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Velásquez-Parra, A., Marone, F., Kaufmann, R., Griffa, M. and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2024) Phase saturation control on vorticity enhances mixing in porous media. Water Resour. Res. doi: 10.1029/2023WR036628

Salek, M.M., Carrara, F., Zhou, J., Stocker, R., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2024) Multiscale porosity microfluidics to study bacterial transport in heterogeneous chemical landscapes. Adv. Sci.. doi: 10.1002/advs.202310121


Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2023) From the mental to the conceptual model: The challenge of teaching hydrogeology in the field. Groundwater. doi: 10.1111/gwat.13355

Siavashani, N.S., Valdés-Abellán, J., Do, F., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Elorza, F.J., Candela, L., and Serrat-Capdevila, A. Modeling vadose zone hydrological processes in naturally-occurring piezometric depressions: The Chari-Baguirmi, SE of the Lake Chad Basin. Environ. Earth Sci. doi: 10.1007/s12665-023-11100-0

Nissan, A., Alcolombri, U., Peleg, N., Galili, N., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Molnar, P., and Holzner, M. (2023) Global warming accelerates soil heterotrophic respiration. Nat. Commun. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-38981-w
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Markale, I., Carrel, M., Kurz, D.L., Morales, L.V., Holzner, M., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2023) Internal biofilm heterogeneities enhance solute mixing and chemical reactions in porous media. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.2c09082

Kurz, D.L., Secchi, E., Stocker, R., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2023) Morphogenesis of biofilms in porous media and control on hydrodynamics. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.2c08890

Ben-Noah, I., Hidalgo, J.J., Jiménez-Martínez, J., and Dentz, M. (2023) Solute trapping and the mechanisms of non-Fickian transport in partially saturated porous media. Water Resour. Res. doi: 10.1029/2022WR033613


Kurz, D.L., Secchi, E., Stocker, R., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2022) A microfluidic platform to study bioclogging in porous media. J. Vis. Exp. doi: 10.3791/64689

Charlton, S., Kurz, D.L., Geisel, S., Jiménez-Martínez, J., and Secchi, E. (2022) The role of biofilm matrix composition in controlling colony expansion and morphology. Interface Focus. doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2022.0035

Wielinski, J., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Göttlicher, J., Steininger, R., Mangold, S., Hug, S., Berg, M., and Voegelin, A. (2022) Spatiotemporal phase evolution and arsenic retention in microfluidic models of zerovalent iron-based water treatment under intermittent flow. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.2c02189
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Kurz, D.L., Secchi, E., Carrillo, F.J., Bourg, I.C., Stocker, R., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2022) Competition between growth and shear stress drives intermittency in preferential flow paths in porous media biofilms. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2122202119
Media: H2O Global News  

Pool, S., Francés, F., Garcia-Prats, A., Puertes, C., Pulido-Velazquez, M., Sanchis-Ibor, C., Schirmer, M., Yang, H., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2022) Impact of transformation from flood to drip irrigation on groundwater recharge and nitrogen leaching under variable climatic conditions. Sci. Tot. Environ. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153805
Media: Water Science Policy

Markale, I., Velásquez-Parra, A., Alcolea, A., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2022) Mixing controlled adsroption at the liquid-solid interfaces in unsaturated porous media. Transp. Porous Media doi: 10.1007/s11242-022-01747-x

Velásquez-Parra, A., Aquino, T., Willmann, M., Méheust, Y., Le Borgne, T., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2022) Sharp transition to strongly anomalous transport in unsaturated porous media. Geophys. Res. Lett. doi: 10.1029/2021GL096280

Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Nguyen, J., and Or, D. (2022) Controlling pore-scale processes to tame subsurface biomineralization, Rev. Environ. Sci. Biotechnol. doi: 10.1007/s11157-021-09603-y


Perez, L.J., Puyguirayd, A., Hidalgo, J.J., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Parashar, R. and Dentz, M. (2021) Upscaling mixing-controlled reactions in unsaturated porous media, Transp. Porous Media doi: 10.1007/s11242-021-01710-2

Pool, S., Francés, F., Garcia-Prats, A., Puertes, C., Pulido-Velazquez, M., Sanchis-Ibor, C., Schirmer, M., Yang, H. and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2021) Hydrological modelling of the effect of the transition from flood to drip irrigation on groundwater recharge using multi-objective calibration, Water Resour. Res. doi: 10.1029/2021WR029677

Haghighi, E.,  Damm, A., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2021) Root hydraulic redistribution underlies the insensitivity of soil respiration to combined heat and drought, Appl. Soil Ecol. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2021.104155

Markale, I.,  Cimmarusti, G.M., Britton, M.M. and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2021) Phases saturation control on mixing driven reactions in 3D porous media, Environ. Sci. Technol. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.1c01288

Siavashani, N. S., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Vaquero, G., Elorza, F. J., Sheffield, J., Candela, L. and Serrat-Capdevila, A. (2021) Assessment of CHADFDM satellite-based input dataset for the groundwater recharge estimation in arid and data scarce regions, Hydrol. Process., doi: 10.1002/hyp.14250

Pool, S., Francés, F., Garcia-Prats, A., Pulido-Velazquez, M., Sanchis-Ibor, C., Schirmer, M., Yang, H. and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2021) From flood to drip irrigation under climate change: impacts on evapotranspiration and groundwater recharge in the Mediterranean region of Valencia (Spain), Earth’s Future, doi: 10.1029/2020EF001859

Seybold, H., Eberhard, U., Secchi, E., Cisne, R., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Andrade, R., Dias Araújo, A., Holzner, M., and Andrade Jr, J.S. (2021) Localization in flow of non-Newtonian fluids through disordered porous media. Front. Phys., doi: 10.3389/fphy.2021.635051


Nissan, A., Alcolombri, U., de Schaetzen, F., Berkowitz, B., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2020) Reactive transport with fluid-solid interactions in dual-porosity media. Environ. Sci. Technol. Water, doi: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00043

Fu, X., Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Carey, W., Nguyen, T.P., Viswanathan, H.S., Cueto-Felgueroso, L., and Juanes, R. (2020) Crustal fingering facilitates free-gas migration through the hydrate stability zone. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., doi: 10.1073/pnas.2011064117
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Botella Espeso, M., Corada-Fernández, C., Garcia-Delgado, M., Candela, L., González- Mazo, E., Lara-Martín, P., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2020) Structural control of the non-ionic surfactant alcohol ethoxylates (AEOs) on transport in natural soils. Environ. Poll., doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116021

Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Alcolea, A., Straubhaar, J.A., and Renard, P. (2020) Impact of phases distribution on mixing and reactions in unsaturated porous media. Adv. Water Resour., doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103697

Eberhard, U., Seybold, H.J., Secchi, E., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Ruhs, P.A., Ofner, A., Andrade, J.S., and Holzner, M. (2020) Mapping the local viscosity of non-Newtonian fluids flowing through disordered porous structures. Sci. Rep., doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68545-7

Perez, L.J., Puyguirayd, A., Hidalgo, J.J., Jiménez-Martínez, J., and Dentz, M. (2020) Assessment and prediction of pore-scale reactive mixing from experimental conservative transport data. Water Resour. Res., doi: 10.1029/2019WR026452

Borer, B., Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Stocker, R., and Or, D. (2020) Reduced gravity promotes bacterially mediated anoxic hotspots in unsaturated porous media. Sci. Rep., doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65362-w
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Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Hyman, J.D., Chen, Y., Carey, J.W., Porter, M.L., Kang, Q., Guthrie, G., and Viswanathan, H.S. (2020) Homogeneization of dissolution and enhanced precipitation induced by bubbles in multiphase flow systems. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2020GL087163


Keller, A., Jiménez-Martínez, J., and Mitrano, D. (2019) Transport of nano- and microplastic through unsaturated porous media from sewage sludge application. Environ. Sci. Tech., doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06483
Media: Top Cited Article 2018-2020

Marone, F., Schleputz, C. M., Marti, S., Fusseis, F., Velásquez-Parra, A., Griffa, M., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Dobson, K.J., and Stampanoni, M. (2019) Time resolved in-situ X-ray tomographic microscopy unraveling dynamic processes in geologic systems. Front. Earth Sci., doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00346

Hyman, J. D., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Gable, C.W., Stauffer, P.H., and Pawar, R.J. (2019) Characterizing the impact of fractured caprock heterogeneity on supercritical CO2 injection. Trans. Porous Med., doi: 10.1007/s11242-019-01372-1

Eberhard, U., Seybold, H., Floriancic, M., Bertsch, P., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Andrade Jr., J.S., and Holzner, M. (2019) Determination of the effective viscosity of non-Netwonian fluids flowing through porous media. Front. Phys., doi: 10.3389/fphy.2019.00071

Alcolea, A., Contreras, S., Hunink, J.E., García-Aróstegui, J.L., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2019) Hydrological modelling for the watershed management of the Mar Menor coastal lagoon (Spain). Sci. Tot. Environ., doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.375
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Hyman, J.D., and Jiménez-Martínez, J.* (2018) Dispersion and mixing in three-dimensional discrete fracture networks: nonlinear interplay between structural and hydraulic heterogeneity. Water Resour. Res., doi: 10.1029/2018WR022585

Jougnot, D., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Legendre, R., Le Borgne, T., Méheust, Y., and Linde, N. (2018) Impact of small-scale saline tracer heterogeneity on electrical resistivity monitoring in fully and partially saturated porous media: insights from geoelectrical milli-fluidic experiments. Adv. Water Resour., doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.01.014


Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, and Negre, C.F.A. (2017) Eigenvector centrality for geometric and topological characterization of porous media. Phys. Rev. E, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.96.013310

Valdés-Abellán, J., Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Candela, L., Jacques, D., Kohfahl, C., and Tamoh, K. (2017) Reactive transport modelling to infer changes in soil hydraulic properties induced by non-conventional water irrigation. J. Hydrol., doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.03.061

Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Le Borgne, T., Tabuteau, H., and Méheust, Y. (2017) Impact of saturation on dispersion and mixing in porous media: photo-bleaching pulse injection experiments and shear-enhanced mixing model. Water Resour. Res., doi: 10.1002/2016WR019849


Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, García-Aróstegui, J.L., Hunink, J., Contreras, S., Baudron, P., and Candela, L. (2016) The role of groundwater in highly human-modified hydrosystems: A review of impacts and mitigation options in the Campo de Cartagena-Mar Menor coastal plain (SE Spain). Environ. Rev., doi: 10.1139/er-2015-0089
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Hyman, J.D., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Viswanathan, H.S., Carey, J.W., Porter, M.L., Rougier, E., Karra, S., Kang, Q., Frash, L., Chen, L., Lei, Z., O’Malley, D., and Makedonska, N. (2016) Understanding hydraulic fracturing: A multi-scale problem. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, doi: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0426

Jiménez-Martínez, J., Porter, M.L., Hyman, J.D., Carey, J.W., and Viswanathan, H.S. (2016) Mixing in a three-phase system: Enhanced production of oil-wet reservoirs by CO2 injection. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2015GL066787


Porter, M.L., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Martinez, R., McCulloch, Q., Carey, J.W., and Viswanathan, H.S. (2015) Geo-material microfluidics at reservoir conditions for subsurface energy resource applications. Lab. Chip, doi: 10.1039/C5LC00704F

Jiménez-Martínez, J., Smith, M., and Pope, D. (2015) Prediction of groundwater induced flooding in a chalk aquifer for future climate change scenarios. Hydrol. Process., doi: 10.1002/hyp.10619

Jiménez-Martínez, J., de Anna, P., Tabuteau, H., Turuban, R., Le Borgne, T., and Méheust, Y. (2015) Pore scale mechanisms for the enhancement of mixing in unsaturated porous media and implications for chemical reactions. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2015GL064513

Middleton, R.S., Carey, J.W., Currier, R.P., Hyman, J.D., Kang, Q., Karra, S., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Porter, M.L., and Viswanathan, H.S. (2015) Shale and non-aqueous fracturing fluids: Opportunities and challenges for supercritical CO2. Appl. Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.03.02
Media: Highly Cited Paper Award 2018

Valdes-Abellan, J., Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Candela, L., and Tamoh, K. (2015) Comparison among monitoring strategies to assess water flow dynamic and soil hydraulic properties in agricultural soils. Span. J. Agric. Res., doi: 10.5424/sjar/2015131-6323

Ferrari, A., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Le Borgne, T., Méheust, Y., and Lunati, I. (2015) Challenges in modelling unstable two phase flow experiments in porous micromodels. Water Resour. Res., doi: 10.1002/2014WR016384

Corada-Fernandez, C., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Candela, L., González-Mazo, E., and Lara Martín, P. (2015) Occurrence and spatial distribution of emerging contaminants in the unsaturated zone. Case study: Guadalete River basin (Cadiz, Spain). Chemosphere, doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.04.098


Valdes-Abellan, J., Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, and Candela, L. (2014) Dispersivity determination through a modeling approach from a tracer test based on total Br concentration in soil samples. Soil Sci. doi: 097/SS.0000000000000079

Poch-Massegú, R., Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, Wallis, K.J., Ramírez de Cartagena, F., and Candela, L. (2014) Irrigation return flow and nitrate leaching under different crops and irrigation methods in Western Mediterranean weather conditions. Agric. Water Manag., doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2013.11.017

de Anna, P., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Tabuteau, H., Turuban, R., Le Borgne, T., Derrien, M., and Méheust, Y. (2014) Mixing and reaction kinetics in porous media: an experimental pore scale quantification. Environ. Sci. Technol., 48(1), 508-516, doi: 10.1021/es403105b


Russian, A., Dentz, M., Le Borgne, T., Carrera, J., and Jiménez-Martínez, J. (2013) Temporal scaling of groundwater discharge in dual and multi-continuum catchment models. Water Resour. Res., doi: 10.1002/2013WR014255

Candela, L., Elorza, F.J., Tamoh, K., Jiménez-Martínez, J., and Aureli, A. (2013) Groundwater modelling with limited data sets: the Chari-Logone area (Lake Chad Basin, Chad). Hydrol. Process., doi: 10.1002/hyp.9901

Jiménez-Martínez, J., Longuevergne, L., Le Borgne, T., Davy, P., Russian, A., and Bour, O. (2013) Temporal and spatial scaling of hydraulic response to recharge in fractured aquifers: insights from a frequency domain analysis. Water Resour. Res., doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20260

Valdes-Abellan, J., Candela, L., Jiménez-Martínez, J.*, and Saval-Pérez, J.M. (2013) Brackish groundwater desalination by reverse osmosis in southeastern Spain. Presence of emerging contaminants and potential impact on soil-aquifer media. Desal. Water Treat., 51, 2431-2444, doi: 10.1080/19443994.2012.747506


Jiménez-Martínez, J., Tamoh, K., and Candela, L. (2012) Vadose zone tritium tracer test to estimate aquifer recharge from irrigated areas. Hydrol. Process., doi: 10.1002/hyp.9441

Jiménez-Martínez, J., Tamoh, K., Candela, L., Elorza, F.J., and Hunkeler, D. (2012) Multiphase transport of tritium in unsaturated porous media. Bare and vegetated soils. Math. Geosci., 44, 187-208, doi: 10.1007/s11004-012-9383-8

Candela, L., Elorza, F.J., Jiménez-Martínez, J., and von Igel, W. (2012) Global change and agricultural management options for groundwater sustainability. Comput. Electron. Agr., 86, 120-130, doi: 10.1016/j.compag.2011.12.012

Jiménez-Martínez, J., Candela, L., García-Aróstegui, J.L., and Aragón, R. (2012) A 3D geological model of the Campo de Cartagena, SE Spain: Hydrogeological implications. Geol. Acta, 10(1), 49-62, doi: 10.1344/105.000001703


Jiménez-Martínez, J., Aravena, R., and Candela, L. (2011) The role of leaky boreholes on the contamination of a regional confined aquifer: A case study in the Campo de Cartagena region, Spain. Water Air Soil Poll., 215, 311-327, doi: 10.1007/s11270-010-0480-3


Jiménez-Martínez, J., Candela, L., Molinero, J., and Tamoh, K. (2010) Groundwater recharge in irrigated semi-arid areas with different crops. Quantitative hydrological modelling and sensitivity analysis. Hydrogeol. J., 18, 1811-1824, doi: 10.1007/s10040-010-0658-1


Jiménez-Martínez, J., Skaggs, T.H., van Genuchten M.Th., and Candela, L. (2009) A root zone modeling approach to estimating groundwater recharge from irrigated areas. J. Hydrol., 367(1-2), 138-149, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.01.002


Jiménez-Martínez, J., and Custodio, E. (2008) Deuterium excess in rain and in recharge to aquifers in the Circum-Mediterranean area and Spanish Mediterranean coast (in Spanish). Boletín Geológico y Minero 119(1), 21-32.