Function and Responsibilities:
My main interest is to investigate formation of new subduction zones in different tectonic settings. My tools are numerical simulations including 2d/3d finite element or finite difference models. I test different scenarios for subduction initiation using numerical models and compare the model results with geological/geophysical/seismological evidence on the Earth. My current research, funded by German Research Foundation (DFG), is focused on formation of the subduction zone in the southwestern margin of Caribbean.
Tectonics of plate margins