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PI: Melodie French, Assistant Professor

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Office: KWG 203

E-mail: mefrench@rice.edu

Phone: (713) 348-5088

Mailing Address:

Dept of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Rice University MS-126
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

We study rocks from fault zones to understand how and why faults slip and what conditions lead to or inhibit earthquakes. We try to understand what causes earthquakes and other slip modes to nucleate, grow, and arrest. We work in the lab a lot and in the field sometimes.