UC Berkeley Active Tectonics

Three circle images showing a GPS antenna, an insar image of a fault, and Roland Burgmann on a rock. A model of a fault shown below circles.

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 will be interested in finding a Ph.D. student to join our Active Tectonics research group this coming year (applications due December, 2024). Please contact me if interested.