Research Expertise and Interest
geophysics, geology, earth and planetary science, geomechanics, tectonics, Seismology, structural geology, active tectonics, fault zone processes, crustal deformation, space geodesy, natural hazards, landslides
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; relying on space geodetic, geological and seismological observations combined with mechanical models for an improved understanding of earthquake cycles, landslides and hydrological systems.