UC Berkeley Active Tectonics

Welcome to the Active Tectonics Research Group at UC Berkeley. We are part of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and are affiliated with the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. Our research focuses on problems relating to fault zone processes and crustal deformation. Our approach is interdisciplinary, integrating geodetic, geomorphic, geologic, and seismological observations along with theoretical modeling.

I am hoping to find a Ph.D. student to join our Active Tectonics research group this coming year (applications due December, 2021). Please contact me if interested.

I am also looking for a Postdoc with strong modeling skills interested in joining my group. Research topics include subduction zone deformation transients and modeling of phase shifts in the Earth's response to periodic surface loading aimed at resolving viscoelastic deformation processes.