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Department of Terrestial Magnetism

5241 Broad Branch Road, NW

Washington, DC 20015


Tel: +1 617 981 9180

Email: jplatt@dtm.ciw.edu























I am a postdoctoral fellow in the geophysics group of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Before joining DTM in January 2015, I completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University supervised by James Rice.

My research combines aspects of mechanics, materials science and applied maths to study the deformation and failure of earth materials. Currently I am investigating fault friction at seismic slip rates, nucleation of deep earthquakes, the transition from coseismic to postseismic deformation, subglacial hydrology, and iceberg calving. More generally I am interested in the mechanics and physics of earthquakes, fault friction, and ice sheet dynamics.