I am a geophysicist whose core interests lie in answering the broad questions: What is the contribution of the seismic-cycle to permanent strain accumulation and long term tectonic deformation (orogenesis)? How does orogeneis in turn modulate the seismic-cycle and associated hazard over time? To answer these questions, I use realistic numerical simulations to study how rheology and pre-existing/inherited structure influence the evolution of deformation of the crust and lithosphere over geodetic to orogenic timescales (tens to millions of years).
Geodynamics, mechanics, thermal/fluid transport, solid & differential geometry
Forward Numerical Methods: Finite difference, finite element and ALE.
Inverse methods: Linear/non-linear optimization, Monte-Carlo/Bayesian schemes
'An unexamined life is not worth living' --- SOCRATES.