- Assistant Professor
- PhD, Geophysics, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, 2015
- MSci, Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge U., 2011
Dr. Cattania is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, where she is starting a research group on fault mechanics and earthquake physics. Her group will address a range of questions at different scales, from the mechanics of small repeating events to earthquake interaction on regional and global scale. They will tackle these problems with a combination of numerical, analytical and statistical tools. In addition to furthering our understanding of earthquake physics, Prof. Cattania is interested in ways to integrate state-of-the-art knowledge into practical tools, and in particular models to use in operational earthquake forecasting.