Welcome to EQSci@MIT! We are part of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT.

We are two research groups focused on earthquake science, covering everything from observational seismology and geodesy to numerical and analytical modeling:
Fault Mechanics, led by Assistant Professor Camilla Cattania, and
Tectonophysics, led by Assistant Professor William Frank.

Prospective students and postdoctoral researchers: if interested in joining us, please reach out to us with a description of your research interests and your CV.


Camilla Cattania

Assistant Professor

Fault mechanics, Earthquake physics


William B. Frank

Assistant Professor


Recent Publications

Crust and upper-mantle seismic anisotropy variations from the coast to inland in central and Southern Mexico (2): Correlations with Tectonic Tremor

Illuminating the Pre-, Co-, and Post-Seismic Phases of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake With 10 Years of Seismicity

Moment-duration scaling of low-frequency earthquakes in Guerrero, Mexico

Statistical evidence of a seismic quiescence before the M$_w$8.1 Iquique earthquake, Chile

The Community Code Verification Exercise for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS)