UNIVERSITY OSLO
DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES and PHYSICS OF GEOLOGICAL PROCESSES
KAREN MAIR
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Professional Experience
2011- Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
2011- Co-ordinator Science-Art and Outreach, Physics of Geological Processes, University of Oslo
2005-2010 Senior Researcher and Group Co-ordinator, Physics of Geological Processes, University of Oslo
2004 Visiting Scientist, ACcESS, University of Queensland, Australia
2004 Visiting Royal Society Research Fellow and Temporary Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
2003 Visiting Royal Society Research Fellow at the Lassonde Institue, University of Toronto, Canada
2000-2004 Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, University of Liverpool, UK
1998-2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
1993-1998 Ph.D. 'Experimental Studies of Fault Zone Development in a Porous Sandstone' University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1989-1993 B.Sc. (Hons) Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

International Academic Activities
2012 External Examiner/Chair (opponent): PhD thesis Silvia Mittempergher, Univ Padua, Italy and Univ Grenoble, France
2011 Collaborator: 'AFTERSHOCK' Sound Art exhibition by composer Natasha Barret, Galleri ROM, Oslo, Norway
2011 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Thibault Candela, Univ Grenoble, Grenoble, France
2011 Collaborator: 'CRUSH2' Science Art - Sound Art installation by composer Natasha Barret, Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo, Norway
2010 External Examiner/Chair (opponent): PhD thesis Diego Mas Ivars, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Collaborator: 'CRUSH' Science Art - Sound Art installation by composer Natasha Barret, Oslo, Norway
2010 Organizer: Special session in Seismology/ Structural Geology 'Mechanics and Structure of Fault Zones (SM2.1/NH4.7/TS2.7)' (with R. Toussaint, F. Renard and G. DiToro) at EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria
2010 Member: Scientific Program Committee. 29th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting. Oslo, January 11-13, 2010.
2010 Organizer: Special Interdisciplinary session in Fluid Processes (with Alasdair Skelton, University of Stockholm). 29th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting. Oslo, January 11-13, 2010.
2008 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Anita Torabi, University of Bergen, Norway
2007 Organizer: Special session in Tectonophysics 'Fragmentation Processes in the Earth (T40)' (with B. Jamtveit and C.G. Sammis) at Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco
2007 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Atle Rotevatn, University of Bergen, Norway
2007 Organizer: Special session in Seismology/ Structural Geology 'Physics and Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting (SM22/ MPRG18/ TS3.1)' (with J. Schmittbuhl and G. DiToro) at EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria
2007 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis of Aileen Bright, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
2006 Organizer: 19th Kongsberg Seminar 'Deformation on all scales' (with D.Schmid and B.Jamtveit)
2005 Organizer: Special Session in Tectonophysics 'Static and dynamic strengths of faults: Merging field, laboratory and numerical approaches' (with F. Renard, T. Shimamoto, N. Beeler) at Fall meeting AGU, San Francisco
2005 Organizer of minisymposium: 'Numerical simulation of granular shear and gouge processes' (with S.Abe) at SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Avignon France, June link
2000-2004 Associate Editor: Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth)
2004 Organizer: Seismology special session 'Insights into earthquake nucleation and rupture’ (with E.Richardson), Spring AGU Joint Assembly, Montreal
2004 Organizer: Tectonophysics special session ‘Visualising the evolving fault zone’ (with J.Hazzard), Spring AGU Joint Assembly, Montreal
2000 Organizer: Tectonophysics special session 'Granular Mechanics of Shear Zones'(with E.Aharonov), Spring AGU, Washington DC
2000- Reviewer: JGR, GRL, PAGEOPH, Geology, GJI, J Struct Geol, Tectonophysics, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, EPSL