Thomas H. Heaton
Professor of Engineering Seismology, Emeritus
B.S., Indiana University, 1972; Ph.D., Caltech, 1978. Visiting Associate in Geophysics, 1980-91; Faculty Associate, 1991-95; Lecturer in Geophysics, 1993-94; Lecturer in Engineering Seismology, 1995; Professor, 1995-2020; Professor Emeritus, 2020-.
Research interests: engineering seismology, earthquake rupture physics
Professor Heaton focuses on engineering seismology, and earthquake rupture physics. Special focus on earthquake early warning; understanding ground motions that cause building collapse; multi-scale self-organizing systems in dynamic rupture.