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Graduate Students

2017

Meredith Townsend, PhD

University of Oregon

Dissertation: Host-rock deformation around magmatic dikes: integrating field observations and mechanical models

2015

Solomon Seyum, PhD

Colorado College

Dissertation: Deformation at Raplee Ridge, Utah, Inferred from Joints, Veins, and Pressure Solution Seams

Josie Nevitt, PhD

USGS

Dissertation: Fault-related deformation within the brittle-ductile transition: field observations, microstructural analysis and mechanical modeling

2013

Elizabeth Macklin Ritz, PhD

Hess, Houston, TX

Dissertation: Mechanical behavior of non-planar faults: numerical experiments and field observations

2012

Elizabeth Hale Madden, PhD

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Dissertation: Integrating geological and geophysical data to study the mechanics of multifault earthquakes with reference to the 1992 M 7.3 Landers, California earthquake

2011

Peter James Lovely, PhD

Chevron, Houston, TX

Dissertation: Fault-related deformation over geologic time: integrating field observations, high resolution geospatial data and numerical modeling to investigate 3D geometry and non-linear material behavior

2009

J. Ole Kaven, PhD

USGS, Menlo Park, CA

Dissertation: Geometry and mechanics of three-dimensional faults: implications for slip, aftershocks, and paleostress

2008

William Ashley Griffith, PhD

University of Texas, Arlington, TX

Dissertation: Field, laboratory, and theoretical investigations of fault rupture dynamics

 

Ian Weston Mynatt, PhD (Deceased)

Dissertation: Geometric, kinematic and mechanical analyses of faulting, folding and fracturing at Raplee Ridge, UT

 

Pablo F. Sanz Rehermann, PhD

Exxon, Houston, TX

Dissertation: Modeling rock folding with large deformation frictional contact mechanics

2006

Patricia E. Fiore, PhD

ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX

Dissertation: 3D characterization and mechanics of brittle deformation in thrust fault related folds

 

Kurt Richard Sternlof, PhD

MIT, Boston, MA

Dissertation: Structural geology, propagation mechanics and hydraulic effects of compaction bands in sandstone

2003

Philip G. Resor, PhD

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Dissertation: Deformation associated with continental normal faults (pdf)

2002

Stephan Bergbauer, PhD

BP Exploration, Aberdeen, UK

Dissertation: The use of curvature for the analyses of folding and fracturing with application to the Emigrant Gap Anticline, Wyoming

2001

Scott Sandrus Young, PhD

StatoilHydro, Norway

Dissertation: Geometry and mechanics of normal faults with emphasis on 3D seismic data, conjugate faults, and the effects of sedimentary layering

 

Wenbing Zhang, MS

Daimler-Chrysler Corp., Santa Clara, CA

Dissertation: A method and program for quantitative description of fracture data and fracture data extrapolation from scanline or wellbore data

1999

Taixu Bai, PhD

Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc., Houston, TX

Dissertation: Spacing and aperture of opening-mode fractures in layered materials

 

Laurent Maerten, PhD

Igeoss, Montpellier, France

Dissertation: Mechanical interaction of intersecting normal faults: theory, field examples and applications

 

William Lansing Taylor, PhD

____________________, Houston, TX

Dissertation: Fluid flow and chemical alteration in fractured sandstone

 

1998

Juliet Crider, PhD

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 Dissertation: Mechanical interaction among normal faults: a numerical, field and seismological investigation

 

Simon Kattenhorn, PhD

ConocoPhillips

Dissertation: A 3D mechanical analysis of normal fault evolution and joint development in perturbed stress fields around normal faults

1996

Michele Lynn Cooke, PhD

University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA

Dissertation: Frictional slip and fractures associated with faults and folds

 

Emanuel J. M. Willemse, PhD

Shell International Exploration and Production, _________

Dissertation: 3D mechanics and evolution of discontinuous faults

1995

J. Ramón Arrowsmith, PhD

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Dissertation: Coupled tectonic deformation and geomorphic degradation along the San Andreas fault system [1995]

 

Peter Putnam Christiansen, PhD

San Mateo, CA

Dissertation: Faulting and hydrothermal processes in a granitic batholith

 

Joshua Roering, MS

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Dissertation: Near-surface and secondary deformation associated with blind thrust faults

1994

Marco Antonellini, PhD

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Dissertation: Structural and fluid flow properties of faults in porous sandstones

 

Pauline N. Mollema, MS

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Dissertation: The influence of structural position and lithology on the fracture distribution in the East Kaibab monocline, SE Utah: implications for fluid flow properties

 

Haiqing Wu, PhD

Chevron Corporation, ______, China

Dissertation: A model study of fracture generation in layered brittle rocks with applications to predicting subsurface fracture networks

1993

Roland Bürgmann, PhD

University of California, Berkeley, CA

Dissertation: Deformation associated with discontinuities along strike-slip faults

 

Carl Edward Renshaw, PhD

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dissertation: Modeling fluid migration through physically-based fracture networks

 

Andrew Lyle Thomas, MS

Seattle, Washington

Dissertation:  Poly3D : a three-dimensional, polygonal element, displacement discontinuity boundary element computer program with applications to fractures, faults, and cavities in the Earth's crust

1992

Sarah Dawn Saltzer, PhD

Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA

Dissertation: Numerical modeling of crustal scale faulting using the distinct and boundary element methods

1991

Peter Wallmann, PhD (deceased)

Dissertation: Structure and subsurface vent geometry of the Novarupta basin, Valley of the Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park, Alaska

 

Scott Zeller, MS

___________

Dissertation: A numerical model for examining the evolution of fracture distributions in layered rock, with a note on boundary conditions

1990

Jon Edward Olson, PhD

University of Texas, Austin, TX

Dissertation: Fracture mechanics analysis of joints and veins

1988

Larry Garver Mastin, PhD

U.S.G.S., Cascade Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, WA

Dissertation: Stress, surface deformation, and phreatic eruptions above a shallow dike, Inyo Craters, Long Valley Caldera, California

 

Allan M. Rubin, PhD

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Dissertation: Dike propagation and crustal deformation in volcanic rift zones

1987

Stephen Joseph Martel, PhD

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 

Dissertation: Development of strike-slip fault zones in granitic rock, Mount Abbot quadrangle, Sierra Nevada, California