Jakub Fedorik, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Research Interests

Structural analysis of the Dead Sea Transform and the Red Sea using analogue/numerical modelling and field mapping. 

Selected Publications

Numerical simulation of structural growth in the Lebanese restraining bends, Dead Sea fault system

Jakub Fedorik,Francesco E. Maesano, and Abdulkader M. Alafifi
EGU General Assembly 2021

Structural reconstruction, fault parameterization, and slip rate analysis in the northern Adriatic Sea (Italy): implications for the Plio-Pleistocene tectonic activity of long-lived offshore buried thrusts.

Yuri Panara, Francesco Emanuele Maesano, Chiara Amadori, Jakub Fedorik, Manlio Ghielmi, Giovanni Toscani, and Roberto Basili
EGU General Assembly 2021

Fracture network analysis for carbon mineralization in basalts of the Oligocene Jizan volcanics, Saudi Arabia

Murtadha Al Malallah, Jakub Fedorik, Giacomo Losi, Yuri Panara, Niccolo Menegoni, Abdulkader Alafifi, and Hussein
EGU General Assembly 2021

The Interaction Between Strike-Slip Dominated Fault Zones and Thrust Belt Structures: Insights from 4D Analogue Models

J. Fedorik, F. Zwaan, G. Schreurs, G. Toscani, L. Bonini, S. Seno
Journal of Structural Geology, 122, 89-105, (2019)

Structural analysis and Miocene-to-Present tectonic evolution of a lithospheric-scale, transcurrent lineament: The Sciacca Fault (Sicilian Channel, Central Mediterranean Sea)
J. Fedorik, G. Toscani, E. Lodolo, D. Civile, L. Bonini, S. Seno
Tectonophysics, 722, 342-355, (2018)


  • Ph.D., Structural Geology, University of Pavia, Italy, 2018
  • MSc., Geology of Natural Resources, University of Paul Sabatier, France
  • BSc., Earth Science and Environment, University of Paul Sabatier, France

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, INGV-University of Pavia, Italy
  • 2014-2018: Ph.D. student, University of Pavia, Italy
  • 2016: Visiting Ph.D., University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2015-2016: Visiting Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, USA
  • 2014: Geotechnical engineer, Uranpres, Slovakia
  • 2014: Intern - TOTAL S.A., France
  • 2013: Intern - European Uranium Resources, Slovakia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)


  • 2017 Association of Geophysics Licio Cernobori - AGLC Price (Best researcher (<35y) in Geodynamics)
  • 2018 NERC: Digital field mapping and modelling, University of Birmingham