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Dr. Javier Quinteros

Section 2.4: Seismology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building A 3, room 202
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1931
Fax: +49 331 288-1277
e-mail: javier.quinteros(at)


About the person

Research Interests:

  • Subduction Zone Dynamics
  • Dynamics of Crust, Lithosphere and Mantle
  • Continental Rifting
  • Numerical Modelling and Code Development
  • Model Benchmarks


  • 2013-present: GEOFON - GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam Section 2.4 - Seismology
  • 2008-2013: Postdoctoral position - GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam Section 2.5 - Geodynamic modelling. 
  • 2008: Postdoctoral position - CONICET / University of Buenos Aires. Finite element method applied to geodynamics. 


  • 2008: PhD in Computer Sciences - University of Buenos Aires. Numerical Model of an Andean System and its behavior due to climatic and rheological variations.
  • 2003: Lic. in Computer Sciences (Masters equivalent) - University of Buenos Aires. Optimal bit allocation in the quantization of the (multi)wavelet transform.
  • Supervisor of undergraduate thesis: BURSZTYN, G. H. A novel implementation of the Navier-Stokes equations by means of KLE and spectral elements. University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2009.
  • Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. The courses where I have been teaching are the following:
    • New Techniques in Data Compression
    • Data Systems
    • Computer Architecture II


Geodynamic Evolution of the Neuquén Andes: Implications for Geo-Resources. Head of a  Helmholtz International Research Group (HIRG-0008).