Sina MASSOUMI
Institute: Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre), Université Grenoble Alpes
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Country/Region: France
Period: 2024/5/7-2024/7/6
Theme: Analyzing slow earthquake catalogs to constrain fault rheology at the ETS zone
Host: Yuji ITOH
Introduction: I completed my PhD at the University of Paris-Saclay, specializing in mechanics, energy, materials, and geoscience. My doctoral thesis focused on investigating granular structures with shear interactions. Currently, I am pursuing a postdoctoral position at the National Scientific Research Center of France, based at the Earth Science Institution in Grenoble. I focus on mechanically modeling the movements of tectonic plates within subduction zones. My aim is to gain a deeper understanding of slow earthquakes by investigating both displacement and tremor phenomena through viscoelastic rheology using the damage propagation and healing effects that occur over time. My research interests encompass the study of micropolar media, granular materials, and complex systems, employing both analytical and numerical approaches such as the discrete element method or finite element method.
Fiscal Year: 2024