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

Research Focus

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

Current Project

In my current work, we are employing ambient noise tomography (ANT) techniques to map the subsurface structures of the Tuscan Magmatic Province in Italy (as part of the SNSF-funded Sinergia MIGRATE project; more details on the project can be found here ).

Research projects

Microseismicity focal mechanisms, central Alpine Fault, New Zealand.

Microseismicity and tectonic stress near the central Alpine Fault

Longest duration microseismicity earthquake catalog near the central section of the Alpine Fault. Shallow seismogenic cut-off depths near Aoraki/Mount Cook (<8 km) (Michailos et al. 2019).

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


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Peer-reviewed publications

Open Access Seismological Databases