Amanda Thomas


Amanda Thomas received her B.S. in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship at Stanford University before beginning her appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Oregon. Amanda’s research focuses on problems in seismology and fault mechanics. She’s interested in the state of stress and physical properties of faults, physics of the earthquake source, seismotectonics, and crustal deformation. Ongoing work in her group focuses on quantifying earthquake and tsunami hazards in the Pacific Northwest, relating the physical properties of faults to the type and character of seismicity they produce, and using observations of tiny earthquakes to constrain fault rheology.


  • Charles F. Richter Early Career Award from the Seismological Society of America


University of Oregon


Eugene, Ore.