David Castillo


  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Current projects

JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) Technical Advisory Team Board Member. Responsibilities include providing geomechanical insights on deep scientific drilling expeditions as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The task is to identify hazards while drilling and instrumenting a deep observation hole in the Nankai Trough Subduction Zone in Japan as part of the NanTroSEIZE project. In 2017-2019, David Castillo designed and executed a Real-Time Geomechanics program in preparation for using the R/V Chikyu during IODP Expedition 358 to intersect the subduction zone plate boundary. The 2019-2020 postmortem of this expedition has gained valuable information for successfully executing future drilling expeditions in the Nankai Trough Subduction Zone, including expeditions to penetrate the mantle at a site yet to be determined. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Geophysics, PhD, Plate Boundary Stresses, Stanford University

20 Aug 198721 Jun 1993

Award Date: 21 Jun 1993

Industry keywords

  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • Geomechanics Modelling
  • Fault Mechanics
  • Drilling

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