Work and Education:
2021-present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
2017-2021 DPhil. Earth Sciences – Geophysics, GFZ/University of Potsdam, DE.
2016-2017 MSc. Earth Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK
Quantitative structural geology; I use analytical and numerical models to simulate the movement of fluid-filled fractures in the Earth’s crust.
I am a member of the RIFT-O-MAT project (ERC funded project, PI Richard Katz). The goal is to add continuum models of dyking to the group’s geodynamic codes and understand how this changes the strength of a rift system.
To view the group’s research go to: FoaLab
View Selected Publications
Davis, T., Bagnardi, M., Lundgren, P. and Rivalta, E., 2021. Extreme curvature of shallow magma pathways controlled by competing stresses: insights from the 2018 Sierra Negra eruption. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(13), p.e2021GL093038. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL093038
Davis, T., Rivalta, E., Dahm, T. (2020): Critical fluid injection volumes for uncontrolled fracture ascent. – Geophysical Research Letters, 47, 14, e2020GL087774. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087774
Davis, T., Healy, D. and Rivalta, E., 2019. Slip on wavy frictional faults: Is the 3rd dimension a sticking point?. Journal of Structural Geology, 119, pp.33-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2018.11.009
Davis, T., Healy, D., Bubeck, A., Walker, R. (2017): Stress concentrations around voids in three dimensions: The roots of failure. – Journal of Structural Geology, 102, 193-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2017.07.013