Edwin Nissen

Education

University of Oxford

D.Phil. in Earth Sciences, University College

2004 – 2009

University of Cambridge

M.Sc. in Natural Sciences (Geology), First Class Honors,
Fitzwilliam College

2003 – 2004

B.A. in Natural Sciences (Geology), First Class Honors,
Fitzwilliam College

2000 – 2003

Employment

University of Victoria

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II),
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

2017 –

Colorado School of Mines

Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics

2012 – 2016

Arizona State University

Exploration Postdoctoral Fellow,
School of Earth and Space Exploration

2011 – 2012

University of Cambridge

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bullard Laboratories,
Department of Earth Sciences

2008 – 2011

Current Service

Graduate Advisor, SEOS

The graduate advisor chairs the committee responsible for oversight
of SEOS's graduate program and acts as a liaison between SEOS
and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at UVic.

2020 –

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Member of the Geoscience Evaluation Group, responsible for
reviewing Discovery Grant applications across the geosciences.

2018 – 2021

UNAVCO

Elected member of UNAVCO's Board of Directors.
UNAVCO is a non-profit university-governed consortium which
facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy.
UNAVCO currently manages NSF's $71M GAGE facility
including its >1,000 station NOTA GNSS network.

2017 – 2020



Research Interests

Earthquakes • Active tectonics • Geodesy
Tectonic geomorphology
Earthquake source seismology
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
Light detection and ranging (Lidar)
Photogrammetry
Quaternary geochronology
Regional tectonics of the Middle East,
Central Asia, and the Pacific Rim





Bio

I grew up in West London but developed a love of the outdoors roaming the hills of South Wales during holidays. I went to Cambridge to study Chemistry, but quickly got hooked on Geology. I moved to archrivals Oxford for my PhD, before returning to Cambridge for a post doc. After eleven years in Oxbridge, I felt the call of North America and have been making my way steadily westwards ever since. I love living and working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where earthquake science is so relevant and impactful.






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