Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Chastity Aiken

Chastity  Aiken
Institutional Postdoc, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Chastity received a B.S. in Physics from Georgia State University in 2010, graduating summa cum laude. She completed her Ph.D. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015, and after graduation, she was invited to the Earthquake Research Institute at The University of Tokyo as a visiting scholar. Her research focuses on how earthquakes and tremor occur, as well as a possible causal link between them. She has studied earthquakes in volcanoes and geothermal areas as well as tremor in many strike-slip faults and subduction zones around the world. For her graduate research, she won several awards and honors including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, two Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation awards, and an Outstanding Student Paper Award from the American Geophysical Union. Her work has been published in international journals such as Nature Geoscience and Geophysical Research Letters. In her spare time, she volunteers by planting and conserving trees in the Austin community.

Areas of Expertise

statistical seismology, location of seismic sources, matched filter technique, Python

Earthquake-earthquake and earthquake-tremor interactions in various tectonic environments, University of Oklahoma, ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, Norman, OK (2016)