Jean-Philippe Avouac photoJean-Philippe Avouac Professor of Geology:Director of the Tectonics Observatory:CaltechCaltech logo

Curriculum Vitae

Jean-Philippe Avouac

Academic Preparation

1987          Ingénieur                                               Ecole Polytechnique, France
1991          PhD, (advisor: Paul Tapponnier)               Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France  
1992          Habilitation à diriger des recherches          Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France             

Professional Appointments

2015- present:    Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology, Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering California Institute of Technology
2014-2015:  BP-McKenzie Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
2012-2014:  Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology, GPS Division, Caltech
2004-2014:  Caltech Tectonics Observatory, Director
2003-2012:  Professor of Geology, GPS Division, California Institute of Technology.
1996-2002:  Chef de Laboratoire, Laboratoire de Télédétection et Risque Sismique, DASE, CEA, France
1991-1996:  Ingénieur, Laboratoire de Géophysique, CEA, France

Honors and Award

  • Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters, 2015.
  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2014.
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters Editorial Excellence Recognition Award, 2013.
  • Humboldt  senior scientist Award, 2010 (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation).
  • Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for JGR-Solid Earth, 2008.
  • Birch Lecture, American Geophysical Union, 2007.
  • Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for JGR-Solid Earth, 2007.
  • Geol. Soc. of America Best Paper Award,  2003.
  • E. A. Flinn Award (International Lithosphere Program), 1993.

Community Service (2009-2016, outside Caltech)

  • 2014- Member of the Technology Advisory Committee of BP (since 2015)
  • Review committee of the Earth Science Department at University of California, Santa Barbara (2013)
  • Visiting committee of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (2012)
  • Evaluation Committee of Agence Nationale de la Recherche (2012)
  • Advisory Committee, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan,  (2009, 2011).
  • Advisory Committee, ‘Centre for the Observation and Modeling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics, National center for Earth Observation, UK (2011).
  • Evaluation Committee, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, ISTERRE, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, (2010).
  • Evaluation Committee, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, IPGP (2009).

Caltech Community Service (2009-2016)

  • Board of Faculty (2012-2015)
  • Academic Policies Committee (2011-2014)
  • Oral Examination Core committee, Geology and Planetary Sciences Division (2012-2013)
  • Member of various search committees for the Geology and Planetary Science Division and for the Engineering and Applied Science Division.

 Editorial activities and Professional Societies

  • Editor in chief- Tectonophysics (2014-present)
  • Editorial Advisory board,  Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters (2005-present)
  • Advisory Board, Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (2011-present)
  • Guest Editor for Journal of Geophysical Research (2008)
  • Reviewer for Science, Nature, Nature Geoscience, PNAS, IEEE-TGRS, Geology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Journal of Geodesy, Reviews of Geophysics, Geophys. Journal International, etc.
  • Professional Societies: American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Union, Nepal Geological Society, Geological Society of America, Committee for Space Research, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Mentoring
PhD Students (advised and co-advised):
Sylvain Michel (2014- present); Chris Rollins (2012-Present), Vicky Stevens (2011-2016), Luca Malatesta (2012-2016); Thomas Ader (2009-2013); Marion Thomas (2009-2013), Nina Lin (2008-2013), Steve Kidder (2006-2011); Sebastien Leprince (2003-2008), Ozgun Konca (2004-2008), Pierre Bettinelli (2002-2007); Beatrice Puyssegur (2002-2006); Martine Simoes (2002-2005); Laurent Bollinger (1998-2002); Blanche Poisson (1998-2002);Yann Klinger (1994-1998); Jérôme Lavé (1993-1997); Benoit Lorne (1993-1996);Rémi Michel (1993-1997).

Post Doc  (advised and co-advised)
Adriano Gualandi (2015-present), Mortaza Pirouz (2014-present), Pietro Sternai (2014-2016), Nadaya Cubas (2010-2013), Sylvain Barbot (2010-2012), James Hollingsworth (2009-2012), Alex Copley (2009-2010), Anthony Sladen (2007-2010), Itai Haviv (2008-2010), Mohammed Chlieh (2004-2007), Mathieu Daeron (2005), Frederick Herman (2005-2007), Hugo Perfettini (2002-2003); Stéphane Dominguez (2000-2001); Rodolphe Cattin (1998-1999); Jean-Bernard de Chabalier (1995-1996).

Publications/Patents

>150 publications in international peer reviewed journals.
2 patents in image processing

Google scholar profile

Last updated 11/28/2016

 

© California Institute of Technology