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Atilla Aydin

Atilla Aydin, Professor (Research)

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Formation, geometric patterns and fluid flow properties of fractures and faults in a broad range of scales.


Dennis  Bird

Dennis Bird, Professor

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Theoretical geochemistry of reactions among aqueous solutions and minerals in magma-hydrothermal systems; environmental geochemistry of toxic metals in the Mother Lode Gold Mining District, CA


C. Kevin Boyce, Associate Professor

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Paleontology; Evolution of plant physiology & development; Geochemistry of fossil preservation; Evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and environments


Gordon  Brown

Gordon Brown, Dorrell William Kirby Professor; Department Chair; Professor, Department of Photon Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Professor (by courtesy), Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Surface and interface geochemistry; environmental fate of heavy metals; applications of synchrotron radiation in geochemistry and mineralogy


Stephan  Graham

Stephan Graham, Welton Joseph & Maud L'Anphere Crook Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Sedimentary basin analysis; petroleum geology


Marty  Grove

Marty Grove, Professor (Research)

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

I study the evolution of the Earth's crust by undertaking petrologic and
geochemically-based research that is grounded with fieldwork. I
co-direct the Stanford-USGS ion probe laboratory and develop
geochronologic methods to constrain crystallization, metamorphic, and
metasomatic histories of the middle to deep crust.  Similarly, because
heat flow characteristically attends mass transfer during crustal
deformation, I employ 40Ar/39Ar and (U-Th)/He
thermochronology to
extract thermal history information from minerals to constrain the
timing and magnitude of fault slip as well as erosional and tectonic
denudation.  Finally, I am heavily involved in provenance studies to
constrain aspects of crustal deformation and erosion that are only
preserved in the sedimentary record.


George  Hilley

George Hilley, Associate Professor

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Active tectonics, quantitative structural geology and geomorphology; Geographic Information Systems;unsaturated zone gas transport; near-surface hydrologic response and landscape development;active deformation and mountain belt growth in central Asia, central Andes, and along the San Andreas Fault; integrated investigation of earthquake hazards.


Keith Loague, Professor

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Hydrology


Donald  Lowe

Donald Lowe, Max Steineke Professor

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Clastic sedimentology, deep-water sedimentation mechanics and facies; Archean depositional systems and crustal development


Kate Maher

Kate Maher, Assistant Professor

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Isotope geochemistry, environmental geochemistry and kinetics, and reactive transport.