Université de Strasbourg

Amir Sagy

Amir Sagy

Amir Sagy is a researcher in the geological survey of Israel and his researches focus on earthquake and fracture mechanics. He completed his M.Sc thesis and PhD work in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In his PhD he studied dynamic fracture and combine field work in fault zones and meteorite craters with laboratory experiments which measured fracture velocity in rocks. His post-doc was in UCLA and in UCSC. There, he studied the geometrical evolution of faults and operate field and laboratory optical measurement tools. Currently, he leads the research group of active faulting in the geological survey of Israel. The primary aim of this compilation is for use in seismic-hazard evaluations. His recent researches combine field work in the Dead Sea transform fault area, geological and structural mapping, laboratory experiments and mechanical analysis. He supervised few graduate students and presently he works with two PhD. students and one M.Sc student.

As part of his fellowship, Amir Sagy is working on the project Modelling mechanical evolution of slip surfaces during shear in faults.

Investissements d'Avenir