I am a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon and the director of the TGER lab (Tectonic, Geohazards, and Environmental Remote Sensing). My research focuses on the development and usage of space geodetic techniques to detect small movements of the Earth's surface and define the risks implied.

I use these technologies to study natural resources and geohazards problems such as water-related challenges, volcanism, crustal faulting (seismic and aseismic), and landslides. I work at the frontiers of the fields of geodesy, active tectonics, hydrology, volcanology, geomorphology, numerical modeling, and risks assessment.

The joint study of natural resources and geohazards strengthens our ability to manage ongoing stresses on resources and prepare for, withstand, and recover from geohazards, helping cities avoid losses from disasters and preventing affected citizens from sliding into poverty. My contributions focus on remote sensing techniques, the quickest data available after a disaster, offering a high spatial coverage and temporal repeatability, and not requiring ground access.

I received a M.Sc. in Earth Sciences (2008) from the University of Montpellier II (France), a Ph.D in Geophysics (2013) from the University of Miami, and completed my postdoc in the active tectonic group of the University of California, Berkeley (2015). I was a professor at the University at Buffalo, NY until 2018. I joined the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon in 2019, the fastest growing department of Earth Sciences/Geology in the country, which provides a unique setting for collaborative interdisciplinary research.

I was awarded the SUNY Buffalo Julian Park Award in 2016 for New Faculty Publication, the UC Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action Award in 2014, the Presenter Award at the 2nd International KACST-KAUST-JCCP workshop in 2014, the AGU Geodesy outstanding student paper award in 2012, and the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in 2011.

Dr. Estelle Chaussard

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 97403-1272


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