Fernando Ornelas Marques

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Member of the Editorial Board of Tectonophysics, Elsevier

Guest Professor at ETH-Zürich in 2008

2008 Top Reviewer Award in Journal of Structural Geology, Elsevier

Organiser of GeoMod2010, Modelling in Geosciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Managing Guest Editor of the Tectonophysics Special Volume 526-529, 2012

PI of Research Project MEGAHazards2 funded by FCT with 200 000 € for the period 01.06.2016 - 31.05.2019

Guest Professor at Université Paris-Saclay in July and September 2017

Honourable Mention University of Lisbon/CGD prize 2017 for Geosciences

Outstanding Reviewer, December 2017, Journal of Structural Geology, Elsevier

Managing Guest Editor of Tectonophysics Special Issue in honour of E. Burov, Volume 746, 2018

Personal information

Name: Fernando Manuel Ornelas Guerreiro Marques

Place and date of birth: Lourenço Marques (currently Maputo), Mozambique, 22.10.1954

Nationality: Portuguese

Institutional Address: Departamento de Geologia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Edifício C6, Piso 2, 1749-016 Lisboa Portugal

Mobile: + 351 962838150

E-mail: fomarques@fc.ul.pt   and   fomarques@gmail.com

Skype: fmogmarques

Main scientific areas of research

Structural Geology, Tectonics, Experimental and Numerical Modelling, Tectonophysics, Geodynamics


Academic degrees

Habilitation – Lisbon University, 2003

Ph.D. in Geology, Internal Geodynamics, Summa Cum Laude  –  Lisbon University, 1994

M.Sc. in Geology – Lisbon University, 1989

Graduation in Geology, with final average mark of 17 out of 20  –  Lisbon University, 1985

Academic career

Assistant Professor  –  since April 1994

Assistant  –  1989 to 1994

Assistant in training  –  1986 to 1989

Geology student  –  5 years course completed in 5 years, from 1980/81 to 1984/85

Present position

Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the University of Lisbon


Recent and current activity


01st June to 01st August in Brazil - collaboration with the Universities of Natal (UFRN) and Campina Grande (UFCG), including fieldwork in the Rio do Peixe Basin


12th January to 16th February in Brazil - collaboration with the Universities of Natal (UFRN) and Campina Grande (UFCG), including fieldwork in the Rio do Peixe Basin

As of 1st March ...  - with no classes and quarantined at home, I am taking this unique opportunity to write down the manuscripts I had quarantined for too long, especially the ones I did not write in 2017

Countdown to retirement ... 9 months left! A new life will begin!

My house in Santa Maria Island, Azores, where I will start a new adventure

Sunrise photographed from my bedroom in Santa Maria Island, Azores

Fernando Ornelas,
16 Jan 2014, 01:28