Anne Becel

Dr. Anne Bécel's research focuses on characterizing the seismic structure of the Earth’s crust and uppermost mantle to better understand major processes that are taking place along active plate boundaries such as transform faults or subduction zones but also at rifted passive margins and ocean basin settings. To investigate these processes, she primarily uses marine active-source seismology. Her research at Lamont has mainly focused on the study of the Alaska Peninsula and Hellenic subduction zones with an emphasis on assessing specific risks such as large earthquakes and associated tsunamis and the development of the Eastern North American continental rifted margin.



  • B.S. in Physics-Geophysics from the University of Rennes I (France)
  • M.S. and PhD in Geophysics from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP; France, 2006). 
  • Postdoctoral research scientist at the CSIC-‘Jaume Almera’ Institute in Barcelona (Spain) and Collège de France in Aix-en-Provence (France)

Honors & Awards

  • NSF-GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lecturer (2018-2019)