Folarin Kolawole

Folarin Kolawole is a structural geologist whose research involves the integration of field observation, subsurface geophysical imaging, and geomechanics to investigate research problems related to the evolution of early-stage continental rift zones and fault reactivation in intraplate settings of natural and induced seismicity. He studies continental rift evolution in East Africa, southeast Brazilian rifted margin, and the Rio Grande Rift (U.S.), and investigates intraplate seismicity in central and eastern U.S., southern Africa (Botswana), and western Africa.

Fields of Interest

Continental rifting, fault reactivation, intraplate seismicity, injection induced seismicity, fracture systems, fault zone architecture, strain localization, rift propagation and linkage.