Melodie French

Ph.D. Texas A&M, 2014

Melodie  French
Title
Post-Doctoral Associate
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CHEM 1210B
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(301) 405-3597
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Research Interests

I study the evolution of fault zone structure and the distribution of deformation within fault zones in order to constrain the long-term seismic hazards of faults. To do so, I characterize and quantify the mechanical and hydrologic properties of fault rocks and their effects on deformation rates and style. Often this work leads me to study fundamental deformation processes and fluid transport properties of rocks, which also has direct bearing on deformation and fluid flow within aquifers and reservoirs. I integrate techniques from the fields of rock deformation and structural geology, and my research goals include experimental, field-based, and numerical components.