Dr Andrea Codd

Computational Scientist

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 334 64118


I am a computational scientist in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. My current project is monitoring CO2 sequestration using geophysical inversion. Subsurface behaviour, (e.g. electromagnetic, gravity) is modelled using partial differential equations. Inversion is an optimisation problem and I use quasi Newton iterative methods, finite elements, preconditioned conjugate gradient and algebraic multigrid to obtain size and behaviour of the CO2 plume from electrical potential and gravity measurements.

Research Interests

  • partial differential equations
  • finite elements
  • algebraic multigrid
  • numerical modelling
    Geophysical modelling and Inversion

Research Impacts

Carbon sequestration is a possible method to reduce or delay the impact of climate change by long term carbon storage. Monitoring and inversion of geophysical data to map the subsurface is necessary to detect carbon plume behaviour.


  • BSc, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Doctory of Philosophy, University of Colorado
  • Master of Science, University of Colorado


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