Professional Education


  • Laurea, Universita Degli Studi Di Padova (2006)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universita Degli Studi Di Padova (2010)

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


My research interests concern the physics of fluid flow and deformation in porous media. Specifically, my research focus is on modeling coupled hydromechanical processes that occur as a consequence of the exploitation and management of subsurface energy resources. Significant applications include land subsidence prediction due to water or hydrocarbon extraction, and fluid injection in deep geologic formations for underground gas storage, deformation mitigation or geological carbon sequestration purposes.

Lab Affiliations


All Publications


  • The effect of graph partitioning techniques on parallel Block FSAI preconditioning: a computational study NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS Janna, C., Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M. 2015; 68 (4): 813-836
  • A coupled MFE poromechanical model of a large-scale load experiment at the coastland of Venice COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Castelletto, N., Gambolati, G., Teatini, P. 2015; 19 (1): 17-29
  • 3D geomechanical modeling for CO2 geological storage in faulted formations. A case study in an offshore northern Adriatic reservoir, Italy INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Teatini, P., Castelletto, N., Gambolati, G. 2014; 22: 63-76
  • Multiphysics modeling of CO2 sequestration in a faulted saline formation in Italy ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES Castelletto, N., Teatini, P., Gambolati, G., Bossie-Codreanu, D., Vincke, O., Daniel, J., Battistelli, A., Marcolini, M., Donda, F., Volpi, V. 2013; 62: 570-587
  • Geological CO2 sequestration in multi-compartment reservoirs: Geomechanical challenges JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Castelletto, N., Gambolati, G., Teatini, P. 2013; 118 (5): 2417-2428

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jgrb.50180

    View details for Web of Science ID 000327299800002

  • II cycle compressibility from satellite measurements GEOTECHNIQUE Ferronato, M., Castelletto, N., Gambolati, G., Janna, C., Teatini, P. 2013; 63 (6): 479-486
  • Can natural fluid pore pressure be safely exceeded in storing gas underground? ENGINEERING GEOLOGY Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G., Janna, C., Marzorati, D., Teatini, P. 2013; 153: 35-44
  • Thermo-hydro-mechanical modeling of fluid geological storage by Godunov-mixed methods INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G. 2012; 90 (8): 988-1009

    View details for DOI 10.1002/nme.3352

    View details for Web of Science ID 000303113500003

  • A geomechanical transversely isotropic model of the Po River basin using PSInSAR derived horizontal displacement INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES Janna, C., Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G., Teatini, P. 2012; 51: 105-118
  • A new hydrogeologic model to predict anthropogenic uplift of Venice WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Teatini, P., Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G., Tosi, L. 2011; 47
  • Geomechanical response to seasonal gas storage in depleted reservoirs: A case study in the Po River basin, Italy JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE Teatini, P., Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G., Janna, C., Cairo, E., Marzorati, D., Colombo, D., Ferretti, A., Bagliani, A., Bottazzi, F. 2011; 116
  • Numerical Modeling of Rock/Casing Interaction in Radioactive-Marker Boreholes of the Northern Adriatic Basin, Italy SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G., Janna, C., Teatini, P. 2010; 13 (6): 906-913
  • A fully coupled 3-D mixed finite element model of Biot consolidation JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Ferronato, M., Castelletto, N., Gambolati, G. 2010; 229 (12): 4813-4830
  • Can Venice be raised by pumping water underground? A pilot project to help decide WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Castelletto, N., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G., Putti, M., Teatini, P. 2008; 44 (1)