UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Sanja Knezevic Antonijevic

sknezevi at live.unc.edu
Office: Mitchell Hall 309

Ph.D. (2012-present)
          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
          Doctoral Candidate in Geophysics

M.Sc. (2012)Cum Laude     
         North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
         Master of Science in Earth Sciences

M.A.  (2009)
         University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
         Master of Art in Management

B.A.   (2006)
         University of Belgrade, Serbia
         Major: Philology

I am a PhD candidate working with Dr. Lara Wagner and Dr. Jonathan Lees.

I am interested in global tectonics and links between deep and surface processes. 

Currently, I am working on shear wave imaging of the subduction zone in southern Peru using both earthquake-generated and ambient noise Rayleigh waves. Here, the subducting Nazca plate starts to subduct steeply, but bends at ~90 km depth and remains flat for several hundred kilometers. Focusing on the Peruvian flat slab, I am trying to understand how flat slabs form, what controls their inboard and along-strike extent, and how this change in slab geometry relates to geologic features at the surface (inboard migration of arc volcanism, volcanism cessation, crustal deformation removed far from the subducting margin). 


Knezevic Antonijevic, S., Wagner, L.S., Beck, S.L., Long, M., D., Zandt, G. The Flat Slab Subduction in Southern Peru and its Effect on Mantle Flow Field: Insights from the Shear Wave Velocity Structure and Rayleigh Wave Anisotropy. In prep.

Knezevic Antonijevic, S., Wagner, L.S., Beck, S.L., Long, M., D., Zandt, G., Tavera, H., Cristobal, C. The Role of Slab Buoyancy in the Formation of Flat Slabs (2014) in review, journal “Nature Letters”.

Knezevic Antonijevic, S. , Arroucau, P., & Vlahovic, G. (2013). Seismotectonic Model of the Kraljevo 3 November 2010 Mw 5.4 Earthquake Sequence. Seismological Research Letters, 84(4), 600-610.

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