Andreas P. Mavrommatis

I have a Ph.D. in geophysics at Stanford University, where I worked in the Crustal Deformation and Fault Mechanics group, advised by Prof. Paul Segall.  

My research focuses on using high-precision GPS data and physical models to investigate deformation at the surface of the earth that occurs between, during, and after earthquakes in order to understand how strain accumulates in the crust and how we can use this information to better constrain seismic hazard.

For my PhD, I investigated long-term transient deformation preceding the great 2011 M 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in northern Japan, using GPS and seismicity data and numerical simulations. 

  • Jan. 2016: Received an Outstanding Student Paper Award for my presentation at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting.
  • Nov. 2015: Published a paper  in Geophysical Research Letters reporting independent confirmation of our previous result of long-term acceleration of aseismic creep preceding the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
  • Sept. 2015: SCEC 2015 poster 
  • Sept. 2015: Gave a seminar at the UC Berkeley Seismo Lab
  • July 2015: Gave a seminar  at USGS, Menlo Park
  • Apr. 2015: GRL paper featured as a UNAVCO's Science Snapshot 
  • Mar. 2015: Research featured in Stanford Earth article 
  • Dec. 2014: AGU presentation featured in Stanford News , Real Clear Science , Science Daily , and 
  • Nov. 2014: GRL paper featured as an AGU Eos Research Spotlight 
  • June 2014: Published a paper  in Geophysical Research Letters on a newly discovered decadal-scale deformation transient prior to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake
  • May 2012: Received a three-year Stanford Graduate Fellowship