I am a Professor of Geology and Geophysics in the Department of Geology of the University at Buffalo. My research focuses on the development and usage of space geodetic techniques to detect small movements of the Earth's surface and define the risks implied.

I use these technologies to study anthropogenic and natural geohazards such as water-related deformation, volcanism, and crustal faulting (seismic and aseismic). I work at the frontiers of the fields of geodesy, active tectonics, hydrology, volcanology, numerical modeling, and risks assessment.

I received a M.Sc. in Geophysics (2008) from the University of Montpellier II (France), a Ph.D in Geophysics (2013) from the University of Miami, and completed my postdoc in the active tectonic group of the University of California, Berkeley (2015).

I was awarded the SUNY Buffalo Julian Park Award in 2016 for New Faculty Publication, the UC Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action Award in 2014, the Presenter Award at the 2nd International KACST-KAUST-JCCP workshop in 2014, the AGU Geodesy outstanding student paper award in 2012, and the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in 2011.



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University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY 14260-1350

E-mail: estellec@buffalo.edu

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