I am a geophysicist broadly interested in problems of physics and mechanics of earthquakes. The inherent multi-disciplinary nature of earthquake physics has led me to gather research experience on a very broad range of topics – fault mechanics, experimental and theoretical rock/fracture mechanics, hydrology, seismology, geo-statistics and inversion of geophysical data.
My doctoral work at Princeton, with Allan Rubin, focused on the constitutive relations for rock friction; I combined theoretical and numerical analysis with data from rock friction experiments to clearly understand the relative successes and failures of various versions of laboratory-derived constitutive relations for fault friction.
I am currently employed as a Post Doctoral Scholar with Robert Viesca at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. We are working on using observations of fluid induced aseismic slip to infer the hydro-mechanical properties of fluid-activated faults.