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Christopher Milliner

Chris is a NASA postdoc fellow using space-based geodesy (SAR interferometry, lidar, and optical pixel tracking), GPS, and numerical inverse methods, to constrain how faults release strain throughout the earthquake cycle, from the surface to upper mantle depths.

Education
  • MSci, Geology & Geophysics, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London (2010)
  • Geology & Geophysics, UCLA, Study Exchange Program (2008-2009)
  • PhD, Geology, Univ. of Southern California (2016)

Research Interests
  • Faulting mechanics, how do fault systems release strain during earthquakes? How does this strain vary with depth, and across fault damage zones? How is strain dissipated post-seismically?
  • Lower crustal and upper mantle rheology, what is the viscosity and deformation processes of non-brittle, ductile material?
  • Development of space-based geodetic techniques: 3D optical image correlation; lidar differencing and point cloud matching techniques; field studies of fault-zone deformation.
  • Tectonic geomorphology. What does the landscape record tell us about earthquake deformation > 1 earthquake cycle?

Professional Experience
  • Post-doc Scholar, Univ. of California Berkeley, Advisor: Roland Burgmann (2016-2017)
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of Southern California (2011 - 2016)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of Southern California (2011-2016)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Postdoc Fellowship (2016)
  • Outstanding Student Presentation, SSA meeting (2015)
  • Graduate Research Symposium 2nd place, USC (2015)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, USC (2014)

Selected Publications
  1. Milliner, C. W. D., C. Sammis, A. Allam, J. Dolan, J. Hollingsworth, S. Leprince, and F. Ayoub (2016a), Resolving Fine-Scale Heterogeneity of Co-Seismic Slip and the Relation to Fault Structure, Nature Scientific Reports, 6, 27201. doi:10.1038/srep27109
  2. Milliner, C.W. D., J. F. Dolan, J. Hollingsworth, S. Leprince, and F. Ayoub (2016b), Comparison of Coseismic Near-Field and Off-Fault Surface Deformation Patterns of the 1992 Mw 7.3 Landers and 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine Earthquakes: Implications for Controls on the Distribution of Surface Strain, Geophys.Res.Lett., 43, 10,115-10,124, doi:10.1002/2016GL069841.
  3. Milliner, C. W. D., J. F. Dolan, J. Hollingsworth, S. Leprince, F. Ayoub, and C. G. Sammis (2015), Quantifying near-field and off-fault deformation patterns of the 1992 Mw 7.3 Landers earthquake, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005693.
  4. Xu, X., X. Tong, D. T. Sandwell, C. W. D. Milliner, J. F. Dolan, J. Hollingsworth, S. Leprince, and F. Ayoub (2016), Refining the Shallow Slip Deficit, Geophysical Journal International, 204, 1867-1886. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv563

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