This is the personal website of Menno Fraters.

I am a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Florida. My research focuses on the interplay between mantle dynamics and tectonics. I use and am involved in the development of numerical geodynamic modelling software such as the open source community geodynamic model ASPECT and the open source planetary structure creator the Geodynamic World Builder.

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I keep track of some recent activities through my Mastodon account:

The movie below shows the Crystal Preferred Orientation (CPO) in a subduction zone (Fraters and Billen, 2021):

The movie below shows an exampe of one of the Cascadia model setups I am working on: