My main research interests lie in
seismology with focus on the interactions
between mantle convection and surface tectonics. I am fascinated by
the inner workings of terrestrial planets, and how their mantle and
surface systems have co-evolved over time.
My group combines field, laboratory, and numerical approaches to
construct dynamical models, focusing on the physics of plate
tectonics, from grain-scale deformation to plate-scale flow.
My teaching interests include Earth System
Dynamics including Natural Hazards, Geophysics, Geodynamics,
Seismology, Deep Earth Dynamics, Quantitative Methods,
Numerical Geodynamics, and
the Solid Earth
Research and Teaching Environment (SEATREE). We always
have research opportunities for highly motivated
undergrad and grad students.
Our research has been funded by NSF, NASA, USGS, DAAD, the Humboldt
Foundation, and Chevron. Their support is greatfully acknowledged.
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