Jean-Philippe Avouac

Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology and Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

M.E., Ecole Polytechnique, 1987; Ph.D., Institut de Physique du Globe, 1991; Habil., 1992. Professor, Caltech, 2003-11; Earle C. Anthony Professor, 2012-; Director, Tectonic Observatory, 2004-13.

Email: avouacSymbolatgps.caltech.edu

Research Overview

Professor Avouac's research is aimed at better understanding the relationship between crustal deformation, earthquakes, and landscape evolution. He is interested in developing new approaches combined from field observations, satellite imagery, and physically based models. He is particularly interested in orogenic context and am currently involved in research programs in the Himalaya, Taiwan, Tien Shan, and Sumatra.

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