John N. Louie, Ph.D.

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Professor of Geophysics
217 Laxalt Mineral Engineering Bldg.
Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
College of Science
The University of Nevada MS 0174
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0141

During Jan.-Aug. 2014 part of 12-Month Sabbatical:

SGEES Institute of Geophysics
Victoria University of Wellington
P.O. Box 600
Kelburn, Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Mobile: +64-21-185-8502 (Int'l texts are <$0.50)
Victoria U. Fax: +64-4-463-5186
Voice:(775) 784-4219
Fax:(775) 784-4165 or -1833
Always send a cover page with: ``J. Louie, MS 174''
Lab Secretary:(775) 784-4975
Graduate Students:(775) 784-4260 -4254
Computer Lab:(775) 784-4165
Email:louie@seismo.unr.edu
Skype Name:johnnlouie (not online often)
Talk:talk louie@shake.seismo.unr.edu (134.197.33.19)

John blasting in Rice Valley, Calif., 1985
This is why John now always hires professional blasters.
NSL Nevada

John is a faculty member of the
Nevada Seismological Laboratory
and the
Dept. of Geological Sciences and Engineering
in the
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering,
College of Science
at the
University of Nevada, Reno.

The goal of my research is to accurately image and characterize subsurface structures and conditions in seismically difficult areas, with high-resolution experiments. I constrain these observations with independent geophysical and geological data. The seismic characterization, imaging, tomography, and monte-carlo optimization techniques I develop improve the productivity of resource exploration and development, and of hazards assessments. In particular I try to describe the characteristics of earthquake faults and of sites in order to mitigate seismic hazards to life and property; and seismically image geothermal resources.

Key Words: geophysics, seismology, resource exploration and development, seismic reflection, geophysical imaging and inversion, tomography, modeling, scientific visualization, earthquake hazards and zonation, parcel mapping, ReMi, tectonics.

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