As a geologist with a strong background in computational modeling and damage mechanics, my main focus is the detection, analysis and modelling of crustal deformation processes. Implementing advanced rheology models in numerical codes I address various topics in static (long term) lithospheric deformation and in earthquake rupture processes. In particular, I strive to advance current knowledge in the physics of earthquakes and derive implications for seismic hazard analysis.
My research interests are:
• Earthquake and fault mechanics
• Geodetic measurement and numeric analysis of crustal deformation
• Seismic hazard analysis
• Damage rheology
• Melt flow and segregation
• Lithospheric deformation
I graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and completed a Ph.D. in Geophysics in The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. My Ph.D. research topic was: Numerical models of strike slip fault system evolution, incorporating damage rheology and geophysical data.
As a post-doc fellow at ESSCC I work in the general area of crustal deformation modeling, rupture dynamics and melt-strain patterns during lithospheric extension (i.e. continental break-up and rifting). My ongoing projects are:
1. Earthquake rupture dynamics incorporating damage rheology.
2. Formulation of a damage rheology model within the Escript numerical framework.
3. Melt formation and migration during lithospheric extension.
My cv can be found here.
Current research projects :
Postgraduate research opportunity