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Research interests

My research interests focus on the microscale mechanisms that control the frictional behaviour of fault materials. Using laboratory experiments, microstructural investigations and microphysical modelling, I aim to determine the microscale deformation mechanisms that lead to stable versus unstable fault slip. In the Lyell Centre, I use this approach in the context of for example Enhanced Geothermal Systems, Carbon Capture and Storage, energy storage and hydrofracturing operations. Fluid injection during these operations may lead to reactivation of pre-existing faults which can lead to induced seismicity in the case fault slip is unstable.

Biography

Since 2017: Lyell Research Fellow, The Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University

2016 – 2017: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, University of Liverpool, Rock Deformation Laboratory, UK

2015: Post-doc, Utrecht University, HPT Laboratory, NL

2014 – 2015: NSF GeoPRISMS postdoctoral fellow, Penn State University, Rock and Sediment Mechanics Laboratory, USA

2013 – 2014: Post-doc, Penn State University, Rock and Sediment Mechanics Laboratory, USA

2008 – 2013: PhD student (cum laude), Utrecht University, HPT Laboratory, NL       

2008: MSc (cum laude) Geology, Utrecht University, NL

2006: BSc (cum laude) in Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, NL

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fault gouge Earth & Environmental Sciences
friction Earth & Environmental Sciences
subduction Earth & Environmental Sciences
quartz Earth & Environmental Sciences
illite Earth & Environmental Sciences
sliding Earth & Environmental Sciences
slip Physics & Astronomy
subduction zone Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2018

Architecture, stress state and permeability of a fault zone in Jiulishan coal mine in China: Implication for coal and gas outbursts

Li, W., Ren, T., Busch, A., den Hartog, S. A. M., Cheng, Y., Qiao, W. & Li, B. 3 Sep 2018 In : International Journal of Coal Geology. 198, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

outburst
coal mine
fault zone
permeability
coal

Pore Fluid Pressure Development in Compacting Fault Gouge in Theory, Experiments, and Nature

Faulkner, D. R., Sanchez-Roa, C., Boulton, C. & den Hartog, S. A. M. 18 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
fault gouge
fluid pressure
pore pressure
compaction
experiment

Subduction megathrust creep governed by pressure solution and frictional-viscous flow

Fagereng, Å. & Den Hartog, S. A. M. 1 Jan 2017 In : Nature Geoscience. 10, 1, p. 51-57 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
pressure solution
viscous flow
creep
deformation mechanism
subduction

Anomalous distribution of microearthquakes in the Newberry Geothermal Reservoir: Mechanisms and implications

Fang, Y., den Hartog, S. A. M., Elsworth, D., Marone, C. & Cladouhos, T. Sep 2016 In : Geothermics. 63, p. 62-73 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microearthquake
fluid injection
Fluids
seismicity
fluid

A microphysical model for fault gouge friction applied to subduction megathrusts

Den Hartog, S. A. M. & Spiers, C. J. Feb 2014 In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 119, 2, p. 1510-1529 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fault gouge
Quartz
quartz
friction
clast