ASI would like to congratulate Dr. Mark Stirling on being appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Professor of Earthquake Science.
He says taking up the professorial chair will free him up to pursue a number of his long-standing research ideas aimed at improving how earthquake hazards are quantified in New Zealand and abroad.
“I’m looking forward to pushing research frontiers in multidisciplinary earthquake science and associated hazards, and helping to train top-quality undergraduate and postgraduate students in these fields.”
His research focuses on earthquake geology, geomorphology, seismotectonics and seismic hazard modelling. His experience in the latter field has included 15 years as leader of the New Zealand seismic hazard mapping project.