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The CDFM group, fall 2014
      past group photos
Paul Segall e-mail
Research Interests: Crustal deformation, active faulting and volcanism

Current Postdocs
Kyung Won Chang

Current Students
Ksenia Dmitrieva

Assessment of intraplate zones: GPS derived strain and physical models
Andreas Mavrommatis

Geodetic constraints on interplate coupling and the earthquake cycle in subduction zones
Lucile Bruhat

Mechanics of slow slip events within the earthquake cycle using geodetic data and physics-based models
Jeremy Maurer

Understanding the mechanics of injection-induced seismicity

Ying Qi Wong

Elías Rafn Heimisson

Former Students
Former Postdocs
Mark Matthews, Ph.D. (1991)
    Thesis: On the estimation of fault slip in space and time
    After Stanford: Assistant Professor, MIT; now at Head of Quant Research at Invesco

Thóra Árnadóttir, Ph.D. (1993) e-mail Website
    Thesis: Earthquake dislocation models derived from inversion of geodetic data
    After Stanford: Postdoc U.C.S.B.; now at Research Scientist at the Nordic Volcanological Institute, Iceland

Roland Bürgmann, Ph.D. (1993) e-mail Website
    Thesis: Deformation associated with discontinuities along strike slip faults (with Pollard group in Geology)
    After Stanford: Postdoc at Stanford; Assistant Prof. UC-Davis; now Professor at UC-Berkeley

Ellen Yu, MS (1995) e-mail Website
    Thesis: Geodetic Investigation of Hayward Earthquake of 1868
    After Stanford: SCEC Data Center product manager at Caltech

Susan Owen, Ph.D. (1998) e-mail Website
    Thesis: GPS measurements and kinematic models of surface deformation on Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
    After Stanford: Postdoc at UC-Berkeley; Assistant Professor at University of Southern California; now Research Scientist at JPL.

Shelley Kenner, Ph.D. (2000) e-mail 
    Thesis: Mechanical modeling of time dependent deformation in the lower crust and its effect on earthquake recurrence
    After Stanford: Postdoc at Caltech; Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky; now independent consultant.

Tony Mossop, Ph.D. (2001)
    Thesis: Seismicity, subsidence, and strain at the Geysers Geothermal field
    After Stanford: Postdoc at the University of Paris, Institute de Physique du Globe; Sandia National Laboratory; now at Shell Intl. Exploration and Production.

Peter Cervelli, Ph.D. (2001) e-mail
    Thesis: Using geodetic data to infer the kinematic and mechanical properties of deformation sources on Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
    After Stanford: USGS positions at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Alaska Volcano Observatory, and now at Menlo Park.

Maurizio Battaglia, Ph.D. (2001) e-mail 
    Thesis: Unrest at Long Valley Caldera: GPS and Gravity investigations
    After Stanford: Postdoc at UC-Berkeley; currently Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome and Guest Scientist at the USGS Menlo Park

Sigurjón Jónsson, Ph.D. (2002) e-mail Website
    Thesis: Modelling of volcano and earthquake deformation from satellite radar interferometric observations (w/ Zebker group)
    After Stanford: Postdoc at Harvard; currently Associate Professor at KAUST

Jessica Murray, Ph.D. (2003) e-mail Website
    Thesis: Spatial and temporal slip-rate variations on the San Andreas fault inferred from geodetic data and implications for strain accumulation
    After Stanford: Postdoc at USGS; currently director of GPS program at the USGS Menlo Park

Kaj Johnson, Ph.D. (2004) e-mail Website
    Thesis: Mechanical models of interseismic deformation in California and Taiwan
    After Stanford: Postdoc at UC-Berkeley; now Associate Professor, University of Indiana

Andy Hooper, Ph.D. (2006) e-mail 
    Thesis: New persistent scatterer InSAR techniques
    After Stanford: Nordic Volcanological Center, University of Iceland; Delft University of Technology; now at Professor at the University of Leeds.

Sang-Ho Yun, Ph.D. (2007) Website
  Thesis: Modeling volcano deformation using InSAR and GPS
    After Stanford: USGS, Menlo Park; now at JPL.

Emily K. Desmarais Montgomery-Brown, Ph.D. (2008)

Thesis: Time-dependent deformation of Hawaiian volcanoes using GPS and InSAR

After Stanford: ERI, Universty of Tokyo; postdoc at University of Wisconsin-Madison; now postdoc at USGS Menlo Park.
Gwyneth Hughes, Ph.D. (Geology, with G. Mahood), M.S. (Geophysics) (2010)

Masters Thesis: Deformation and seismicty, Miyakejima, Japan summer, 2000

After Stanford: teacher educator
Kyle Anderson,  Ph.D. (2012)
Thesis: The dynamics of effusive volcanic eruptions: kinematic and physics-based inversions of observations at Mount St. Helens, 2004-2011
After Stanford: Currently Postdoc at USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Noel Bartlow,  Ph.D. (2013)

Thesis: The physics of slow slip, tremor, and associated seismicity from geodetic and laboratory studies

After Stanford: Currently Postdoc at IGPP, Scripps Institute of Oceanography; starting January 2016, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri

Dan Sinnett,  Ph.D. (2014)

Thesis: Short- and long-term deformation of Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, Hawaii

After Stanford:

Stuart Schmitt,  Ph.D. (2014)

Thesis: Thermal pressurization during earthquake nucleation and dynamic rupture

After Stanford: R&D Geophysicist at Chevron 


Jeff Freymueller e-mail Website
    Research at Stanford: GPS measurements of deformation in Northern California
    Currently Professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Falk Amelung e-mail Website
    Research at Stanford: Use of InSAR for studying volcanic deformation
    Currently Professor at the University of Miami, Florida

Jeff McGuire e-mail Website
    Research at Stanford: Time dependent inversion of fault slip
    Currently Associate Scientist w/ Tenure at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

David Schmidt e-mail Website
    Research at Stanford: Designing the Plate Boundary Observatory Network
    Currently Associate Professor at the University of Washington

Doerte Mann 
    Research at Stanford: Novel methods for determination of magma chamber geometry from inversion of geodetic data
    Currently GPS Field Engineer for the Plate Boundary Observatory

Anne Loevenbruck 
    Research at Stanford: Physically based models of post-seismic deformation
    Currently working at CEA, France

Zhen Liu 
    Research at Stanford: Southern California crustal deformation using GPS
    Currently at JPL

Eleonora Rivalta e-mailWebsite
    Research at Stanford: Modeling magma transport
    Currently at GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam, Germany

Takanori Matsuzawa Website 
Research at Stanford: The effect of shear heating-induced thermal pressurization on fault slip
    Currently at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan

Andrea Llenos e-mail Website   
Research at Stanford: Inversion of seismic swarms associated with propagating dikes
Currently Mendenhall Post Doc at USGS Menlo Park

Andrew M. Bradley e-mailWebsite
    Research at Stanford: Computational methods
    Currently at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

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