ESR6 – Elenora van Rijsingen

Nationality: Dutch

CREEP host institutions: University of Roma Tre (Italy) and the University of Montpellier (France)

Background: I followed my bachelor (Earth Sciences) and master (Earth, Structure and Dynamics) both at Utrecht University. The specialization within my master was: Basins, orogens and the crust-lithospere system. My PhD project was a joint venture between the university of Roma Tre and the university of Montpellier. I used the analysis of natural data (Montpellier) and analogue modelling (Rome) to better understand the relationship between the roughness of the subduction interface and the nucleation and propagation of large megathrust earthquakes.

Research interest: My general research interests are within the fields of tectonics and geodynamics. I enjoy studying the mechanisms of large scale tectonic processes and their link with both mantle dynamics and surface processes. I favour adopting a multidisciplinary approach to obtain a complete view on the problem and to find the best possible solution. During my PhD project I developed a specific interest in seismotectonics (e.g., seismic cycle, rupture dynamics, segmentation of the subduction megathrust) and associated hazard assessment. Besides that, I have a strong interest in science outreach and teaching.



van Rijsingen, E., Funiciello, F., Corbi, F., Lallemand, S. (accepted). Rough subducting seafloor reduces interseismic coupling and mega-earthquake occurrence: Insights from analogue models. Geophysical Research Letters

van Rijsingen, E., Lallemand, S., Peyret, M., Arcay, D., Heuret, A., Corbi, F., Funiciello, F. (2018). How subduction interface roughness influences the occurrence of large interplate earthquakes. Geochemistry,   Geophysics, Geosystems.

Lallemand, S., Peyret, M., van Rijsingen, E., Arcay,D., Heuret, A. (2018). Roughness characteristics of ocea- nic seafloor prior to subduction in relation to the seismogenic potential of subduction zones. Geochemistry,   Geophysics, Geosystems.

De Groot, L.V., Béguin, A., Kosters, M.A., van Rijsingen, E., Struijk, L.M., Biggin, A.J., Hurst, E.A., Langereis, C.G., Dekkers, M.J. (2015). High paleointensities for the Canary Islands constrain the Levant geomagnetic high. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 419, 154-167.


For more information, please find me on LinkedIn or Researchgate.

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