Head of lab
Eric’s research focuses on dynamic Earth processes associated with marine geohazards and resources spanning from the upper mantle to the ultra-shallow crust. He is particularly interested in lithosphere-biosphere feedback loop interactions. Eric’s group at OCEEMlab uses primarily passive (MT) and active (CSEM) marine electromagnetic techniques, integrated with seismic reflection and tomography, gravity, magnetic, and oceanographic data to study complex oceanic lithosphere mechanisms.
The interplay between mantle plume, submarine freshwater, and marine biodiversity in volcanic systems.
Hot-spot mantle plume geodynamics and submarine volcanism.
Slab rollback-driven toroidal and poloidal mantle flows at back-arc subduction zones and their role in the evolution of continental breakup.
Oceanic mid-ocean ridge transform faults’ role in quasi-periodic earthquake cycles.
Impact of ice-sheet retreat and isostatic rebound on fluid flow dynamics and marine gas hydrate dissociation in polar regions.
Subsea CO2 storage sites time-lapse monitoring.
Characterization of seafloor minerals at hydrothermal vent fields along seafloor spreading ridges.
Ph.D., Marine Geophysics, University of Southampton, UK
MRes., Geophysics, University of Southampton, UK
B.Sc., Marine Sciences, Ruppin Academic Institution, Israel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Marine electromagnetic geophysics, fluid flow in gas hydrate systems, submarine groundwater, stability and extent of submarine permafrost.
Ph. D., Geophysics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2018
B.Sc., Environmental Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2012
Research Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences,
The University of Texas at Austin, 2022-present
Geophysicist, Frontier Geosciences Inc., North Vancouver, Canada, 2018-2022
Consulting Geophysicist, Ocean Floor Geophysics, Japan, 2017
Staff Research Assistant, IGPP, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2018