We investigate earthquake and volcano processes. How do earthquakes nucleate, rupture and interact, how do volcanic unrest develop and possibly lead to eruptions, how the hazard of earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis can be assessed and how to rapidly obtain and provide information on such extreme events after their occurrence? Our research helps to reduce risk from natural hazards as earthquakes and volcanoes.
We cover a unique set of skills and expertise in the fields of:
Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Dr. Mehdi Nikkhoo
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has granted Dr. Mehdi Nikkhoo from section 2.1 “Phys-ics of earthquakes and volcanoes” a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship. Mehdi Nikkhoo will join Prof. Yehuda Ben-Zion’s lab at University of Southern California in Los Angeles for a two-year time period. The project will focus on mechanical models of lava dome deformation.