William Frank is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He leads the Tectonophysics research group that focuses on crustal deformation within the solid Earth, whether it’s the result of earthquakes or the slow shear of slow slip.

Interests

  • Earthquakes
  • Tectonics
  • Volcanoes

Education

  • PhD in Geophysics, 2014

    Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

  • MSc in Geophysics, 2011

    Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

  • BSc in Earth Systems Science, 2009

    University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

Our Research Group

Faculty

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William B. Frank

Assistant Professor

Earthquakes, Tectonics, Volcanoes

Group members

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Gaspard Farge

Visiting Student (2021-22), Fulbright Fellow

Porous fluid flow, Tremor and slow earthquakes, Volcanic systems, Numerical modeling, Statistics

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Florent Aden-Antoniow

Postdoctoral Associate

Earthquakes, Slow Earthquakes, Statistics, Machine Learning

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Ayako Tsuchiyama

Graduate Student

Earthquakes, Rupture Model, Slow Earthquakes, Subduction Dynamics

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Caroline Mouchon

Graduate Student

Earthquakes, Slow Slip Events, Low Frequency Earthquakes, Subduction Dynamics

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Jared Bryan

Graduate Student

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Ambient Seismic Noise

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Louise Maubant

Postdoctoral Associate

Seismic cycle, Slow Slip Events, Remote Sensing

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Mathilde Wimez

Graduate Student

Earthquakes, Long Period Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Glaciology

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Qingyu Wang

Postdoctoral Associate

Earthquakes, Long Period Earthquakes, Ambient seismic noise, Seismic monitoring

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Yichen Geng

Visitor

Aftershocks

Recent Publications

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