PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley
I am a graduate student in the UC Berkeley Active Tectonics lab working with Professor Roland Burgmann. I am also a member of the Berkeley Seismology Lab.
My interests are in tectonic deformation related to the earthquake cycle. In particular, I use space-geodetic techniques (GPS, InSAR) and seismic datasets (characteristically repeating earthquakes) to understand tectonic deformation. I am interested in deformation processes on a variety of timescales, from coseismic and interseismic deformation to elastic loading. My research mostly focuses on regions in Northern California, such as the San Francisco Bay Area and the Mendocino Triple Junction, but also includes other active areas around the world.
kmaterna [at] berkeley [dot] edu