E-mail:     mefrench@rice.edu

Phone:     (713) 348-5088

Mailing Address:

Dept of Earth Science
Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


I study the mechanical and hydrologic properties of rocks using techniques from experimental rock deformation and structural geology. Most often, I study rocks from fault zones to understand the long-term evolution of plate boundaries, as well as the seismic cycles of plate boundary and intracontinental faults.