Associate Research Hydrogeologist

Geosciences Research Division

Research Interests

  • Physical, hydrologic, and chemical processes associated with active submarine fault zones
  • Physical, hydrologic, and chemical processes associated with cold seeps and mud volcanoes
  • Physical, hydrologic, and geochemical consequences of gas hydrate formation and destruction
  • Physical processes associated with the structural evolution of convergent margins
  • Seafloor instrument development

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Earth Science, 2002, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
  • B.S. Earth Science, 1995, University of California, San Diego

Current Projects

  • Collaborative Research: Post-seismic response updip of the Chilean megathrust earthquake of February 27, 2010
  • Sampling the intermediate loop of the subduction factory at Nankai: The mud volcanoes of the Kumano Basin, Japan
  • Muddy Waters: Deep-seated fluid flow processes, seismic faulting and mud volcanism in a mature collision zone