Roland Bürgmann

Professor of Earth and Planetary Science
Dept of Earth and Planetary Science
(510) 643-9545
(510) 643-9980
Research Expertise and Interest
geophysics, geology, earth and planetary science, geomechanics, tectonics, structural geology, active tectonics, fault zone processes, crustal deformation, space geodesy
Research Description

Roland Bürgmann received his Vordiplom in Geology, Paleontology, and Mineralogy from the Universität Tübingen, Germany in Geology in 1987, his M.S. in Structural Geology from the University of Colorado in 1989, and his PhD in Geomechanics and Crustal Deformation from Stanford University in 1993. He is currently a professor in the Earth and Planetary Science Department and heads the UC Berkeley Active Tectonics Research Group.

His current research focusses on active tectonics and problems relating to fault zone processes and crustal deformation using space geodetic measurements and mechanical models.

In the News

December 9, 2010

Project will monitor tremor activity beneath San Andreas Fault

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has donated $1.2 million to the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory to install a small network of earthquake sensors around the San Andreas Fault at Cholame to monitor faint tremors that have been discovered in the area.