Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science


Research Area: 

Richard Allen. Seismic imaging of deep Earth processes; crust and mantle interactions; kinematics and dynamics of fault rupture; earthquake initiation processes and warning systems.

Bruce Buffett. Dynamics of planetary interiors and generation of magnetic fields; physical modeling of gas hydrates and consequence for climate change.

Roland Bürgmann. Active tectonics, space geodesy and structural geology; observations and models of crustal deformation associated with active faults and volcanoes.

Douglas Dreger. Wave propagation; earthquake source physics; earthquake hazards; realtime seismology; nuclear monitoring.

Raymond Jeanloz. Mineral physics; ultra-high-pressure experimental geophysics; constitution and evolution of planets; Earth science and environmental policy; national and international security.

Michael Manga. Geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics; planetary geodynamics; volcanology; hydrogeology.

Burkhard Militzer. Computer simulations of planetary interiors using first- principles simulation techniques at extreme pressure and temperature conditions.

Mark Richards. Mantle convection and large-scale mantle structure; dynamics of terrestrial planets; dynamics of global plate motions; regional crustal deformation and earthquake hazards.

Barbara Romanowicz. Global seismology; Earth’s deep structure and dynamics; waveform modeling and tomography; normal-mode theory.

Nicholas Swanson-Hysell. Earth history as revealed through the stratigraphic record; Using paleomagnetic and rock magnetic data to constrain ancient paleogeography and behavior of the geomagnetic field.

Chi-Yuen Wang. Tectonophysics; heat and fluid transport in the Earth; hydrological processes during earthquakes; hydrological processes on Mars; crustal deformation in active tectonics.

Hans-Rudolf Wenk. Mineralogy; mineral physics and structural geology; special interest in deformation and anisotropy development in the deep earth.

EPS Geophysics