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John N. Louie

Nevada Seismological Laboratory
University of Nevada, Reno
Professor

Expertise: Seismic imaging, inversion, site hazard characterization, and shaking prediction
 
 
johnnlouie@gmail.com
About Me Publications
Dr. John N. Louie, Professor at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, has over thirty-five years of university teaching and research experience in geophysics and seismology. He has published with students several well-cited papers on innovations in seismic imaging of earthquake faults in California, Nevada, and New Zealand. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Louie has developed a faster and more efficient site-assessment survey technique for earthquake-hazard evaluation, Refraction Microtremor. Research on this technology continues, measuring thousands of sites in California, Nevada, and New Zealand; and on using geological and geotechnical measurements to predict earthquake shaking from 3D wave physics, and improve communities' resilience to disasters.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Mentor (2011 - 2012, 2021 - Present)