Harold Tobin is the director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and a professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. His research involves interdisciplinary and integrative studies of subduction zone processes, with a focus on fault mechanics and seismic structure. Among other research activities and projects, he has lead the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program NanTroSEIZE project — the largest sustained scientific drilling project — for 15 years. Prior to starting at UW, Tobin was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Geoscience specializing in fault mechanics, marine geophysics and rock physics. Tobin was recently awarded the Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Service from the American Geophysical Union.