Thorsten Becker#


Thorsten Becker
Membership Number:5613
Membership type:FOREIGN
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:2021
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):http://www-udc.ig.utexas.edu/external/becker/
ORCID:0000-0002-5656-4564
Twitter:@thwbecker


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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 - Shell Foundation Distinguished Chair in Geophysics The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
  • 2004 - 2016 Assistant (2004–2009), Associate (2009–2012), Professor of Earth Sciences (2012 - 2016) University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002 - 2004 Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Postdoctoral Scholar Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U.C. San Diego La Jolla, CA
  • Visiting professorship
    • Summer 2012 Universit´a di Roma TRE, Visiting Professor Rome
    • Fall 2010 University of Tokyo, Visiting Associate Professor Tokyo
    • Spring 2008 Princeton University, Visiting Fellow Princeton, NJ

Fields of Scholarship
  • Dynamics of the lithosphere/mantle system
  • Earthquake
  • Subduction, mantke cinvection
  • Interactions between mantle convection and surface deformation
  • Seismology
  • Geodesy
  • Terrestrial planets evolution
  • Dynamic topography

Honours and Awards
  • Evgueni Burov Medal, International Lithosphere Program, IUGG, 2021
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2015
  • FriedrichWilhelm Bessel Award, Humboldt Foundation, 2013
  • C. F. Gauss lecturer, German Geophysical Society, 2008

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