Large-scale surface geological features, such as high mountain chains and deep rifted valleys, are ultimately controlled by dynamic processes occurring in the Earth’s lithosphere and asthenosphere. Our research in this area uses an array of geophysical, geochemical, and petrographic techniques to delineate past and present tectonic processes and quantify the strength and direction of plastic flow in the asthenosphere.
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Associate Professor, Geology-Geophysics & Petroleum Engineering
Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Structural geology - folding and faulting; igneous petrology - granite petrogenesis and textural development; tectonics - extensional regimes; and significance of sub-horizontal topographic surfaces.
Assistant Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Geochemistry, petrology, planetary evolution and analytical chemistry. Investigating the fundamental processes that underlie the formation of metal deposits in Earth's interior and on Mars.
Assistant Professor, Geological Engineering