Arculus R.J., Ishizuka O., Bogus K.A., Gurnis M., Hickey-Vargas R., Aljahdali M.H., Bandini-Maeder A.N., Barth A.P., Brandl P.A., Drab L., Guerra R.D., Hamada M., Jiang F.Q., Kanayama K., Kender S., Kusano Y., Li H., Loudin L.C., Maffione M., Marsaglia K.M., McCarthy A., Meffre S., Morris A., Neuhaus M., Savov I.P., Sena C., Tepley F.J., van der Land C., Yogodzinski G.M., Zhang Z.H. (2015) A record of spontaneous subduction initiation in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc. NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 8 , (9), 728-733. See more
Salas J., Sena C., Arcos D. (2014) Hydrogeochemical evolution of the bentonite buffer in a KBS-3 repository for radioactive waste. Reactive transport modelling of the LOT A2 experiment. APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 101 521-532. See more
Sena C., Molinero J., Ajima S., Todaka N. (2012) Modelling microbial processes coupled to reactive transport in groundwater: a benchmark analysis. Mathematical Geosciences, 44 , (2), 209-226. See more
Sena C., Condesso de Melo T.M. (2012) Groundwater-surface water interactions in a freshwater lagoon vulnerable to anthropogenic pressures (Pateira de Fermentelos, Portugal). Journal Of Hydrology, 466 88–102. See more
Grandia F., Sena C., Arcos D., Molinero J., Duro L., Bruno J. (2011) Quantitative assessment of radionuclide retention in the Quaternary sediments/granite interface of the Fennoscandian shield (Sweden). Applied Geochemistry, 26 , (5), 679-687. See more
Sena C., Molinero J. (2009) Water Resources Assessment and Hydrogeological Modelling as a Tool for the Feasibility Study of a Closure Plan for an Open Pit Mine (La Respina Mine, Spain). Mine Water And The Environment, 28 , (2), 94-101. See more
Grandia F., Sena C., Arcos D., Molinero J., Duro L., Bruno J. (2009) Modelling the radionuclide transfer from bedrock to surface systems at Forsmark site (Sweden). Radioprotection, 44 , (5), 333-338. See more
Sena C. (2007) Interacções água subterrânea-água superficial na zona da Pateira de Fermentelos (Portugal). MSc Thesis. . See more
Arcos D., Sena C., Salas J. (2010) Numerical modelling of the geochemical evolution of the near-field under the hydrothermal conditions expected for a KBS-3 repository. 4th International meeting on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, , Nantes, France. See more
Sena, C. and Condesso de Melo, M.T. Groundwater – surface water interactions in the Pateira de Fermentelos region (Portugal) – implications on water quality. 35th International Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, September 2007, Lisbon (Portugal). See more
Sena, C., Molinero, J. Water resources and hydrogeological modelling as a tool for the feasibility assessment of the closure plan of an open pit (La Respina mine, Spain). 10th Congress of the International Mine Water Association – Mine water and the environment, June, 2008, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic). See more
Sena C., Grandia F., Arcos D., Molinero J., Duro L., Bruno J. Quantitative assessment of radionuclide migration through Quaternary deposits of Sweden by using groundwater flow and reactive solute transport models. International Groundwater Symposium, June, 2008, Istambul, Turkey. See more
Sena C., Salas J., Arcos D. (2010) Aspects of geochemical evolution of the SKB near field in the frame of SR-Site. SKB - Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company. , (TR-10-59 (ISSN 1404-0344)), . See more
Sena C., Salas J., Arcos D. (2010) Thermo-hydro-geochemical modelling of the bentonite buffer. LOT A2 experiment. SKB - Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company. , (TR-10-65 (ISSN 1404-0344)), . See more
Piqué A., Grandia F., Sena C., Arcos D., Molinero J., Duro L., Bruno J. (2010) Conceptual and numerical modelling of radionuclide transport in near-surface systems at Forsmark. SKB - Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company. , (R-10-30 (ISSN 1402-3091)), . See more
Sena C., Grandia F., Arcos D., Molinero J., Duro L. (2008) Complementary modelling of radionuclide retention in the near-surface system at Forsmark. Development of a reactive transport model using Forsmark 1.2 data. SKB - Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company. , (R-08-107 (ISSN 1402-3091)), . See more
Grandia F., Sena C., Arcos D., Molinero J., Duro L., Bruno J. (2007) Quantitative assessment of radionuclide retention capacity of the Quaternary near-surface system at Forsmark – Conceptual and numerical development of a coupled groundwater flow and reactive transport model based on Forsmark v1.2 Site Descriptive Model. SKB - Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company. , (R-07-64 (ISSN 1402-3091)), . See more
Reviewer in Scientific Journals
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
Co-organization of congresses and training courses
2014 - International Conference Mathematics and Engineering in Marine and Earth Problems (Univ. Aveiro)
2010 - 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM)
2009 - 1st Edition of the advanced course on Environmental Hydrogeochemical Modelling (Amphos 21)
2007 - 35th Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists
2012-2013 - Science Officer in the Project EUROFLEETS (7th European Framework Programme)
2011 - Consultant in Hydrogeology in the private company Nemus.
Elaboration and cost evaluation of the Programme of Measures of the River Basin Management Plans of Alentejo and Algarve, Portugal (European Water Framework Directive, 2000/60/EC)
2007-2010 - Consultant in Groundwater Modelling and Waste Management in the private company Amphos 21:
- Assessment of the geochemical evolution of the Deep Geological Repository for spent nuclear fuel (client: SKB, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co.)
- Assessment of radionuclide mobility in engineered barriers (bentonite), deep fractured rocks, and shallow aquifers (client: SKB)
- Assessment of biodegradation processes coupled to geochemical processes in the Deep Geological Repository (clients: JAEA, Japan Atomic Energy Agency and JPower, Japan Electric Power Development Co.)
- Hydrogeological modelling for the closure plan of an open pit (client: Rio Tinto Minerals)
Science Outreach Projects
2013, until present - Programme Ciência Viva no Verão. Field trip: Pateira de Fermentelos: onde nasce a água e para onde vai quando se esconde?
2013 - Geologia: Recursos, Riscos e Património. One-year project developed with three high-school institutions from the region of Aveiro, Portugal. Coordinated by Clara Sena.
2014 - IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program) Expedition 351 - Izu Bonin Mariana Arc Origins.
Chief scientists: Richard Arculus (Australian National University) & Osamu Ishizuka (Geological Survey of Japan/AIST).
Duration: 62 days
2012 - GASBATS: The Gibraltar Arc System: BAthymetry, Tectonic & Sedimentary causes
Chief-scientist: Menchu Comas (CSIC / Univ. Granada, Spain)
Duration: 23 days
Domain of specialization
1) Hydrodynamics and Hydrogeochemistry of aquifers and surface water bodies
2) Numerical modelling of groundwater flow, transport of solutes, multi-phase flow and biogeochemical reactions in the context of:
- natural systems
- contamination of soil and water
- the Deep Geological Repository for high level radioactive waste (i.e. spent nuclear fuel)
2009 - PhD in Geosciences (Quantitative Hydrogeology), University of Aveiro & Amphos 21
2007 - Master degree in Geochemistry, University of Aveiro
2005 - Post-graduation in Groundwater Hydrology, Technical University of Catalonia
2003 - Graduation in Applied and Environmental Geology, University of Lisbon
Post-doctoral Fellow in the University of Oslo
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydrogeology at the Department of Geosciences. The post-doctoral project contributes to the 'Geology & Geophysics' and 'Geography & Hydrology' sections, strengthening the Department as a central research and educational institution in hydrogeology.
The focus of this post-doctoral project covers the topics of: groundwater flow and solute transport, unsaturated/saturated zone interactions, and water quality.
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