McGill Structural Geology

Jamie Kirkpatrick


Jamie Kirkpatrick

Welcome to my website! I am an assistant professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at McGill University.

My students and I study the deformation of the Earth, focussing predominantly on fault and earthquake mechanics. We use a combination of field data, microstructural observations and numerical modeling to investigate the stresses acting on faults, the processes that cause off-fault damage and the rheology of fault rocks.

These pages give an overview of current and ongoing research. Feel free to contact me at the details below for more information.

address: Adams Building, 3450 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 0E8
email: james.kirkpatrick @
tel: 514-398-7442

Attention prospective students! Contact me if you are interested in joining the group.