Michael S. Steckler

Michael S. Steckler

Research Interest


I am a geophysicist whose research revolves around vertical motions of the Earth’s surface. I have worked on vertical motions due to sea level, tectonics, isostasy, and compaction at both rifted continental margins and subduction zones using a broad variety of field and numerical methods. I have been working in Bangladesh on the tectonics of the IndoBurma subduction zone, subsidence and sea level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, and the interaction of the two. Other recent projects include transtensional tectonics in Turkey, and sea level changes and stratigraphy offshore NJ. 


B.S. 1976, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D. 1981, Columbia University, "The Thermal and Mechanical Evolution of Atlantic-type Continental Margins"