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Dr. Andrew Freed

Professor Dr. Andrew Freed
Curriculum Vitae
Associated website(s):

Google Scholar , Personal Website , Planetary Sciences , Geology & Geophysics


  • 1998 PhD, Geophysics, University of Arizona
  • 1988 MS, Applied Mechanics, Utah State University
  • 1983 BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

Research Interests
Earthquake Triggering, Viscoelastic Rheology, Impact Cratering, Subduction Zone Dynamics, Finite Element Modeling

Teaching Interests
EAPS 106 Geosciences in the Cinema
EAPS 556 Planetary Geology
EAPS 580 Geodynamics

Selected Professional Experience

  • 2013 - 2016 Deformation Experimentalists at the Frontier Of Rock and Mineral research (DEFORM) Executive Committee (elected)
  • 2008 - 2013 Steering Committee, CIG Short Term Crustal Dynamics
  • 2008 - 2012 Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) Steering Committee (elected)
  • 2011 - 2013 Panelist, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Selected Publications - Google Scholar Page for a complete list of publications

  • Freed, A. M ., A. Hashima, A., T. W. Becker, and D. A. Okaya, H. Sato, Y. Hatanaka, Resolving depth-dependent subduction zone viscosity and afterslip from postseismic displacements following the 2011 Tohoku-oki, Japan earthquake, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 459, 279-290, 2016.
  • Johnson, B. C., D. M. Blair, G. S. Collins, H. J. Melosh, A. M. Freed , G. J. Taylor, J. W. Head, M. A. Wieczorek, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, F. Nimmo, J. T. Keane, K. Miljković, J. M. Soderblom, M. T. Zuber, Formation of the Orientale lunar multiring basin, Science, 441-444, 2016.
  • Freed, A. M. , B. C. Johnson, D. M. Blair, H. J. Melosh, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, S. C. Solomon, M. A. Wieczorek, M. T. Zuber, The Formation of Lunar Mascon Basins from Impact to Contemporary Form, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JE004657, 2014.
  • Melosh, H. J., A. M. Freed , B. C. Johnson, D. M. Blair, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, M. A. Wieczorek, M. T. Zuber, The Origin of Lunar Mascon Basins, Science, 340, 1552-1555, 2013.
  • Freed, A. M. , D. M. Blair, T. R. Watters, C. Klimczak P, P. K. Byrne P, S. C. Solomon, M. T. Zuber, and H. J. Melosh, On the Origin of Graben and Ridges at Buried Basins in Mercury’s Northern Plains, J. Geophys. Res., 117, doi:10.1029/2012JE004119, 2012.
  • Freed, A. M . , G. Hirth, and M. D. Behn, Using short-term postseismic displacements to infer the ambient deformation conditions of the upper mantle, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JB008562, 2011.

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