MIT EAPS Directory

Bradford Hager

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences

Brad Hager’s research interests include the relationship between space-geodetic observations of surface deformation, earthquakes, and dynamical processes in the Earth’s interior. He has expertise on tectonic earthquakes in regional fault systems, as well as deformation and earthquakes induced by reservoir production. 

Hager earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1978 and then became a professor at Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory. He joined MIT in 1989. He became the Director of the Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL) in June of 2012.


Tal, Y. and Hager, B. H. (2015) An empirical study of the distribution of earthquakes with respect to rock type and depth Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, no. 18, pp. 7406-7413, doi: 10.1002/2015gl064934


Lehmann Medal, American Geophysical Union (2013) | Augustus Love Medal, European Geophysical Union (2011) | Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009) | Woollard Award, Geological Society of America (2001) | Cecil and Ida Green Chair in Earth Sciences, MIT (1989) | Fellow, American Geophysical Union (1986) | James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union (1986) | Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1982-1986)