Welcome to the Earthquake Physics Group (EPG) at the University of Memphis! The following pages provide information about research projects, group members and opportunities for students (undergrad and grad students). The EPG studies faults and earthquakes at many scales from micro to macro, fast to slow, single events to cascades, natural to induced events. The group tries to address some fundamental questions in seismology such as: What conditions promote slip instability and earthquakes? How do faults react to natural and induced stress perturbations? Why do some earthquakes occur in isolation while others lead to cascades of subsequent aftershocks? To tackle these questions our team employs empirical observations and machine learning, as well as laboratory experiments and numerical modeling.
We're always looking for more talented, passionate people. Research opportunities are available for graduates and undergraduates. Contact us for further information.