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Paula Marques Figueiredo

Research Asst

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I’m a Research Assistant that joined MEAS during Fall 2019. I will be working in the new Geochronology Laboratories applying Optical Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) and Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclides (TCN, 10Be/26Al and 36Cl) techniques to several research questions.

My main research themes are related with Active Tectonics and Neotectonics, Tectonic Geomorphology and Surface Processes, and how they interact between themselves, which normally implies their quantification. To obtain numerical ages and be able to quantify processes and their rates, I apply Geochronology techniques.

Presently, I have active research projects on active faulting at several locations in California (1- several locations along the San Andreas and the San Jacinto faults, 2- Eastern California Shear Zone, Camp Rock Fault) and Nevada (Paleoseismology of the Pleasant Valley Fault). I’m also researching uplifted Pleistocene marine terraces at Portugal.


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PhD, Geology, University of Lisbon, Portugal (2015)

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