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M.Sc. Sara Pena-Castellnou

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Scientific staff, PhD student
Granted by RWTH Aachen University


Paleoseismology and active tectonics of the Yogyakarta area, Java (Indonesia)

Curriculum Vitae

2018 to present: PhD student at Neotectonics and Natural Hazards, RWTH Aachen University.
2017 to 2018: Master degree in Mineral Resources and Geological Hazards, Specialization in Geological Hazards. University of Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain.
2016 to 2017: Student staff member at Department of Earth and ocean dynamics of the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain. Contribution to the PREVENT project which consists in preventing seismic disasters in Eastern Betics (SE Spain).
2013 to 2017: Bachelor in Geology, University of Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain.


Conference publications
Pena-Castellnou, S., Marliyani, G., Reicherter, K. 2019. Preliminary Tectonic Geomorphology of the Opak Fault System, Java (Indonesia). Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21, EGU2019-12307.
Khazaradze, G., Pena-Castellnou, S., Santamaría-Gómez, A., Vernant, P. 2019. 3D GPS velocity field of the Iberian Peninsula. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21, EGU2019-9710.
Pena-Castellnou, S., Khazaradze, G. 2018. Methods to characterize the 3D velocity field of the Iberian Peninsula using GPS. In: Resúmenes de la 3a Reunión Ibérica sobre Fallas Activas y Paleosismología. Alicante, Spain, pp 1–4.
Khazaradze, G., López, R., Pena, S., Masana, E. 2018. GPS monitoring of the geodetic slip rates at the Carboneras Fault in the SE Betics, Spain. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20 , EGU2018-66263.


Pena-Castellnou, S. (2018): Present Day 3D GPS velocity field of the Iberian Peninsula and implications for seismic hazard – University of Barcelona. Available on:
Pena-Castellnou, S. (2017): Analysis of a trench with paleoseismological purposes in Carboneras fault (SE Iberian Peninsula) – University of Barcelona, in catalan. Unpublished Bachelor’s thesis.