Emmy-Noether-Project "Bridging Geodesy and Seismology"

Dr. Simon Daout


(now at Oxford University)


  • Since Nov 2018 Postdoc at Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • From Jan 2016 to Sep 2018 Postdoc at Kiel University in the BridGeS Project
  • 2016: PhD in Geophysics at ISTerre, Grenoble « Geodetic measurements and modeling of the oblique convergence across transform faults. Application to the northern boundary of the Tibetan Plateau and to southern California.
  • 2012-2013: Research Associate at the Earth Observatory of Singapore
  • 2012: Diploma in Geophysics at the University Grenoble-Alpes. 

Research Interests

The goal of my research is to measure and model the surface displacements of the earth associated to tectonic, hydrologic or anthropogenic factors. An important part of my research consists in developing synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) methodologies to measure slow deformations (few mm/yr) over wide areas on the earth surface.

These data provide large-scale observations of surface displacements with a strong sensitivity to the vertical and high spatial resolution, useful to map earth surface processes.

Another research interest is to reconcile long-term (geological or tectonic) and short-term (geodetic) models of fault slip. I am particularly interested by the link between fault behavior and fault geometry, or segmentation.  



  • Daout, S., M.-P. Doin, G. Peltzer, A. Socquet, and C. Lasserre (2017). Large-scale InSAR monitoring of permafrost freeze-thaw cycles on the Tibetan Plateau.  Geophys. Res. Lett.,.
  • S. Daout; S. Barbot, G. Peltzer, M.-P Doin, Z. Liu, R. Jolivet (2016). Constraining the Kinematics of Metropolitan Los Angeles Faults with a Slip-Partitioning Model. Geophys. Res. Lett.
  • S. Daout; R. Jolivet; C. Lasserre; M.-P. Doin; S. Barbot; P. Tapponnier; G. Peltzer; A. Socquet; J. Sun (2016). Along-strike variations of the partitioning of convergence across the Haiyuan fault system detected by InSAR. GJI
  • DAOUT, Simon, et al. Interseismic and postseismic shallow creep of the North Qaidam Thrust faults detected with a multitemporal InSAR analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2019.

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