About us

The overarching research goal of the McGill Earthquake Seismology group is to understand earthquake physics. We integrate geophysical observations with numerical modeling, to investigate fault mechanical properties and strength evolution, in relation to a range of seismic and aseismic deformation modes of both natural and anthropogenic causes. Our research aims to promote the transition from conceptual understanding towards quantitative prediction of earthquakes and hazard assessment.


2020/12/09: Postdoctoral Researcher position in earthquake cycle modeling available in the Earthquake Seismology Group. The project aims to investigate earthquake rupture and slow slip processes using numerical models constrained by surface displacement observations. The primary role of the postdoc researcher is to integrate earthquake and aseismic slip model with Bayesian data assimilation method toward the development of a fault slip predictive system with a focus on the Cascadia subduction zone. Application deadline is February 1, 2021 and anticipated start date May 1st, 2021 (negotiable). See full listing or PDF for details and how to apply. Please direct questions to Yajing Liu.

2020/11/20: Congratulations to PhD student John Onwuemeka for winning the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2020 Eastern Section Seismological Society of America Meeting.

2020/11/06: Congratulations to Dr. Ge Li who successfully defended his PhD thesis “Fault zone geometrical complexity and material contrast on earthquake rupture propagation: Observation and modeling”.

2020/10/19: Congratulations to Dr. Andres Peña-Castro who successfully defended his PhD thesis on “Human induced earthquakes, naturally triggered seismicity, and their interaction”.


3450 University Street
Frank Dawson Adams Rm 339
Quebec, H3A 0E8 Canada

Phone: 1-514-398-4085
Email: yajing.liu@mcgill.ca