Carolyn Tewksbury-Christle completed her first two years of her Ph.D. at the University of Texas’ Jackson School of Geosciences and is now at ETH Zürich’s Department of Earth Sciences. She completed her B.A. with a double major in Geology and Physics at Smith College in 2007, and her M.S. in Geology with a focus on near-surface geophysics at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2013. After working as an optical physicist from 2007-2011 and an Assistant Professor of Physics from 2013-2016, Carolyn returned to geology to start her Ph.D. Her research combines field and structural geology with microstructural observation, geochronology, and modelling to both investigate deformation along and characterize the subduction interface shear zone. Carolyn’s work on the Condrey Mountain Window, a fossil subduction zone in the Klamath Mountains in northern California and southern Oregon, provides key insights into the transition in seismic styles in modern subduction zones from megathrust earthquakes to Episodic Tremor and Slow Slip to aseismic creep.
More information can be found on Carolyn’s website.
Current project affiliations: 4D rheological evolution of the subduction interface, Sediment control on subduction plate speeds