Meet the RISeR team: Víctor Cartelle Álvarez

My name is Víctor Cartelle Álvarez and I have recently joined the great team of RISeR at the University of Leeds as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in offshore seismic. Prior to this position, I was a PhD student at the University of Vigo (Spain), where I have also studied a degree in Marine Science and an MSc in Oceanography. With a background in oceanography, my research is focused on Marine Geology, particularly seismic and sequential stratigraphy of shallow marine basins, based on the analysis of offshore seismic records. During my thesis, I have performed the integration of seismic and sedimentary data to reconstruct the evolution of depositional environments of coastal incised valleys and I had the opportunity to investigate the shallow gas system of the Iberian Peninsula margins. My research interest is the coastal response to sea-level changes and the evolution of depositional environments under different driving mechanisms.

Although I am at the moment focused on research activities I also enjoy teaching. While studying for my PhD I had the opportunity to teach Geological Oceanography Methods, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology to undergraduate students at the University of Vigo, and teaching captivated me, as I discovered that it is extremely rewarding and allows unlimited personal development. That’s the reason why in my last year as a PhD student I enrolled in a Masters to get the qualification for high-school teaching in Spain and, before moving to Leeds, I have been teaching Biology & Geology for three months at a High-School. That was a wonderful experience I sometimes miss a little.

Outside of work, I can be found walking around the city and the countryside or swimming. I love reading science-fiction books and really enjoy travelling around the world.