I am an observational seismologist currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. My research focuses on understanding seismotectonic processes, using high-quality earthquake catalogs, seismic imaging, and multidisciplinary approaches and datasets.

Research Interests

  • Microseismicity detection, location and characterization
  • Tectonic stress analysis
  • Mountain building processes
  • Educational seismology
  • Passive seismic imaging (e.g., receiver functions)

Current Project

In my present work, we use ambient noise tomography (ANT) techniques to map the subsurface structures of the Tuscan Magmatic Province in Italy. This is part of the SNSF-funded Sinergia project, entitled: MIGRATE.

Research projects

Microseismicity focal mechanisms, central Alpine Fault, New Zealand.

Microseismicity and tectonic stress near the central Alpine Fault

We compile a long duration microseismicity earthquake catalog near the central section of the Alpine Fault and observe shallow seismogenic cut-off depths near Aoraki/Mount Cook (<8 km) (Michailos et al. 2019).

We determine the crustal stress regime near the central Alpine Fault using first motion polarity focal mechanisms and stress inversions. We observe remarkably consistent stress orientations in both space and time (Michailos et al. 2020a).


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Peer-reviewed publications

Open Access Seismological Databases