|Dept:||Geological And Atmospheric Sciences|
|Office:||253 Science |
2237 Osborn Dr
I am a structural geologist interested in the interaction and coexistence of brittle and ductile deformation and the resulting patterns in rocks. To investigate the impact of complex rheologies on the formation of such structures, I am using a combination of physical modeling, numerical modeling, and field work. In the structure lab at ISU, I use a wide variety of analog materials ranging from silicone and sand to polymers to simulate the behavior of rock in different deformation regimes. I combine the lab results with field observations and numerical models to investigate the physical processes leading to stunning and complex deformation patterns in nature.