California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Heresh Fattahi

Maxime Farin

Post Doctoral Scholar in Geophysics

Ph.D., 2015, Seismology, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 272
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395- 1436
Fax: (626) 564-0715


I am interested in characterizing the seismic signal generated by various complex geophysical processes such as gravitational events (rock falls, rock avalanches, debris flows,..), the bed load of rivers and fluid flow within the ground. By analyzing field data, conducting laboratory experiments and establishing first order analytical models, my objective is to establish simple relations between the physical characteristics of the natural event and the properties of the emitted seismic signal. These relations can be useful to deduce quantitative information on the processes without direct visual observation.