Fadji Zaouna Maina

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Building 074, Room 0327S

M/S 74R316C

Phone: 510-486-6220


Curriculum Vitae


Fadji Zaouna Maina is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Energy Geosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Fadji received her PhD in 2016 from University of Strasbourg (France). She worked as PhD Candidate at CEA (The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and as Postdoctoral Researcher at CNRS (The French National Center for Scientific Research) in France and Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Her research is focus on:

  • Understanding the impact of climate extremes on water resources using high performance computing, remote sensing techniques and parallelized hydrologic models
  • Development of high resolution physically based models to assess watersheds nonlinear dynamics
  • Development of efficient numerical algorithms for the resolution of unsaturated flow
  • Inverse modeling and adaptive parameterization to characterize complex hydrologic systems
  • Uncertainty quantification and global sensitivity analysis using polynomial chaos expansion to optimize hydrodynamic parameters estimation
  • Assessing the importance of gravimetric variations in the estimation of hydrodynamic parameters