Current group participants (click on name for details)

Principal investigators

Prof. Barbara Trzaskos

Structural analysis and tectonics


Prof. Carlos Guedes

Sedimentology and sedimentary petrology

Prof. Carolina Aquino

Clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy


Prof. Fernando Vesely

Clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy



Post-doctoral fellows

Luis Gustavo de Castro

Current research: Geophysical-structural framework of the Recôncavo rift


Mérolyn Rodrigues

Current research: Processes and products of soft-sediment deformation



PhD students

Deise Silveira

Current research: Stratigraphic architecture of the Recôncavo rift 

Lara Ferreira Neves

Current research: Reservoir properties of remobilized sands

Leonardo Barão

Current research: Deformation in South Atlantic oceanic islands

Ronaldo Kraft

Current research: Stratigraphic framework and heterogeneities of mass-transport complexes

Thammy Mottin

Current research: Stratigraphy and paleogeography of the late Paleozoic glacial-postglacial transition in the Paraná Basin

MSc students

Andreas Pauli de Castro

Current research: Sedimentary provenance of sin-rift deposits from the Recôncavo Basin

Bruno Gomes de Souza

Current research: Sedimentology and stratigraphy of late Paleozoic glacial deposits in the Paraná Basin

Hugo Seiti Yamassaki

Current research: Seismic geomorphology of deep-sea fans

Undergrad students

Clara Costa Polanski

Current research: Analysis of deformation structures in well core


Daniele Delgado

Current research: Lithostratigraphic subdivision of the Carboniferous succession in the Paraná Basin

Andressa Rizzi Kuzjman

Current research: The use of Machine Learning in lithological identification from well logs

Gabrielle Amanda Poi

Current research: Injected sands in the Recôncavo Basin

Giovana Rebelo Diório

Current research: Salt tectonics and sedimentation in northern Santos Basin

Leticya Emanoelly Tarczewski

Current research: Sequence stratigraphy of early Permian deposits in the Paraná Basin

Nicole Calil Silva

Current research: Digital mapping and structural analysis of deformed strata in the Recôncavo Basin