School of GeoSciences

Our Staff

Professor Ian G. Main BSc, MSc, PhD, FRSE


Professor of Seismology and Rock Physics; Degree Programme Convenor, Geophysics; Director of Research

Room: 314
Address: Grant Institute, The King's Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 4911
FAX: +44 (0) 131 650 7340
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Research Institute: Earth and Planetary Science
Research Groups: Porous Media Earth Resources Observation and Imaging Geohazards and Risk
Research Interests: Seismology: earthquake hazard; earthquake predictability; non-linear dynamics and statistical mechanics of earthquake sources; earthquake triggering. Rock Physics: fluid flow in fractured media; fracture scaling; fluid-rock interactions during deformation; coupling of mechanical, chemical and hydraulic processes; time-dependent deformation.
Further Information: Publications
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