Nanofilm interactions with friction, rock mechanics, and hydrogeology/geochemistry
Rock mechanics laboratory experiments, high-speed friction and direct shear experiments, physical properties.
Theoretical developments in earthquake physics relating changes in fault rheology during the earthquake cycle and the onset of unstable slip (origins of slow and fast earthquakes etc.).
Previous Research: Long-term ocean observatory developments. Marine hydrological/geochemical instrumentation development to study the interactions between hydrology/gas hydrates/active tectonic and aqueous geochemical variations.