EOS Research Spotlight

Ross et al. (2022) was recently featured as an EOS Research Spotlight in a post by Sarah Derouin, “How Land Deformation Occurs When Fault Sections… Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Birren!

Dr. Tom Birren successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Experimental analysis of semi-brittle deformation: Implications for deformation dynamics.” Tom has been at Iowa State since 2016,… Read More

Emily receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Lab member Emily Ross was awarded a 2020 AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award for her talk titled “Off-Fault Deformation Due to Changes in Slip Dynamics… Read More

Congrats Kyle!

Kyle Bogatz recently defended his Master’s Thesis titled, “Deformation of brittle clasts within a viscous matrix: field and experimental observations.” Kyle leaves us after many… Read More

New paper in press!

The Structure Lab has a new paper in press titled The effect of a liquid phase on force distribution during deformation in a granular system. Read More

Congratulations Claire!

The Structure Lab congratulates Claire Ruggles for successfully defending her Masters Thesis titled, A multiple-pulse emplacement model for the Shonkin Sag laccolith, MT. Claire will… Read More

Structures, Caves, and Coasts Field Trip | Portugal 2021

Now accepting applications for the Geol 406/506 course to Portugal! The field trip will depart Des Moines on Jan. 1st, 2021… Read More

Congratulations Chris!

The Structure Lab would like to congratulate Chris Ladd for successfully defending his Masters Thesis titled “An experimental analysis of force distribution in a two-phase… Read More

Open Post Doc position in geodynamic modeling

Please find more information and a link to the application page here: Application link This is a full-time research position with… Read More

Ring shear device up and running!

Nearly 2 years after its conception, the Structure Lab’s ring shear device is up and running. The soothing green glow is from a laser sheet… Read More