Fabio Capitanio

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

PhD projects are available for highly motivated students. The projects may range from early Earth formation to plate tectonics, from earthquakes modelling to climate interactions. Prospective candidate may enquire on available projects.


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Personal profile


Fabio works in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Faculty of Science, Monash University as a ARC Future Fellow 


Research interests

I am interested in many aspects of the Earth's dynamics, from seismicity to climate interactions, from mountain building to global plate motions, using a range of modelling methodologies, high performance computing and, lately, application of deep learning.

Supervision interests

Actively seeking highly motivated students for PhD projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an international research group of Earth and Computational scientists working on a range of projects. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Geodynamics
  • Tectonics
  • Early Earth
  • Global Plate Motions
  • High Performance Computing
  • Numerical Modelling

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