Wesnousky, Steve

Status: CNS Director & Professor

Foundation Professor

Director, Center for Neotectonic Studies


PhD, 1982, Columbia University in the City of New York

BA 1975, University of California at Santa Barbara


Geologically recent motions of the Earth's crust, particularly those produced by earthquakes, with the goals of understanding the physics of earthquake recurrence, the growth of mountains, and the seismic hazard embodied in these processes.


UNR Tibbets Award for Most Outstanding Teacher, 2008

Lemay UNR College of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007

Scientific Review Panel, Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities, 2006-7

UNAVCO-GeoEarthscope LIDAR Working Group, 2006.

Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela, 2005

Professeur Invite a Jussieu, Paris VII, France, 2004

Visiting Professor, Intitute of Nuclear and Geological Sciences, New Zealand, 2004-2005

Southern California Integrated Geodetic Network Coordinating Board, 1999-2002

Otto Glogau Award, New Zealand Soc. for Earthquake Engineering, 2000

CIRES Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship, 1998

Fulbright Foreign Scholar Award in India, 1997-1998

Seismological Society of America

President of Seismological Society of America, 1995-1997

Board of Directors, Seismological Society of America, 1993-1995

Associate Editor, Bull. of Seismological Soc. of America, 1988-1993

Southern Calif. Earthquake Center, Participating Member. 1991-2001, 2007-

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 1994

Outstanding Researcher Award, Mackay School of Mines, UNR, 1992

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Memphis State University, 1989


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