Badr Ghorbal started to work at Simula in November 2011 and is involved in the 5D PaleoEarth project within the Computation Geoscience group. Associate researcher between 2009 and 2011 in the Tectonics and Geochronology Isotope Labs of the University of Kansas, he has worked as structural geologist and geochronologist on the Central and Eastern Cordillera project in Collaboration with the Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo (ICP)/Ecopetrol and others academic partners. After finishing with honours his master in geology at the UPMC of Paris and the Institut Français du Petrole (IFP), he completed his PhD in Geology on the Thermo-Tectonic evolution of the NW African corner at the V. University of Amsterdam.
▪ Tectonic and regional geodynamics.
▪ Lithospheric and topographic evolution of continent interiors ;
▪ Quantifying deformation processes of intra-continental mountain belts ;
▪ Rifting and post-rift vertical motions of not so 'passive'continental margins ;
▪ Intrusive and metamorphic petrology, thermobarometry ;▪ Low-Temperature thermochronology and geochronology.
▪ Evolutions of intra-continental belts: the High Atlas (Morocco) and the Eastern Cordillera (Colombia);
▪ He diffusion kinetic and radiation damage in zircon and impact for (U-Th)/He thermochronometry;
▪ Thermo-tectonic evolution of the Peri-Tethys basins along the present North African Margin;
▪ Post-rift exhumation of conjugate ‘passive’ margins of the Central Atlantic and Alpine Tethys Realms;
▪ Paleogeographic reconstruction of the Atlantic Realm.