Laurent G. Montesi

Department of Geology
University of Maryland

Expertise: Geodynamics
About Me Publications
Dr. Montesi is an associate professor of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research addresses how magma migrates through the lithosphere of the Earth and other planets and, of particular interest of the SCEC community, how tectonic deformation localizes on ductile shear zones and brittle faults. His expertise is in modeling. He formulates rheological descriptions of rocks based on their microstructures, but aimed at capturing their lithospheric-scale behavior.