Dr. Rachel E. Abercrombie




Research Group

BU Geophysics

BU Solid Earth & Tectonics



1987 - 1991: Ph. D. University of Reading, UK
1984 - 1987: B. A. Hons, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, UK

Professional Background

2006 – : Research Associate Professor, Boston University
2004 – 2006: Associate Professor, Boston University
2001 - 2004: Assistant Professor, Boston University
1998 - 2001: Research Associate, Harvard University
1995 - 1998: Scientist at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
1991 - 1995: Research Associate, and Associate Research Scientist at University of Southern California
1991 - 1993: Visiting Research Fellowship at the Southern California Earthquake Center


See publications

Professional Activities

Classes Taught at Boston University:

ES360: Geodyamics I
ES660: Geodynamics for Graduate Students, runs in parallel with ES360
ES561: Mechanics of Earthquakes (developed)
ES505: Plate Tectonics (developed)
ES587: Seminar in Earth Sciences