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The Center for Geomechanics and Mitigation of Geohazards (GMG) is an National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) that facilitates productive, meaningful partnerships between universities and industry.   Our mission is to advance the understanding of geomaterials failure in the presence of fluids for industry applications and geohazard mitigation, by leveraging the cutting-edge modeling, computing, experimental, geophysical and remote-sensing research at Caltech. 

Next GMG Industrial Advisory Board meeting will be held
June 16-18, 2020 at Caltech

Project Spotlight

GMG-2.1 - Seismicity due to hydraulic stimulation for geothermal energy production.

Stress changes and faulting induced by thermal contraction due to geothermal heat extraction at Brawley, California (credit K.J. Im)


Internship Opportunity with Aramco

Email GMG_Center@caltech.edu for more information

Seminar and Workshop with Chris Marone

Professor, Department of Geosciences Pennsylvania State University

GPS Division Seminar Oct. 21, 2019
"The Mechanics of Slow Earthquakes and Lab Earthquake Prediction"

GPS Workshop Oct. 22, 2019
"From rock mechanics to dynamic modeling of fault slip"


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