Team Members

Dr. Sheri Molnar
Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor at University of Western Ontario

Alex Bilson Darko
Project Manager, ICLR

Hadi Ghofrani
Research Associate, University of Western Ontario
Basin modelling, 3D wave propagation simulations, Simulation of earthquake ground motions, Site characterization and seismic microzonation

Adebayo Ojo
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Western Ontario
Improving the Geometry and Velocity Structure of the Georgia Basin Region. The main goal of this research is to develop a new 3D velocity model of the crust in and around the Georgia Basin useful for seismic hazard studies. By performing surface wave tomography using ambient seismic noise data, we hope to obtain an improved model of the shallow structure (upper km’s) and the basin geometry. Our results will fill the gap between the existing velocity models and guide future seismometer deployment.

Claire Mortera
Administrative Assistant
Provides “administrative/technical” research support to the Vancouver project in consultation with Sheri Molnar (Principal Investigator) and Alex Bilson Darko (Project Manager, ICLR). Oversee financial management of the project within the Western system, aid with logistics and financial reconciling related to research activities and summer field campaigns.

Sujan Raj Adhikari
Ph.D. Geology, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences
Manager of the geodatabase, 3D geological modelling, seismic microzonation mapping, 

Jamal Assaf
Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, UWO, Dept. Civil and Env. Engineering
Shaking (amplification) hazard mapping, 1D and 2D site response analyses

Ali Fallah Yeznabad
Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, UWO, Dept. Civil & Env. Engineering
Seismic slope stability mapping and analyses 

Alireza Javanbakht
Ph.D. Geophysics, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences
Liquefaction analyses and regional liquefaction assessment with application to Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

Chris Boucher
M.Sc. Geophysics, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences
Non-invasive methods and their application in complex geology, in particular on sloping ground or from lateral variability (non-1D site effects) 

Meredith Fyfe
M.Sc. Geophysics, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences
Use, metrics and communication of seismic microzonation mapping products

Sameer Ladak
M.Sc. Geophysics, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences
Non-invasive methods and their application in complex geology, in particular on stiff ground to hard rock 

Aamna Sirohey
M.Sc. Geophysics, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences
The MHVSR method, Manager of the MHVSR dataset, Site amplification functions

 

Magdalena Kapron
M.Sc. Geophysics Candidate, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences
Reconciling earthquake site characterization with the geology of stiff glaciated upland areas of Vancouver, British Columbia

Natalia Gomez
M.Sc. Geophysics Candidate, UWO, Dept. Earth Sciences