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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Leonard Simon Seydoux

Postdoctoral Associate

Fault Physics, Slow Earthquakes, Artificial Intelligence, Ambient Noise Seismology

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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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Qingyu Wang

Postdoctoral Associate

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

Alumni

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Mathilde Wimez

Field Technician

Alaska Earthquake Center

Earthquakes, Long Period Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Glaciology

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Florent Aden-Antoniow

R&D Data Scientist

GNS Science

Earthquakes, Slow Earthquakes, Statistics, Machine Learning

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Gaspard Farge

Graduate student

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

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

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Yichen Geng

Graduate student

Harvard University

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