Judith Hubbard is a structural geologist with a focus on earthquake hazards. She studies geophysical problems ranging in scale from the hazards of particular faults to the construction of the Tibetan Plateau. She incorporates a wide range of datasets in her research, including seismic reflection data (either from the oil and gas industry or personally acquired), well logs, surface geology, rupture maps, and relocated aftershocks. She uses quantitative fault-related folding techniques to interpret these data and develop realistic geometric and kinematic 3D fault models.

Most recently, Judith received the 2019 Nanyang Education Award, the highest honour conferred by Nanyang Technological University to faculty members in the field of teaching.

  • 2011: Ph. D. Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 2009: M.A. Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 2005: B.S. Geology with honor, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
Professional Experience:
  • 2012 — present: Assistant Professor at the Asian School of the Environment and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
  • 2011 — 2012: Post-doctoral research, Harvard University
  • 2005 — 2011: Doctoral research, Harvard University
  • 2004: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Caltech
Professional Activities:
  • Member of the American Geophysical Union
  • Member of the Southern California Earthquake Center
  • Member of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
  • Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment
Courses Taught:
  • ES7012 - Structural geology 

Past courses:

  • 2011: Structural Geology (Earth and Planetary Sciences 171), Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2010: Natural Disasters (Science of the Physical Universe 12), Head Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant in Course Development, Harvard University
  • 2009: Earth Resources and the Environment (Earth and Planetary Sciences 109), Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2008: Structural Geology (Earth and Planetary Sciences 171), Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2007: Environmental Risks and Disasters (Science A43), Teaching Assistant, Harvard University
  • 2004: Introduction to Earth and Planetary Sciences: Earth as a Planet (Geology 11a), Teaching Assistant, Caltech
Honours and Awards:
  • 2020: 2019 Nanyang Education Award
  • 2012: National Research Foundation Fellowship, Singapore
  • 2010: Shaler Teaching Award, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
  • 2006, 2007: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention
  • 2005: James Mills Pierce Fellowship at Harvard University