Margaret Boettcher

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Margaret Boettcher researches the physics of earthquakes and the mechanics of fault slip. She utilizes techniques from observational seismology, laboratory rock-mechanics experiments, and numerical modeling. She has recently investigated earthquake and faulting processes on Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults and in Deep Gold Mines in South Africa. These two, completely different tectonic environments, are both relatively simple in terms of composition and thermal structure, and are ideal environments for studying the earthquake source itself.

Expertise: 
Earthquakes
Department/College: 
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Earth Sciences
School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering
Margaret Boettcher
Phone: 
603-862-0580
Mobile Phone: 
617-285-5720
Address: 
James Hall 234 56 College Rd Durham, NH 03824