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Margaret Boettcher

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Office 234 James

Department of Earth Sciences
James Hall
56 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

603.862.0580 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)


Margaret Boettcher has a PhD in Geophysics from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, which she completed in 2005.  After working as a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow at the US Geological Survey, she joined UNH in 2008, with her first appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at CCOM/JHC.  As of 2009, Margaret is now a faculty member in the Dept. of Earth Science at UNH, but she will always continue to collaborate with scientists in CCOM. 

Margaret's research focuses on the physics of earthquakes and faulting and she approaches these topics from the perspectives of seismology, rock mechanics, and numerical modeling. Margaret seeks to better understand slip accommodation on oceanic transform faults and delves deeper into the details of earthquake source processes by looking at very small earthquakes in deep gold mines in South Africa.  To learn more about Margaret's research group see her Dept. of Earth Sciences webpage: