Earthquake Seismology. Broadly speaking, my research is concerned with the analysis of seismic recordings from earthquakes and occasionally man-made sources in order to better understand geodynamic and tectonic processes. This involves both the application of standard techniques of earthquake seismology such as travel time tomography, shear wave splitting, surface wave dispersion, and receiver function analysis, but also the improvement of waveform modelling and inversion techniques, and techniques enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio for better exploitation of the data.
Recent projects and publications are concerned with the following topics
- Subduction zone processes in Chile; coseismic and post-seismic analysis of large earthquakes
- Continental collision along Alpine-Himalayan belt
- Seismic tomography: joint body wave and surface wave tomography
- Detection and location of microseismic events
2010- Head of Section 2.4 Seismology, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (Helmholtzzentrum Potsdam)
Univ. Professor, Freie Universität Berlin
2003-2010 University Lecturer, Department of Earth Science, University of Cambridge (since 2007 Staff
Fellow at Trinity Hall College)
2000-2003 Assistant Professor (C1), GEOMAR, Centre for Marine Geosciences of the Christian-Albrechts
1999-2000 Postdoc, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Feodor-Lynen scholar
(program of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation)
1995-1999 Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Cambridge, U.K.
1992-1995 B.Sc. Physics, University College London, U.K.
Research Boards and Committees:
ORFEUS Executive Committee
Editorial Board "Surveys in Geophysics"