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Eric M Thompson

Eric Thompson is a research geophysicist with the USGS in Golden. He joined the USGS in 2015 where he participates in research, development, and operations of many earthquake hazard products, including near-real-time earthquake hazard products. 

Professional Experience

  • 5/2015-Present: Research Geophysicist, USGS, Golden, Colorado.

  • 4/2013-4/2015: Adjunct Professor, Geological Sciences, San Diego State University.

  • 1/2014-3/2015: Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles.

  • 9/2010-9/2013: Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University.

  • 3/2009-8/2010: Postdoctoral Researcher/Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University.

Education and Certifications

  • 2009 Ph.D., Tufts University, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  • 2002 B.S., University of California at Santa Cruz, Earth Science.

Honors and Awards

  • 2022: Superior Service Award for activities in the planning and development of ground motion processing software named gmprocess. 

  • 2019: FEMA Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contributions in support of national level earthquake exercise.

  • 2018: Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) Award for Excellence Use of Technology for developing the ShakeMap Scenario Suite. 

Science and Products