Faculty

Michael P. Lamb

Michael P. Lamb

Professor of Geology

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of Minnesota, 2001; M.S., University of Washington, 2004; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2009-14; Professor, 2014-.


Research Overview

Professor Lamb's research focuses on the sedimentary and geomorphic processes that shape the surfaces of Earth, Mars and Titan. Current topics include waterfall erosion, sediment transport in steep mountain streams, river terrace formation, river mouth dynamics, and hyperpycnal flows.

List of Research Areas

waterfall erosion, sediment transport in steep mountain streams, river terrace formation, river mouth dynamics, hyperpycnal flows