Wey Yi Foo

Room Number: RM212
weyyi.foo@rice.edu
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Education

BSc. Earth Science (2013), University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities

Awards & Honors

John W. Mecom Fellowship

Keywords

Structural geology; Geomechanics; Offshore Margins; Forearc evolution; Seismotectonics; Marine geology & geophysics

Research

Seamounts are one of the most ubiquitous landforms on Earth, and they can tower over 4000m above the surrounding seafloor. Due to their size and numerous populations, subducting seamounts must play an important role in the structural development of forearcs across the world. These alterations to forearc structure can bring about changes to its seismic behavior.

My research focuses on how differing forearc mechanical properties, and seamount geometries can control the amount of deformation levied by seamounts. I seek to relate what I learn to the Middle American trench offshore Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, where the subducting crust is rough with seamounts; including the prominent Cocos Ridge, Quepos Plateau, and Fischer Seamount.