I am a Professor in Seismology at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis. My research focuses on the analysis of human-induced earthquakes, fault structure and earthquake source processes. My work brings together laboratory experiments, analytical, numerical models and statistical analyses.
Through my interdisciplinary work, I strive to tackle some key questions such as:
How are stresses stored and released in the Earth's crust?
What determines the expected size of an earthquake?
How do faults and fault systems react to small perturbations e.g. as a result of fluid-injection or extraction?
How are large earthquakes connected to micro-scale processes?