2019 Recipient

Marine Denolle

Harvard University Assistant Professor Marine Denolle has been honored with the 2019 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award for her important contributions to developing synthetic seismograms that can be used for ground motion predictions for future earthquakes, with particular applications to how seismic waves behave in sedimentary basins. Denolle is … Continue Reading »

2018 Recipient

Amanda Thomas

University of Oregon Assistant Professor Amanda Thomas is recognized for her important contributions to understanding episodic tremor and slip phenomena, the slow-earthquake rumblings that take place below the locked zones of faults. “Combining seismology with a broad understanding of the physics of material deformation, Dr. Thomas has made seminal and fundamental … Continue Reading »

2017 Recipient

Annemarie Baltay

“Through a combination of source studies and ground motion prediction research, [Baltay] has carved a niche for herself that is unique in seismology for her generation,” said Gregory Beroza, the Wayne Loel Professor of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University and Baltay’s Ph.D. advisor, noting that her work … Continue Reading »

2016 Recipient

Diego Melgar Moctezuma

Early in his career, seismologist Diego Melgar Moctezuma has already made significant research contributions in the areas of earthquake rupture and early warning, tsunami modeling, and community outreach regarding earthquakes and geosciences. Melgar, a 32-year-old assistant researcher at the Seismological Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, “has already distinguished … Continue Reading »

2015 Recipient

Fan-Chi Lin

Fan-Chi Lin has distinguished himself by the wide range of his research contributions, particularly in the area of using ambient noise to construct images of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. Since his Ph.D. was awarded in 2009, Lin has become one of the originators and leading experts on this … Continue Reading »

2014 Recipient

Victor Tsai

Still early in his career, Victor Tsai has already established himself as a leading seismologist, conducting pioneering research in the emerging fields of ambient noise and glacier and river seismology. Tsai has published 39 peer-reviewed papers that reflect his diverse research interests and novel approaches to tackling challenging questions in seismology, glaciology … Continue Reading »