Alessandro Comolli

I am a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain.  In my research, I study anomalous transport of solutes in heterogeneous media via both numerical and theoretical methods. In particular, the subject of my doctoral project is upscaling global models for non-Fickian transport in pore-scale and Darcy-scale heterogeneous media. This thesis work is part of the the European Research Council (ERC) project “Mixing in Heterogeneous Media Across Spatial and Temporal Scales: From Local Non-Equilibrium to Anomalous Chemical Transport and Dynamic Uncertainty” (MHetScale).

Transport in heterogeneous permeability fields.


  • Comolli, A., Hidalgo, J. J., Moussey, C. and Dentz, M. (2016) Non-Fickian Transport Under Heterogeneous Advection and Mobile-Immobile Mass Transfer, Transp. Porous Media, doi:10.1007/s11242-016-0727-6.
  • Dentz, M., Kang, P. K., Comolli, A., Le Borgne, T. and Lester, D.R. (2016) Continuous Time Random Walks for the Evolution of Lagrangian Velocities, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 1, 074004, doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.1.074004.