Earthquakes and their secondary effects such as soil liquefaction, tsunamis ,and landslides cause loss of lives and property. I thrive to understand the physics behind such natural phenomena to reduce their risk. In my research, I build theoretical models and perform numerical simulations to explain observations of such phenomena to develop fundamental understanding of the governing processes and their effects.
In particular, I work on understanding the “multi-physics” of earthquake rupture and seismic wave propagation, and their effects on the seismic wavefields and resulting ground-shaking.Specifically, I analyze various effects that influence earthquake rupture and seismic radiation (e.g. thermal-pressurization of pore fluid, rupture directivity, supershear rupture propagation, geometric fault complexity). In addition, I study seismic wavefield scattering due to 3D Earth heterogeneities at various scales to quantify its effect on earthquake ground-motion and its variability. My research interests also extend to other areas such as earthquake induced landslides and reservoir induced seismicity.
Student Presentation Award at Seismological Society of America (SSA), 2017
Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) award at European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2016