I am always looking for outstanding students to work with.
research deals with the wide spectrum of activities in crustal
deformation, faulting, volcanism, and processes associated with man-made
activities such as deformation of hydrocarbon fields, pipelines,
geothermal, hydrothermal and nuclear power plants. I am not restricted
to the Earth and try to expand my research to other planets.
work to develop innovative methods for space-/air-/ground-based InSAR
and GPS data analysis, signal processing, data mining, inverse theory,
artificial intelligence, and numerical/analytical modeling.
use these tools to obtain a precise time series of ground surface
motion and deformation of man-made structures as well as constraining
the volcanic and tectonic sources. In particular, I work to understand
the time-dependent processes such as evolution of the aseismic fault
slips (creep, afterslip, and silent slip events), interseismic fault
coupling, slow landslides and subsidence, magma intrusions and dike
propagations, glaciers movements and rebounds.
research is focused on variety of settings in our solar system, which
includes terrestrial sites such as Hawaii Island, California shear zone,
Yellowstone volcano, Iceland, North Iran, Japan, eastern Africa rift,
Himalaya, Haiti, Chile, as well as planetary objects such as Mars,
Saturn’s moon Titan and Jupiter’s moon Europa.
the breadth of my research and interests, I am always looking for
outstanding students with science and/or engineering back ground to work
I help students find a project that
meets following objectives; 1) The student is really excited about the
work, 2) The problem is significant, 3) It fits the student’s
background, 4) I can supervise it completely, 5) Fund is available.
sources of my funding are (but not restricted to) the National Science
Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Program, the Southern
California Earthquake Center, NASA, The Department Of Energy, and the
If you would like more information please contact me.
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Prof. Manoochehr Shirzaei