Vito Rubino has recently moved as a faculty member to École Centrale de Nantes, France. He was formerly a Research Scientist at the California Institute of Technology in the Department of Aerospace (GALCIT). Being a solid mechanician by training, he works at the interface between solid mechanics and Earth science disciplines, using experimental and computational mechanics to study dynamic fracture of frictional interfaces and faults. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering (2008) from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2003) from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.