ABOUT THE ALASKA
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Title: Research Geophysicist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7436
Fax: (907) 786-7401
Education and/or Training
|Ph.D.||2011||Massachusetts Inst. of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.||Marine Geology and Geophysics|
|B.S.||2005||Colorado School of Mines||Geophysical Engineering, Magna cum Laude, With Honors Minors in Geology and Public Affairs|
Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests
The connection between fault zone structure, fault mechanics, and earthquake rupture. Earthquake swarms and slow slip on transform faults. Earthquake interactions and triggering. Fault friction and geodynamical modeling of fault structure.
|Jan. 2012 - present||USGS Postdoctoral Fellow, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska|
|Oct.-Dec. 2011||Postdoctoral Researcher, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Geology and Geophysics|
Professional Activities and/or Memberships
American Geophysical Union
Seismologic Society of America
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Honors and/or Awards
2011 - USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship
2009 - 2010 - Deep Ocean Exploration Institute Graduate - WHOI
2004 - NSF WHOI Summer Student Fellowship
Significant Recent Publications
Roland, E. C., D. Lizarralde, J. J. McGuire, and J. A. Collins, Seismic velocity constraints on the material properties that control earthquake behavior at the Quebrada-Discovery-Gofar transform faults, East Pacific Rise, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JB009422, in press.
McGuire, J. J., J. Collins, P. Goudard, E. Roland, D. Lizarralde, M. S. Boettcher, M. D. Behn, and R. van der Hilst, Variations in earthquake rupture properties along the Gofar transform fault, East Pacific Rise, Nature Geoscience, 5, 336-341 doi:10.1038/ngeo1454
Roland, E., M. D. Behn, and G. Hirth (2010) Thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults: Implications for the spatial distribution of seismicity, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 11, Q07001, doi:10.1029/2010GC003034.
Roland, E., and J. J. McGuire, (2009) Earthquake swarms on transform faults, Geophysical Journal International, 178(3)1677-1690.