Rafael Cherene is a PhD student and research assistant with the EarthByte Group. His research project supervised by Dr Sabin Zahirovic and co-supervised by Dr Tristan Salles, aims to investigate the interplay between geological processes, landscape evolution, and the suitability and capacity of carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage within sedimentary systems, employing high-resolution landscape evolution models in the pyBadlands (Salles et al., 2018); his study seeks to identify suitable locations for the storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
Rafael completed his Bachelor’s in Geology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and holds a graduate diploma in Basin analysis from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. He concluded his Master’s degree at the Federal Fluminense University in Geophysics, working with an industry partner in seismic interpretation and the impacts of halokinesis in the Santos Basin, Brazil. Before starting his PhD, Rafael was working at the University of Queensland as a research assistant, actively involved in the field of geochronology.