School of Earth and Environment

Rodrigo Contreras Rodrigo Contreras

Postgraduate Researcher

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Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


- B.Sc. Physical Sciences from Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

- M.Sc. Geophysics from Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

- Diploma in Tsunami Hazards and Vulnerability in Pacific Coast of South America, Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile

Research Interests

My main interests are:

- Volcano Seismology, seismic data analysis and volcano monitoring

- Earthquake source processes and complex-shaped sources

- Solid-Fluid interactions in volcanic environments

Teaching Interests

I have done part time teaching in Universidad del Bio Bio, Concepcion, Chile. The following modules:

- Mechanics

- Thermodynamics

- Electromagnetism

Nowadays I do demonstratings for following modules at University of Leeds:

- Time Series Analysis

- Volcanic Processes

Project details

Project title

Complex Seismic Sources for LP Events in Volcanic Environments: Model, Radiation Patterns and Moment Tensor Inversion


Professor Jurgen Neuberg and Professor Andy Hooper


My PhD is funded by Conicyt Chile, through its scholarship Becas Chile.

Start date

1 October 2016