Kiyoshi Suyehiro Named Next Tuve Senior Fellow

Carnegie News
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 

Kiyoshi Suyehiro, principal scientist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), joins DTM as the next Merle A. Tuve senior fellow.

DTM's Tuve Fellowship started in 1996 in honor of the late Merle A. Tuve, who served as DTM director from 1946-1966. Chosen at the discretion of the director of DTM, recipients are provided housing support and DTM resources to work on problems of mutual interest with current staff members at DTM.

While here, Suyehiro will work with DTM's Selwyn Sacks and visiting investigator and former DTM postdoctoral fellow, Paul Rydelek (1988). The main objective of their project will be to advance the earthquake generation model originally developed by Sacks and Rydelek (1995) by incorporating the effect of fluid behavior affecting the stress-strain-strength distribution in the crust under tectonic loading and earthquakes and expanding to 3D.

Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Tokyo in 1980, Suyehiro spent two years at DTM as a researcher in the late 70s. He has had a distinguished career, most recently as president & CEO of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Management International, Inc.  From 2003-2009, he was the executive director of research & development at JAMSTEC. His father, Shigeji Suyehiro, first came to DTM as a senior research fellow in the early 60s and returned often to DTM in the 70s to collaborate with Sacks and Alan Linde.

Suyehiro will present his Tuve Lecture on 2 April 2015 in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall.