Kerry Sieh

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Kerry Sieh
Nationality American
Fields geology, seismology

Kerry E. Sieh is an American geologist and seismologist.

Sieh's principal research interest is earthquake geology, which uses geological layers and landforms to understand the geometries of active faults, the earthquakes they generate, and the crustal structure their movements produce. His early work on the San Andreas fault led to the discovery of how often and how regularly it produces large earthquakes in southern California.[1]

Sieh received his undergraduate degree in geology from the University of California, Riverside in 1972 and his Ph.D. degree in geology from Stanford University in 1977. He was a professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology from 1986 to 1999. Sieh is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences (since 1999).

In 2008, Sieh became the director of Nanyang Technological University's Earth Observatory.[2] He is the first holder of the AXA-NTU Chair on Natural Hazards in South-East Asia[3] established in 2012.

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  1. ^ "Kerry Sieh :: Division of Geology and Planetary Sciences at Caltech". Gps.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  2. ^ http://www.earthobservatory.sg/microsites/kerrysieh/index.php. Retrieved 2013-11-02.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ "The AXA Research Fund Launches its First Chair in Asia | AXA Research Fund". Axa-research.org. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2013-11-02.