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  • Finland

  • Yliopistonkatu 3, Porthania

    00100 Helsinki


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Curriculum vitae

since 07/2017
Associate Professor, Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki

08/2012 – 06/2017
Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation, ISTerre, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France

04/2010 – 07/2012
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France 

08/2008 – 03/2010
Postdoctoral Researcher, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA

02/2006 – 07/2008
Postdoctoral Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Institute for Crustal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

09/2004 – 12/2004
Research stay at the Department for Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

06/2002 – 12/2005
Ph.D. in Geophysics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Thesis: On the Origin of Complexity in Continuum Fault Models With Rate and State Friction

12/2001 – 05/2002
Research Assistant, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany

01/2001 – 11/2001
Diploma in Geophysics, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany; Diploma thesis at GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany: Earthquake Probability Calculations Based on Coulomb Stress Modeling Applied to Mapped Faults Inside the Sea of Marmara

08/1996 – 11/2001
Geophysics, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany


Fields of Science

  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Seismology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2016 2019

  • 7 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Abstract

Imaging subsurface structures in the San Jacinto fault zone with high-frequency noise recorded by dense linear arrays

Zigone, D., Ben-Zion, Y., Lehujeur, M., Campillo, M., Hillers, G. & Vernon, F. L., May 2019, In : Geophysical Journal International. 217, 2, p. 879-893 15 p., 10.1093/gji/ggz069.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Near-surface structure of the North Anatolian Fault zone from Rayleigh and Love wave tomography using ambient seismic noise

Taylor, G., Rost, S., Houseman, G. A. & Hillers, G., 6 Mar 2019, In : Solid Earth. 10, 2, p. 363-378 16 p., 10.5194/se-10-363-2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Seismic Velocity Change Patterns Along the San Jacinto Fault Zone Following the 2010 M7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah and M5.4 Collins Valley Earthquakes

Hillers, G., Campillo, M., Brenguier, F., Moreau, L., Agnew, D. C. & Ben-Zion, Y., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research : Solid Earth. 124, 7, p. 7171-7192 22 p., 10.1029/2018JB017143.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

3C Seismic Interferometry at the Polymetallic Kylylahti Deposit, Outokumpu District, Finland

Väkevä, L. S. O., Koivisto, E. A-L., Hillers, G., Chamarczuk, M. & Malinowski, M., Nov 2018, LITHOSPHERE 2018: TENTH SYMPOSIUM ON STRUCTURE, COMPOSITION AND EVOLUTION OF THE LITHOSPHERE, PROGRAMME AND EXTENDED ABSTRACTS . Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki, p. 125-126 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Open Access

Fault Zone Imaging from Correlations of Aftershock Waveforms

Hillers, G. & Campillo, M., Aug 2018, In : Pure and applied geophysics : PAGEOPH. 175, 8, p. 2643-2667 25 p., 10.1007/s00024-018-1836-7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2017 2019

  • 1 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)
  • 1 Oral presentation

Monitoring an Enhanced Geothermal System in Downtown Helsinki

Tommi Vuorinen (Speaker), Gregor Hillers (Speaker), Päivi Mäntyniemi (Speaker), Marja Uski (Speaker), Kati Oinonen (Speaker), Jari Kortström (Speaker)
15 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Supervision of a Master`s thesis

Emilia Koivisto (Supervisor), Gregor Hillers (Co-supervisor)
Oct 20172018

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)