I am an Earth scientist with broad interests in geophysics and physical modeling. My work aims to understand the interplay between long-term tectonics and earthquake-related processes. In particular, I develop and apply cross-scale modeling techniques to bridge tectonic space–time scales of lithosphere dynamics and crustal deformation with seismic space–time scales of rapid and localized earthquake source processes.

I work in the Seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a Cecil & Sally Drinkward Postdoctoral fellow in the groups of Nadia Lapusta and Jean-Philippe Avouac.

Luca Dal Zilio


Caltech Seismological Laboratory

1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21

South Mudd Building, Rm 262

Pasadena, CA 91125