First Baptist Church Hamilton member Mike Brudzinski has been presented with a Distinguished Scholar Award for 2019 as a faculty member at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for excellence in research and activity in seismology.
Mike was nominated for his work along the Pacific Northwest and along the Pacific coast of Mexico — research that provides insight into the physical process controlling the occurrence of slow-slip and seismic tremor in relation to the "mega-thrust" of earthquakes that cause life-threatening incidents such as tsunamis.
"His research on this topic has resulted in the development of meaningful governmental regulations related to induced seismicity in Ohio and in other states that have undoubtedly decreased the number and magnitude of induced earthquakes," the University said a nominator stated about Mike.
Mike is a professor in the geology department at the college. He has a B.S. in physics and marine geophysics and a Ph.D. in geophysics.
Mike attends FBCH with his wife, Erica, and two daughters, Anna and Lauren.
Read Miami University's full announcement here.