California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Jean-Philippe Avouac

Jean-Philippe Avouac

Professor of Geology

PhD, 1991, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France

Seismological Laboratoryy
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 100-23
No. Mudd Laboratory, Rm 301
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-4239
Fax: (626) 395-1740


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.