Welcome! I am an O.K. Earl postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech, working primarily with Dr. Jean-Philippe Avouac. I got my PhD (2023) from the Earth and Planetary Science Department at the University of California, Davis, advised by Dr. Mike Oskin. My PhD work combined field methods, landscape analysis, remote sensing, and numerical modeling to address a variety of problems in earthquake and fault mechanics. My current research interests focus on understanding:
1. The frequency and mechanics of multi-fault earthquakes
2. The distribution of inelastic strain during earthquakes and over multiple earthquake cycles
3. Distributed fault rupture hazard
You can learn more about related projects and funding sources here or on my Github page (github.com/absrp)
I am also passionate about mentoring undergraduates in research and have done so through UC Davis, the McNair program, and the SCEC SOURCES program. You can read more about it here. Scroll down for some postcards from the field!
I just moved to Caltech as an OK Earl Postdoctoral Fellow, where I will continue to investigate how the shallow crust deforms over different spatial and temporal scales. Please be in touch if you would like to collaborate!
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