Andrew is a marine geophysicist and seismologist. He uses seismic imaging, tomography, and seafloor mapping to explore the structure of tectonic plate boundaries and volcanic systems to better understand geohazards and Earth’s evolution. In his research at UTIG, Andrew is examining New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction margin with high resolution 3D and 2D controlled-source marine seismic data. In particular, he is studying how subducting volcanic topography and sediments establish the geometry and hydrogeology of the megathrust, and how these processes influence fault behavior. His additional research interests include magmatic processes in the offshore Taupo Volcanic Zone, ocean transform faults, and environmental geophysics. Andrew completed his PhD at The University of Texas at Austin, studying subduction and intra-arc rifting in New Zealand.
Marine geology and geophysics, subduction zone structure, and volcanic systems.