GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Dr. Bernd Schurr

Dr. Bernd Schurr
Building E, Room 422 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Senior Scientist

Research Interests:

I am a seismologist interested in the tectonics of convergent plate boundaries. I am working both in subduction and collision zones. In subduction zones, I am studying the occurrence and controls of large megathrust earthquakes and processes inside the oceanic slab as it plunges into the mantle. In collision zones, I am interested in lithospheric scale deformation processes accompanying mountain building. My main working regions are South America and Central Asia.


Since 2007 Research Scientist in the Lithosphere Dynamics Section.

2001-2007 Research Scientist at the CTBTO.

1997-2001 Phd student and PostDoc at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), SFB 267 "Deformation Processes in the Andes"


2000 PhD Geophysics Freie Universität Berlin

1997 MSc Geophysics, College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

1992 Vordiplom Geophysics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)


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