This is the personal website of Menno Fraters.

I am a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Florida. My research focuesses on the interplay between mantle dynamics and tectonics. I use and am invovled in the development numerical geodynamic modelling software such as the open source community geodynamic model ASPECT and the open source geodynamic initial conditions generator the Geodynamic World Builder.

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: