Dr. Patricia Martinez Garzon

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

• Fluid-induced seismicity (geothermal and hydrocarbon reservoirs, CO2 storage)

• Stress field
• Geomechanics
• Physics of the earthquake source 

• Strike - slip faults

 • Programming


September 2010: 
Physics Degree (five years degree). 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). 

June 2011: 
Master in Geophysics and Meteorology (two years). 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). 
Final Master Thesis: “Dynamic deformations from seismicity near the Itoiz Reservoir, Northern Spain”. 

July 2014: 
PhD at GeoForschung Zentrum Potsdam GFZ in the frame of the HAI program.
Thesis title: Seismo-mechanical reservoir characterization from fluid-induced seismicity
Supervisor: Prof. Marco Bohnhoff
Since September 2014:
Postdoc at GeoForschung Zentrum Potsdam GFZ in the frame of the Helmholtz Postdoc Programme


  • Helmholtz Postdoc Programme: "Earthquake Hazard due to reservoir stimulation: A geomechanical study linking hazard and induced seismicity".
  • Induced seismicity at The Geysers geothermal field: Analysis of spatiotemporal variations in the seismicity and stress field related to fluid injection and extraction.
  • Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI): Analysis of induced seismicity related to COstorage and laboratory experiments on CO2 saturated samples.
  • Geophysical Observatory North Anatolian Fault (GONAF): Participation in management and field drilling work. 


  •      Best Student Presentation Award (May 2014), Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America, Anchorage, Alaska.

  •      Best dissertation of the year at GFZ Potsdam (October 2014). Association of Friends and Sponsors of the GFZ, Potsdam, Germany.

Patricia Martinez Garzon
Dr. Patricia Martinez Garzon
Gebäude D , Raum 421
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28833