Thomas Goebel

Assistant Professor, CERI

3890 Central Avenue, EQ2, Room 107, Memphis, TN 38152
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Thomas Goebel


PhD, University of Southern California, 2013

Research Lab and Focus

Earthquake Physics Group (EPG) website

My research focuses on the analysis of induced seismicity, fault structure and earthquake source processes. My work aims to improve the documentation of fault hydrology and crustal stresses using laboratory experiments, analytical and numerical models and statistical analyses.

I integrate observations and methods from a variety of disciplines such as rock mechanics, earthquake seismology and hydrogeology.
Through this interdisciplinary work, I strive to tackle some key questions such as:

  • How are stresses stored and released in the Earth's crust?
  • What determines the expected size of an earthquake?
  • How do faults and fault systems react to small stress perturbations e.g. as a result of fluid-injection or extraction?
  • How are large earthquakes connected to micro-scale processes and what can these processes reveal about fault structure and crustal stresses?

Contact me if your interested in collaborations. I am especially interested to discuss research opportunities and projects for undergraduate and graduate students.


A full listing of Dr. Goebel's publications can be found on Scholar Google website.