My main research interests are in
with focus on the interactions between mantle convection and surface
tectonics. I am fascinated by the inner workings of terrestrial
planets, and how their mantle and surface systems have co-evolved over
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.
You can follow the links above for information about
my group, publications,
CV, teaching, research,
and directions to my office.