Research

 

Our group is interested in tectonic geodesy, fault mechanics, and natural hazards.  We focus on the physics of earthquake faulting and how faults interact with each other.  We use high performance computers to run large scale simulations of fault movements, constrained by seismic and geodetic data.  We also develop methods to monitor nuclear tests. Main funding sources are the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Lab, and the Southern California Earthquake Center.

 

Current projects

 

Oceanic Transform Faults
Ground-truth Earthquakes in Iran
Geodetic Signature of Nuclear Tests
Seafloor Geodesy
Creep Events on Continental Faults
Slow Slip Events in Subduction Zones