Ben Melosh

Ben Melosh is a research geologist at the GMEG science center. He received his PhD in structural geology from McGill University in 2015. Since joining the USGS, Ben has focused on bedrock mapping and active tectonics in northern California and specializes in fault rock deformation and multiply-deformed terranes.


Professional Experience:

  • Research Geologist, USGS, 2015  to present


  • Ph.D. - Structural Geology, McGill University 2015
  • M.S. - Active Tectonics, UC Santa Barbara 2010
  • B.S.  - Geology, UC Santa Cruz 2005

Professional Affiliations:

  • AGU 2008-present
  • GSA 2008-present
  • CTG (Canadian tectonics group) 2011-2015
  • SCUMBAG (Sonoma County United Meeting of Biology and Geology) 2005-2007