As a geophysicist, my main research interests are in
with focus on the interactions between mantle convection, surface
geology, and Earth evolution. We combine field, laboratory, and
numerical approaches into dynamical models, focusing on the physics of
plate tectonics, from grain-scale deformation to plate-scale flow.
Recent research projects include work
anisotropy, mantle heat transport
and the mechanics of plate
tectonics, subduction dynamics,
and fault system mechanics.
My teaching interests include Engineering
Geology, Geophysics, Mechanics of Lithospheric Deformation,
Quantitative Methods in the Earth Sciences,
Mantle System, and the
Solid Earth Research and Teaching Environment (SEATREE). We
have research opportunities for highly motivated
undergrad and grad (PhD) students.
I am also Editor in Chief of
Geosystems (G3), AGU's premier interdisciplinary journal. Please
contact me if you have any comments or
questions regarding G3.
You can follow the links above for information about
my group, publications,
CV, teaching, research,
and directions to my office.