03 Sep Dr Jun Muto
Jun Muto, associate professor of Tohoku University, is invited at the department during September and October 2019. He will give a seminar on September 17th: Persistent deep afterslip driven by nonlinear transient mantle flow and recovery of coastal subsidence after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
Jun Muto has been studying on the rheology of crust and mantle rocks by laboratory experiments of rock deformation and numerical modeling. His present research is focused on the post-seismic deformation of 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake to illuminate the rheological properties of the northeastern Japan island arc.
Jun Muto holds a diploma degree in Geology from Tohoku University. He finished his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Hiroyuki Nagahama at Tohoku University in 2006. Thereafter, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher supported by JSPS Overseas Research Fellowship in the Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University (USA) under the supervision of Profs. Jan Tullis and Greg Hirth. On April 2008 he moved back to Tohoku University as an assistant professor. Since 2016, he is an associate professor of Tohoku University.