Earthquake Mechanics

and Nondestructive Testing

P.I.: Gregory C. McLaskey - Assist. Prof.

369 Hollister Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

office phone: 607-254-5441

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 2011

M.S. University of California, Berkeley 2006

B.S. Cornell University 2005

Curriculum Vitae: pdf

I am interested in friction, earthquakes, fracture, and other processes that generate sounds and vibrations in solids. I also specialize in piezoelectric sensors which are used to detect very high frequency but small amplitude vibrations in solid materials such as rock, metals, concrete, and plastic. These vibrations can be used for structural health monitoring or for detecting damage in buildings, bridges, and other civil infrastructure. I also spent three years working at the USGS Earthquake Science Center in Menlo Park, California where I used these types of measurements to better understand the physics and mechanics of earthquake initiation and dynamic rupture.

Graduate Students

Bill Wu -- Calibration of acoustic emission sensors, foreshocks of laboratory earthquakes

-- Swarthmore College: B.S. Engineering 2015

Huey Ke -- Rupture process of laboratory earthquakes - Numerical modeling and experiments

(coadvised with David Kammer (Cornell))

-- National Taiwan University M.Sc. Structural Engineering 2014

-- National Taiwan University B.Sc. Civil Engineering 2012

Sara Beth Leech -- Fluids on faults in laboratory experiments

-- Cornell University M.Eng. Structural Engineering 2018

-- Worcester Polytechnic Institute B.S. Civil Engineering 2015

Undergraduate Students

Juan Meriles

Sofia Vilecreses

Koppi Kolyvek

Karim Abdelrazek

Katherine White

Former Students

John Gunn - MEng 2016 Cornell (now at KPFF Seattle)

Shannon Spiers - BS 2017 Cornell (now graduate student at Stanford)

Anthony Reid - undergraduate at Syracuse University