Brendan Meade is an associate professor of earth and planetary science at Harvard University. His area of research focuses on plate boundary zones. His group research works to understand what contemporary fault system activity tells us about earthquake cycle processes, seismic hazard, lithospheric rheology, and the tectonic development of continents. These efforts are focused on using GPS data to generate an image present-day fault system activity, understand the migration of plate boundary zone activity, and model the mechanics and evolution of orogenic belts.
Meade received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1998 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 2004. Meade is a Big Think Delphi Fellow.