My group studies the physical mechanisms of earthquakes and faulting processes using both observational methods (e.g., seismic data analysis) and numerical tools (e.g., earthquake rupture/cycle simulation). We’re particularly interested in how fault zone structure, fluid migration, and fault mechanical properties can affect the nucleation, propagation, and arrest of earthquakes and how earthquakes contribute to the strain budget and structural evolution of fault zones. We also have a broad interest in developing physical tools for mitigating seismic hazard and bridging earthquake science and engineering applications.
We’re actively looking for a graduate student this year! Please shoot me an email if you’re interested in joining my group. For more about our research projects and the group, please see the research page and group page. More general information for prospective students can be found here.
Check the video below about our trip to remove seismometers around Lake Erie!