Dr Andrés González Quirós


Andrés González Quirós biography:

2021 – ongoing: Hydrogeologist / Geothermal scientist, British Geological Survey

2019 – 2021: Royal Society – Newton International Fellow, University of Aberdeen

2016 – 2018: Research Fellow, EU RFCS MERIDA (Management of Environmental Risks After Mine Closure)

2016: PhD Mining Engineering, University of Oviedo

2011: MSc Geological Resources, University of Oviedo

2009: BSc honours (5-year degree) Geology, University of Oviedo

Research interests

  • Geothermal Energy
  • Mine water flow and heat transport modelling
  • Groundwater modelling, calibration and uncertainty analysis
  • Coastal hydrogeology and seawater intrusion
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Near surface geophysics

ORCID: 0000-0003-1102-8626

  • González-Quirós, A, and Comte, J C. 2021. Hydrogeophysical model calibration and uncertainty analysis via full integration of PEST/PEST++ and COMSOL. Environmental Modelling & Software, 145, 105183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.105183
  • González-Quirós, A, and Fernández-Álvarez, J P. 2021. Use of microgravity for identification of delayed gravity drainage and conceptual model selection in unconfined aquifers. Journal of Hydrology, 126285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126285
  • González-Quirós, A, and Comte, J-C. 2020. Relative importance of conceptual and computational errors when delineating saltwater intrusion from resistivity inverse models in heterogeneous coastal aquifers. Advances in Water Resources, 144, 103695. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103695
  • González-Quirós, A, and Fernández-Álvarez, J P. 2019. Conceptualization and finite element groundwater flow modeling of a flooded underground mine reservoir in the Asturian Coal Basin, Spain. Journal of Hydrology, 124036. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124036
  • Comte, J C, Wilson, C, Ofterdinger, U, and González‐Quirós, A. 2017. Effect of volcanic dykes on coastal groundwater flow and saltwater intrusion: A field‐scale multiphysics approach and parameter evaluation. Water Resources Research, 53(3), 2171- 2198. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019480
  • González-Quirós, A, & Fernández-Álvarez, J P. 2017. Forward Coupled Modeling and Assessment of Gravity Anomalies Caused by Pumping Tests in Unconfined Aquifers Under Unsteady-State Conditions. Mathematical Geosciences, 49(5), 603-617. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11004-016-9634-1
  • Fernández-Álvarez, J P, González-Quirós, A, and Rubio-Melendi, D. 2016. Assessment of the value of microgravity to estimate the principal directions of the anisotropic transmissivity of aquifers from pumping tests: A study using a Hough transform based automatic algorithm. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 134, 172-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.09.015
  • González-Quirós, A, and Fernández-Álvarez, J P. 2014. Simultaneous Solving of Three- Dimensional Gravity Anomalies Caused by Pumping Tests in Unconfined Aquifers. Mathematical Geosciences, 46(6), 649-664. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11004-014-9539-9
  • González-Fernández, B, Menéndez-Casares, E, Meléndez-Asensio, M, Fernández-Menéndez, S, Ramos-Muñiz, F, Cruz-Hernández, P, and González-Quirós, A. 2014. ‘Sources of mercury in groundwater and soils of west Gijón (Asturias, NW Spain)’, Science of the Total Environment, 481, 217-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.034

Google Scholar – Andrés González Quirós

Research Gate – Andrés González Quirós

  • Groundwater modelling (COMSOL Multiphysics, FEFLOW, MODFLOW)
  • Calibration and uncertainty analysis (PEST/PEST++)
  • Geophysics field experience (electrical resistivity, gravity, magnetics, GPR, TDEM)
  • Geophysical modelling and inversion
  • Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
  • Member of the International Association of Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG)
  • Member of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE)
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Young hydrogeologist “Alfons Bayó” Award 2020 (International Association of Hydrogeologists – Spanish Chapter)
  • Best poster award – COMSOL Conference Europe 2020 (“Coupling PEST/PEST++ and COMSOL® for hydrogeophysical model calibration using pilot points”).
  • IAMG Mathematical Geosciences Student Award 2014

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