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Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA)

C/ Miquel Marquès, 21
07190 Esporles, Illes Balears, (Spain)

Research Interests

Decarbonization, geologic carbon storage, geothermal energy, subsurface energy storage, nuclear waste disposal, induced seismicity, fractured media, coupled processes, hydrogeology, geomechanics, geophysics


Topics to speak on:

Low-carbon geo-energy and geo-engineering applications

Words of Wisdom

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than she/he seeks”, John Muir


Víctor Vilarrasa is a Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), where he leads the interdisciplinary Subsurface Water and Energy in the Ecological Transition (SWEET) group. His research aims at developing solutions to mitigate the climate emergency through low-carbon geo-energies, such as geothermal energy, geologic carbon storage and subsurface energy storage. Víctor did his PhD in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and has postdoctoral experience at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he was a Marie Curie fellow. He has received a number of awards and is a Member of the Young Academy of Spain and the Young Academy of Europe.


Chin-Fu Tsang Coupled Processes Award

Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award of the Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE) Division of the European Geoscience Union (EGU)

Alfons Bayó Award to Young Researchers awarded by the International Association of Hydrogeologists – Spanish Chapter

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Technology Review Award to Innovators Under 35, Spain Edition

Special Doctoral Award of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC )

Medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering (of Spain) to Young Researchers