My interests are in experimental rock mechanics, deformation mechanisms in both crustal and mantle lithologies, structural geology, application of experimental flow laws to geophysical and geological observations. I also investigate the processes that control the mechanical behavior of rocks using optical and electron microscopy in conjunction with theoretical considerations. I study the physical and chemical properties of rocks and minerals from a material science perspective.
I came to Brown from an Associate Scientist position in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I also served as a research affiliate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My work has been published in Geology, Nature, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Tectonophysics, among other journals. I am a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, and was secretary of the Tectonophysics section of the AGU.
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Brown's Solid Earth Dynamics Group
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