Jeffrey Freymueller


Geophysical Institute


University of Alaska Fairbanks

jfreymueller [at]


903 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
United States

Brief Biography

Jeff Freymueller is a Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the Geophysical Institute within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is interested in all of the ways that the surface of the Earth moves, deforms, and changes.

For his research, Jeff uses ultra-precise surveying techniques to measure motion of points on the Earth's surface. He then uses these motions to study active faulting and earthquakes, volcanoes and eruptions, along with the response of the Earth to the changing mass of glaciers and ice fields. Jeff maintains active research projects in Alaska and China, and has previously worked in California and South America.

Jeff has made presentations to general audiences at the Murie Science and Learning Center of Denali National Park regarding the Denali fault and the 2002 Denali Fault earthquake.

Jeff is interested in addressing all types of audiences, and is available at all times of the year, although summertime might be a little busy. Representative lectures titles include:

Regional Variations in Sea Level Change in Alaska

Weighing the Mass of Ice and Snow in Alaska

Earthquakes in Alaska, Their Causes and Long-Term Effects

*"This program is an excellent opportunity to help bring science and scientific research results to the general public. Building interest in, understanding of, and support for science and the scientific method is important, given the many areas in which science needs to inform decisions about public policy or decisions that matter for people's lives." *

Science Specialties

geodesy, geodynamics, geophysics

Current Research

Measurement of ongoing crustal movements and active faults in Alaska and vicinity.