Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Congratulations Professor Martin Mai

Professor Martin Mai has been named BSSA Editor-in-Chief


KAUST Professor of Earth Science and Engineering, Martin Mai, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA).

First published in 1911, BSSA is the premier journal of advanced research in earthquake seismology and related disciplines. BSSA publishes original papers advancing our understanding of seismology and seismic hazard analyses, as well as review articles summarizing important research topics. The journal's format allows papers to fully explore research topics in detail.


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Professor Mai's research addresses the physics of earthquakes and the complexity of earthquake phenomena, with focus on earthquake-source imaging, dynamic rupture modeling, and earthquake mechanics. His work extends to strong ground-motion properties and high-performance computing-enabled physics-based seismic (including scattering in heterogeneous media) and tsunami simulations, and thereby spans from fundamental earthquake physics to earthquake-engineering applications.

Another major part of Professor Mai's research involves seismic data to image the structure of the Earth's crust and upper mantle beneath the Arabian plate, with the goal to help unravel the geodynamics of the Arabian plate and the Red Sea.

He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, and since 2003 has supervised more than 35 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) and over 15 postdoctoral researchers. He served as president of the Seismology Division of the European Geosciences Union from 2015 to 2019.

Read more about Professor Mai's full profile.