Chris Marone


I'm Dr. Chris Marone, a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Penn StateOs University Park campus, and my background is in geophysics. My research focuses on friction, earthquakes, and brittle deformation of Earth's crust. Fluids play an important role in these systems and in my research. I'm a lucky man and have a lot to smile about with five children. I enjoy homebrewing with my wife and espresso whenever I have a chance for a quick coffee. I was born in Batavia, New York and, since then, I have lived in Vermont; Binghamton, NY; New York City; Melbourne, Australia; Berkeley, CA; Boston; State College, PA; and Rome.

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