Structural Geology and Tectonics Research
Structural Geology and Tectonics research involves studying the rates, timing, mechanics, and styles of deformation of the Earth’s lithosphere in response to the motion of its tectonic plates. Doing so requires integrating several geoscience disciplines such as field studies and mapping, qualitative and quantitative methods of structural analysis, basin analysis, microscopy, geo- and thermochronology, geodetics, remote sensing, and numerical modeling.
Ongoing Research Projects (faculty)
- Structure and tectonic evolution of the Indo-Burman Ranges accretionary prism, northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Betka)
- Tectonic evolution of the eastern Himalayan Syntaxis (Betka)
- Structural Evolution of the Totschunda-Denali Fault system, Alaska (Betka)
- Quantifying off-fault inelastic strain, Sandia Crest New Mexico (Betka)
- Structural analysis of back-arc basin inversion and mid-crustal thickening, Patagonia, Chile (Betka)