying the main engine of naturally occurring hydrogen, and replicating natural cementation processes and fibrous nanostructures. These efforts are positioned to enhance resource efficiency as well as advancing towards an energy-efficient future and a more sustainable cement industry.