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Sylvain D. Barbot

University of Southern California
Associate Professor

Expertise: Earthquake Physics Crustal Deformation Numerical Modeling Remote Sensing
About Me Publications
Dr Sylvain Barbot studied earthquake physics and geodesy at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France and at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As a graduate, his research focused on transient lithosphere deformation following earthquakes on strike-slip faults. During his postdoc at the California Institute of Technology, he studied the dynamics of earthquake cycles. Sylvain was a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Earth Observatory of Singapore and the Asian School of the Environment. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California. His research focus is to understand the physics of crustal and lithosphere dynamics across many temporal and spatial scales. His main interests are to understand the role of geometry and chemistry and of fault and off-fault deformation in the generation of earthquakes.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Board of Directors, Core Institution Member (2019 - Present)