Jean-Philippe Avouac

Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology and Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Email: avouac@​gps.caltech.edu
Administrative Assistant:
M.E., Ecole Polytechnique, 1987; Ph.D., Institut de Physique du Globe, 1991; Habil., 1992. Professor, Caltech, 2003-11; Earle C. Anthony Professor, 2012-; Director, Tectonic Observatory, 2004-13.
Research Areas: Geology; Geomorphology; Tectonics

Research Interests

Observation and modeling of crustal deformation, earthquakes, and landscape evolution; methods developments in morphotectonics, remote sensing and GPS geodesy; orogenic porocesses; current research programs in the Himalaya, Tien Shan, and the Sumatra and Peru-Chile subduction zones. For more information on my research please see my personal website.
My research aims mainly at understanding better the relationship between crustal deformation, earthquakes, and landscape evolution. I am interested in developing new approaches combined from field observations, satellite imagery, and physically based models. I am particularly interested in orogenic context and am currently involved in research programs in the Himalaya, Taiwan, Tien Shan, and Sumatra.

Please see my research page for a description of my research projects.

Selected Publications

Please see my research page for a complete list of my publications available in PDF format.