Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno
Graham M. Kent is Director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory/ and Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Graham was a Research Geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and had been Director of the Visualization Center at Scripps from 2001-2009. At Scripps, he continued his work in geophysics, with an emphasis on seismic studies of extensional tectonics, ranging from magma chambers beneath mid-ocean ridges to fault hazards at Lake Tahoe. He also led an effort to use advanced visualization techniques to study faulting and volcanic systems.
Graham has conducted research on tsunami and ocean bottom seismic activity. He is currently one of two PIs on a $15M research program to map faults hazards offshore of Southern California (California Public Utility Commission funded) in association with nuclear storage at San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS).