Thomas H. Heaton

Thomas H. Heaton

Professor of Engineering Seismology, Emeritus

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Indiana University, 1972; Ph.D., Caltech, 1978. Visiting Associate in Geophysics, 1980-91; Faculty Associate, 1991-95; Lecturer in Geophysics, 1993-94; Lecturer in Engineering Seismology, 1995; Professor, 1995-2020; Professor Emeritus, 2020-.


Research Group Matters
Carolina Oseguera
362 Gates-Thomas Laboratory

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Research Overview

Professor Heaton focuses on engineering seismology, and earthquake rupture physics.  Special focus on earthquake early warning; understanding ground motions that cause building collapse; multi-scale self-organizing systems in dynamic rupture.

List of Research Areas

engineering seismology, earthquake rupture physics

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