Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

Non-Linear Geophysics/Statistical Seismology

Robert Shcherbakov

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Cornell University, 2002
Office: BGS 1080
Lab: BGS 1059
Phone: 519-661-2111 x.84212
Fax: 519-661-3198
Twitter: @roshcher

Research Interests

Earthquake physics and statistics; Temporal and spatial scaling properties of earthquakes and aftershocks; Induced seismicity; Earthquake hazard assessment and forecasting; Large-scale computer simulations of seismicity; Applications of continuum damage mechanics to fracture processes in solids, rocks, and the Earth crust; Planetary volcanism and geodynamics; Self-organized critical behavior in nonlinear dissipative complex systems.

For more detailed information please check my Research Website.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Earth Sciences 2220 - Environmental and Exploration Geophysics I
Earth Sciences 4421 - Physics of the Earth II
Geophysics 9505 - Geophysical Forward and Inverse Modelling
Geophysics 9530 - Advanced Physics of the Earth
Geophysics 9531 - Computer Modelling of Natural Processes


Laura Sanchez, Ph.D. candidate
Xiaoming Zhang, Ph.D. candidate

I am looking for motivated students both for Ph.D. and M.Sc. research projects in the areas of the physics of earthquakes, induced seismicity, computational volcanology, continuum damage mechanics, statistical seismology, etc. Prospective students have to possess strong skills in scientific computer modelling and background in physics/geophysics with emphasis on theory.