Dr Elena Tamayo-Mas

Dr Elena Tamayo-Mas

Subsurface Flow and Transport Modeller

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3078

E-mail Dr Elena Tamayo-Mas

ORCID: 000000032029140X


  • 2016 – ongoing : Subsurface Flow and Transport Modeller, British Geological Survey, UK.
  • 2014 –2015 : Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University, Canada.
  • 2009 –2013 : PhD in Applied Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.
  • 2008 –2009 : MSc in Applied Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.
  • 2003 –2008 : 5-years degree in Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.

Key papers

  • Tamayo-Mas, E, Harrington, J F, and Graham, C C. 2018. On modelling of consolidation processes in geological materials in International Journal of Engineering Science, 131, 61-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2018.05.008.
  • Tamayo-Mas, E, Bianchi, M and Mansour, M. 2018. Impact of model complexity and multi-scale data integration on the estimation of hydrogeological parameters in a dual-porosity aquifer in Hydrogeology Journal, 26, 1917-1933. doi: 10.1007/s10040-018-1745-y.
  • Harrington, J F, Graham, C C, Tamayo-Mas, E, and Parkes, D. 2018. Stress controls on transport properties of the Mercia Mudstone Group: Importance for hydrocarbon depletion and CO2 injection in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 93, 391-408. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.02.009.
  • Cuss, R J, Wiseall, A C, Tamayo-Mas, E, and Harrington, J F. 2018. An experimental study of the influence of stress history on fault slip during injection of supercritical CO2 in Journal of Structural Geology, 109, 86-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.01.006.
  • Tamayo-Mas, E, Mustapha, H, and Dimitrakopoulos, R. 2016. Testing Geological Heterogeneity Representations for Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques in Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 146, 222-240. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2016.04.027.
  • Tamayo-Mas, E, and Rodríguez-Ferran, A. 2014. A medial-axis-based model for propagating cracks in a regularised bulk in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 101 (7), 489–520. doi: 10.1002/nme.4757.
  • Tamayo-Mas, E, and Rodríguez-Ferran, A. 2014. A new continuous–discontinuous damage model: Cohesive cracks via an accurate energy-transfer process in Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 69, 90-101. doi: 10.1016/j.tafmec.2013.11.009.
  • Tamayo-Mas, E and Rodríguez-Ferran, A. 2012. Boundary conditions for gradient-enhanced models with smoothed displacements in Revista Internacional de Métodos Numéricos para Cálculo y Diseño en Ingeniería, 28 (3), 170-176. doi: 10.1016/j.rimni.2012.03.006.
  • Rodríguez-Ferran, A, Bennett, T, Askes, H, and Tamayo-Mas, E. 2011. A general framework for softening regularisation based on gradient elasticity in International Journal of Solids and Structures, 48 (9), 1382-1394. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2011.01.022.

Research interests

  • Non-linear solid mechanics (plasticity, damage).
  • Regularisation methods.
  • X-FEM (eXtended Finite Element Method).
  • Flow through fractured porous media.
  • Stochastic simulation algorithms for geologic heterogeneity representation.