Imperial College London

Dr Paula Alejandra Gago

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus




Professional Interest and Activities

Statistical mechanics.

Disordered systems.

Granular matter and porous media.

Silo discharge and jamming in granular matter.

Active matter.


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Gago, P. A., King, P. R. & Muggeridge, A. H. “Fast Estimation of Effective Permeability and Sweep Efficiency of Waterflooding in Geologically Heterogeneous Reservoirs.” ECMOR XV-15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. 29th of August to 1st of September 2016, Amsterdam, Holland.

Gago, P. A., Maza, D. & Pugnaloni, L. A. Ergodic-nonergodic transition in tapped granular systems: The role of persistent contacts. Pap. in Phys., 8, 080001 (2016). link

Masihi, M., Gago, P. A. & King, P. R. “Estimation of the effective permeability of heterogeneous porous media by using percolation concepts.” Transp. Porous Med. 114, 169-199 (2016). link

Pastor, J. M., Garcimartn, A., Gago, P. A., , Peralta, J. P., Martn-Gmez, C., L. M. Ferrer, Maza, D., Parisi, D. R., L. A. Pugnaloni, and I. Zuriguel. Experimental proof of faster-is-slower in systems of frictional particles flowing through constrictions. Phys. Rev. E, 92(6), 062817 (2015). link

Gago, P. A., Maza, D. y Pugnaloni, L. A. Relevance of system size to the steady-state properties of tapped granular systems. Phys Rev E 91, 032207 (2015). link

I. Zuriguel, D. Parisi, R.C. Hidalgo, C. Lozano, A. Janda, P. A. Gago, J. P. Peralta, L. M. Ferrer, L. A. Pugnaloni, E. Clment, D. Maza, I. Pagonabarraga y A. Garcimartn. Clogging transition of many-particle systems flowing through bottlenecks. Sci. Rep. 4 (2014). link

P. A. Gago, D. R. Parisi, and L. A. Pugnaloni, ”Faster Is Slower Effect in Granular Flows. Traffic and Granular Flow 11, Springer (15-Nov-2013). link

Christophe Perge, María Alejandra Aguirre, Paula Alejandra Gago, Luis A. Pugnaloni, Denis Le Tourneau, Jean-Christophe Gminarde, Evolution of pressure profiles during the discharge of a silo. Phys Rev E 85, 021303 (2012). link

Luis A. Pugnaloni, Ivn Snchez, Paula A. Gago, José Damas, Iker Zuriguel, and Diego Maza, Towards a relevant set of state variables to describe static granular packings. Phys Rev E 82, 050301 (2010). arxiv

Paula A. Gago, Nicols E. Bueno, Luis A. Pugnaloni, High intensity tapping regime in a frustrated lattice gas model of granular compaction. Gran. Matt. Vol. 11,Issue 6, pp 365-369 (2009). arxiv