UCL Earth Sciences


Prof Nicolas Brantut

Faults and earthquake mechanics during and after earthquakes.

Prof in Rock Physics, Fault & Earthquake Mechanics


Dr Nicolas Brantut




Prof in Rock Physics, Fault & Earthquake MechanicsKLB, Ground Floor, G15

Courses Taught:

GEOL0018  Numerical Methods

Research Group(s):


Email Address:

Telephone Number:

n.brantut@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6384 (56384)

Research Summary

I am in general interested in faults and earthquake mechanics. I try to understand how faults form from intact rocks, how they slip prior to, during and after earthquakes. 

I use an experimental approach, mainly tri-axial cells equipped with acoustic emission recording system, but I also used the high velocity friction machines in Kyoto University and Hiroshima University. I also do some theoretical and numerical calculations to explain with physical arguments what I see (or expect to see) in the laboratory or in nature.