Dr. Pia Victor
Function and Responsibilities:
· Senior scientist in section 4.1 leading the group "Active Tectonics and Fault Monitoring"
· PI of the IPOC Creepmeter observatory
· Scientific coordination of Topic 3 "Restless Earth - Towards forecasting Geohazard"
I am a structural geologist with the focus on active tectonics and quantitative tectonic geomorphology.
I am interested in:
· The interaction of the subduction process and forearc tectonics along active continental margins
· Studying the impact of faulting on landscape evolution (e.g. mountain building, coastal uplift, drainage evolution)
· Understanding the relation between earthquake cycle deformation and long-term accumulation of strain along fault systems.
· Determining fault displacement rates and transients on various time-scales (seconds – million years)
· Instrumental fault displacement rate monitoring: IPOC Creepmeter Array
· 3D analysis of fault activity pattern, kinematic evolution and uplift
2015 – present Senior scientist, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2008 - 2015 Research scientist, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2005 - 2007 Research scientist, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2001 - 2005 Assistant Professor (C1) in Structural Geology at Leibnitz Universität Hannover, Germany
2000 - 2001 Postdoctoral position at Institut Français du Pétrole, France
1997 - 2000 Research assistant, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2000 PhD in Geoscience at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
1996 Diploma in Geology at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
CRC 1211 "Earth: Evolution at the dry limit"
Project C05: Tectonic geomorphology: Adaptation of drainage to tectonic forcing.
EDITH: From Earthquake deformation to seismic hazard assessment
IPOC: Integrated Plate Boundary Observatory Chile
IPOC Creep: Monitoring seismic and silent faulting along the Atacama Fault System, N-Chile
FNS: Activity pattern of the Atacama Fault System and its relation to subduction zone megathrust segmentation