I am currently a doctoral candidate at the California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory. I am interested in the nature of fracture and frictional sliding, both in terms of developing theoretical and laboratory-based descriptions of failure processes as well as their implications for natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and landslides. My research focuses on developing and utilizing computational methods to explore the behavior of such systems and their relationship to real-world observables.
My current work aims to better understand the energetics of dynamic shear ruptures at the extreme scale of earthquakes, as well as the overall physics of earthquake source processes. I am interested in improving our understanding of the relationship between remote observations geophysicists make at Earth's surface with variants of local fault zone physics. My goal is to better constrain plausible conditions governing the operation of faults and improve our understanding of potential future seismic hazards. Read more
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