Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Postdoctoral Fellow

Thibaut Perol
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Thibaut Perol is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science & Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science. He obtained his B.Sc. in Geophysics from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in 2013 and a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 2015. During his undergraduate studies, Thibaut spent eighteen months at Harvard University working with James R. Rice on the mechanics and associated hydrology of fast-flowing ice in West Antarctica. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in the Rice group developing theoretical models to understand the evolution of damage and hydraulic conductivity of rocks during an earthquake. Thibaut also collaborates with Rice and Suo in a MRSEC IRG 1 project to understand how microcracks in rocks heal, and how it affects the properties of earthquake faults.