Judith Hubbard is a structural geologist with a focus on earthquake hazards. She studies geophysical problems ranging in scale from the hazards of particular faults to the construction of the Tibetan Plateau. She incorporates a wide range of datasets in her research, including seismic reflection data (either from the oil and gas industry or personally acquired), well logs, surface geology, rupture maps, and relocated aftershocks. She uses quantitative fault-related folding techniques to interpret these data and develop realistic geometric and kinematic 3D fault models.
- 2011 Ph. D. Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- 2009 M.A. Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- 2005 B.S. Geology with honor, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
- 2012-present Assistant Professor at the Division of Earth Sciences, and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
- 2011-2012 Post-doctoral research, Harvard University
- 2005-2011 Doctoral research, Harvard University
- 2004 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Caltech
- Member of the American Geophysical Union
- Member of the Southern California Earthquake Center
- Member of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
- Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment
- ES7012 - Structural geology
- 2011 Structural Geology (Earth and Planetary Sciences 171), Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
- 2010 Natural Disasters (Science of the Physical Universe 12), Head Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant in Course Development, Harvard University
- 2009 Earth Resources and the Environment (Earth and Planetary Sciences 109), Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
- 2008 Structural Geology (Earth and Planetary Sciences 171), Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
- 2007 Environmental Risks and Disasters (Science A43), Teaching Assistant, Harvard University
- 2004 Introduction to Earth and Planetary Sciences: Earth as a Planet (Geology 11a), Teaching Assistant, Caltech
- 2012 National Research Foundation Fellowship, Singapore
- 2010 Shaler Teaching Award, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
- 2006, 2007 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention
- 2005 James Mills Pierce Fellowship at Harvard University
Structural segmentation controlled the 2015 M-w 7.8 Gorkha earthquake rupture in Nepal. Geology. 44(8), 639-642. (2016).
Three-dimensional seismic velocity structure in the Sichuan basin, China. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. 121(2), 1007-1022. (2016).
Coseismic slip on shallow décollement megathrusts: implications for seismic and tsunami hazard. Earth-Science Reviews. 141(February), 45-55. (2015).
The 2012 Mw 8.6 Wharton Basin sequence: A cascade of great earthquakes generated by near‐orthogonal, young, oceanic‐mantle faults. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 120(5), 3723–3747. (2015).
Structure and Seismic Hazard of the Ventura Avenue Anticline and Ventura Fault, California: Prospect for Large, Multisegment Ruptures in the Western Transverse Ranges. Bulletin Of The Seismological Society Of America. 104(3), 1070-1087. (2014).
The 2013 Lushan earthquake: Implications for seismic hazards posed by the Range Front blind thrust in the Sichuan Basin, China. Geology. 42(10), 915-918. (2014).
Applying Wedge Theory to Dynamic Rupture Modeling of Fault Junctions. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 102, 1693-1711. (2012).
Structural Setting of the 2008 M-w 7.9 Wenchuan, China, Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 100, 2713-2735. (2010).
Structural interpretation of the coseismic faults of the Wenchuan earthquake: Three-dimensional modeling of the Longmen Shan fold-and-thrust belt. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. 115, (2010).
Uplift of the Longmen Shan and Tibetan plateau, and the 2008 Wenchuan (M=7.9) earthquake. Nature. 458, 194-197. (2009).
Coseismic reverse- and oblique-slip surface faulting generated by the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake, China. Geology. 37, 515-518. (2009).
The forced van der Pol equation II: Canards in the reduced system. SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. 2, 570-608. (2003).