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David D. Pollard

David  D. Pollard
Title:Barney & Estelle Morris Professor
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences
Other Affiliations:Geophysics
Office Location:Mitchell Bldg  315
Research Group:Structural Geology and Geomechanics
Alternative Website:Fundamentals of Structural Geology
Phone:650-723-4679
Fax:650-725-0979
E-mail:dpollard@stanford.edu

Biographical Information

Research

Our research aims to understand how faults and fractures initiate and evolve in Earth's brittle crust, how they affect the flow of molten rock, groundwater, and hydrocarbons, and the crucial role faults and fractures play in earthquake generation, folding of sedimentary strata, and volcanic eruption. My students and I use quantitative field data and the principles of structural geology, combined with computer modeling based on continuum and fracture mechanics, to address fundamental questions about the processes of faulting, fracturing, and folding. Our understanding of the geologic structures created by these processes plays an important role in managing resource recovery and in the mitigation of natural hazards. To enhance the precision of our field data, we use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Airborne Laser Swath Mapping (ALSM).

Teaching

I teach the undergraduate course, Fundamentals of Structural Geology and I am writing a new textbook for undergraduates called A First Course in Structural Geology. For graduate students I teach Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics as well as a course in Rock Fracture Mechanics with applications to solid earth geophysics, structural geology, and tectonics. Each quarter I teach a graduate seminar on the Literature of Structural Geology and recent research developments. Every week I meet with each of my graduate students and postdocs for an hour-long teaching and mentoring session in which we review their progress and I guide them toward future research goals.

Professional Activities

Member, editorial advisory board, Journal of Structural Geology; developer of Poly3D, a boundary element computer program to analyze faults and fractures; co-founder of IGEOSS, a French company developing software for the hydrocarbon industry; author and producer of A Complete Suite, a musical allegory exploring uses of continuum mechanics in structural geology; editor, New Departures in Structural Geology and Tectonics, an NSF-sponsored white paper on research opportunities; co-author of the textbook Fundamentals of Structural Geology, published by Cambridge University Press; fellow of the Geological Society of America and of the American Geophysical Union

Education

  • 1969 | D.I.C. Geology Imperial College, University of London
  • 1969 | Ph.D. Geology Stanford University
  • 1965 | B.A. Geology Pomona College

Professional Experience

  • 2010 | Visiting Scholar, University of Washington
  • 2000 | Visiting Professor, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1998 - Present | Professor by Courtesy, Civil and Env. Eng. Stanford University
  • 1993 - Present | Professor, Geological & Environmental Sciences Stanford University
  • 1991 - 1992 | Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor, Princeton University
  • 1987 - Present | Professor by Courtesy, Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1986 - 1993 | Professor, Applied Earth Sciences and Geology Stanford University
  • 1984 - 1986 | Associate Professor, Geology Stanford University
  • 1983 - 1986 | Associate Professor, Applied Earth Sciences Stanford University
  • 1980 - 1981 | Visiting Scientist, Earth and Planetary Sciences M.I.T
  • 1976 - 1979 | Consulting Associate Professor, Geology Stanford University
  • 1975 - 1976 | Consulting Assistant Professor, Geology Stanford University
  • 1974 - 1983 | Geophysicist and Project Chief, U. S. Geological Survey Menlo Park CA
  • 1970 - 1974 | Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences University of Rochester
  • 1969 - 1970 | Research Associate, Geology Stanford University

Honors & Awards

  • 2007 | Best Paper of the Year Award, Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, Geological Society of America
  • 2007 - Present | Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 1996 - Present | Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • 1996 | Woodford-Eckis Lectureship, Pomona College
  • 1993 - Present | Barney and Estelle Morris Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • 1992 | Senior Hess Fellow, Princeton University
  • 1988 | Centennial Author, Geological Society of America Bulletin
  • 1987 - 1988 | Outstanding Teacher Award, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • 1987 | Applied Research Award, U. S. National Committee on Rock Mechanics
  • 1968 - 1969 | Post-doctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation
  • 1965 - 1968 | Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation
  • 1965 | R.W. Strehle Memorial Award in Geology, Pomona College

University Service

  • 2012 - Present | Graduate Student Coordinator, GES Dept.
  • 2012 - Present | Chair, GES Dept. Succession Committee
  • 2007 - 2008 Member, School Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • 2007 - 2008 | Member, School Search Committee for Computational Geosciences
  • 2007 - 2009 | Alternate Representative, University Senate
  • 2006 - 2009 | Member, Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) Governance Board
  • 2005 - 2006 | Member, Geophysics Search Committee on Computational Seismology/Imaging/Geodynamics
  • 2002 - 2003 | Co-opted Member, Academic Council Committee on Computing (C-ACIS)
  • 2002 - 2004 | Chair, GES Department Search Committee on Surface Processes
  • 2002 - 2003 | Chair, Academic Council Committee on Libraries (C-LIB)
  • 2001 - 2002 | Member, GES Department, Undergraduate Program Committee
  • 2001 - 2004 | Graduate Student Coordinator, GES Department
  • 2000 - 2002 | Member, Academic Council Committee on Libraries (C-LIB)
  • 1999 - 2009 | Member, School of Earth Sciences Computer Committee
  • 1996 - 2000 | Member, Dean of Research, Faculty Advisory Group on Indirect Costs
  • 1994 - 2000 | Representative, GES Dept., GIS Laboratory Coordinating Committee
  • 1992 - 2000 | Member, School of Earth Sciences, Dean's Earth Sciences Council

Professional Activities

  • 2010 | Invited Speaker: University of Washington, Geophysics Seminar, Seattle, WA
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker: University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences Department Seminar, Seattle, WA
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker: U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Seminar Series, Earthquake Rupture Velocity and Shear Stress Drop, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker: DOE-BES Conference, Basic Research Relevant to Geological CO2 Sequestration, Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker: AAPG/SPE/SEG Hedberg Research Conference, The Geologic Occurrence and Hydraulic Significance of Fractures in Reservoirs, Casper, WY
  • 2008 | Co-organizer: Geological Society of America Topical Session, Mathematical Models of Folding: Recent Advances, Applications and Future Directions, Houston, TX
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker: U. C. Santa Cruz, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker: IGEOSS Symposium on Software Development for Industry, Montpellier, France
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker: Stanford University, Department of Energy Resources Engineering
  • 2007 | Session Co-Organizer: Deformation of Sediment and Sedimentary Rock, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Bridging the Gap Between Kinematics and Mechanics, Denver, CO
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, IGEOSS Symposium on Software Development for Industry, Montpellier, France
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, Conference on FEM in Reservoir Studies, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker: University of Texas, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Austin, TX
  • 2006 | Session Organizer: Fracturing and Faulting During Folding of Sedimentary Strata, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, IGEOSS Symposium on Software Development for Industry, Montpellier, France
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Lab, Workshop on Mechanics in Structural Geology, Houston TX
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Reservoir Deformation Research Group, Calgary, Canada.
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Pardee Symposium, Research opportunities, new frontiers, and the questioning of paradigms in sturctural geology and tectonics, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2004 | Invited Speaker: DOE Geosciences Research Program Symposium: Flow and Transport from Pore to Reservoir Scales, Washington, D.C.
  • 2004 | Invited Speaker: DOE Basic Energy Sciences Workshop on Compaction Localization, Washington, D.C.
  • 2003 | Invited Speaker: Princeton University, Dept. of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ
  • 2003 | Invited Speaker: Yale University, Dana Club Colloquium, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, New Haven, CT
  • 2003 | Invited Speaker: University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Geosciences, Amherst, MA 2003 | Invited Speaker: Harvard University, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA
  • 2002 | Invited Speaker: Institut Francais du Petrole, Paris, France
  • 2002 | Invited Speaker: California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  • 2002 | Invited Speaker: Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2002 | Invited Speaker: Petroleum Engineering Department, Stanford University
  • 2002 |Organizer & Chair, NSF Workshop on Structural Geology and Tectonics, Denver, CO
  • 2002 | Invited Speaker: Frontiers of Geophysics, Geophysics Dept., Stanford University
  • 2002 | Invited Speaker: U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2001 | Invited Keynote Speaker, Geological Society of London Conference: Mechanics of Jointing in the Crust, England, July 2001
  • 2001 | Invited Speaker, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, Sept. 2001
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker: Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, April & June 2000
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker: Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, July 2000
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker: Midland Valley Corp., Glasgow, Scotland, August 2000
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker: Shell, Amsterdam, Holland, September 2000
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker: Repsol/YPF/Apex Corp., Denver, October 2000
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Hot Topics Session: Debate on Kinematics vs. Mechanics, Nov. 2000
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker, Chevron Petroleum Corp., San Ramon, Dec., 2000
  • 1999 | Invited Speaker: Anadarko (Houston), August 1999
  • 1999 | Invited Speaker: Norsk Hydro (Bergen, Norway), September 1999
  • 1999 | Invited Speaker: Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, September 1999
  • 1998 | Invited Speaker: Univ. of California, Berkeley, Neville Cook Symposium, Oct. 1998
  • 1997 | Member, Geological Society of America Committee on the Arthur L. Day Medal
  • 1993 - Present | Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Structural Geology

Courses Taught

  • 2013 (Spring) | GES 216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 2013 (Spring) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 7]
  • 2013 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2013 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2013 (Winter) | GES 111/CEE 195 Structural Geology [Enrolled 6]
  • 2013 (Winter) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 6]
  • 2013 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2013 (Winter) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Fall) | GES 215/GEOPHYS 251/CEE 297R Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 14]
  • 2012(Fall) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 6]
  • 2012 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2012 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 292 Directed Reading with Faculty [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2012 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 111/CEE 195 Structural Geology [Enrolled 6]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 5]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GES 215/GEOPHYS 251/ CEE 297R Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 12]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GES 315 Structrual Geology Literature [Enrolled 5]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2011 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2011 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2011 (Spring) | GES 216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 2011 (Winter) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 4]
  • 2011 (Winter) | GES 215B/GEOPHYS 251B Struc Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2011 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2011 (Winter) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Fall) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 3]
  • 2010 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010 (Fall) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Fall) | GES 215A/CEE 297G/GEOPHYS 251A Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 17]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 111B/CEE 195B Structural Geology [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Summer) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 215B /CEE 297H Struc Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 215B/CEE 297H Struc Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 7]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 111B/CEE 195B Structural Geology [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 5]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 215A/CEE 297G Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 9]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GES 111A/CEE 195A Structural Geology [Enrolled 2]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 292 Directed Reading with Faculty [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Summer) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Summer) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 112 Mapping Geol Env [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 215A/CEE 297G Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 111A/CEE 195A Structural Geoloy [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 111B Structural Geology [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 5]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 215B/CEE 297H Struc Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 8]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Winter) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Summer) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 111B Structural Geology [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 112 Mapping Geol Env [Enrolled 5]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 215B Struc Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 299 Field Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 111A Structural Geology [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 215A Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 12]
  • 2007 (Spring) | GES 314 Structural Geol & Geomech [Enrolled 4]
  • 2007 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 111A Structural Geology [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 11]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 11]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 215A/CEE 297G Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 315 Structural Geology Literature [Enrolled 5]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Summer) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Summer) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 112 MAPPING GEOL ENV [Enrolled 5]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 111B STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 215B STRUC GEOLOGY & ROCK MECHANICS [Enrolled 10]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | GES 314 STRUCTURAL GEOL & GEOMECH [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2006 (Summer) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 215A/CEE 297G STRUCT GEOL & ROCK MECHANICS [Enrolled 13]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 111A Structural Geology [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Winter) | CEE 297H Adv Structural Geology [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Winter) | CEE 195 Structural Geology & Rock Mech [Enrolled 3]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 (Winter) | 215B Advanced Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GES399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 7]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GES802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 | GES 111/ CEE 195 Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 2]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GES399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GES802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GES 111 Structural Geology & Rock Mech [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 4]
  • 2005 (Fall) | CEE 297G / GES 215A Struct Geol & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 11]
  • 2005 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2005 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2005 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2004 (Winter) | GES314 Structural Geology & Geomechanics Seminar [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | SCCM802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Winter) | GES399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 (Winter) | GES400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GES 216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 9]
  • 2004 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GES 314 Structural Geology & Geomechanics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Spring) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Summer) | GES 399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 3]
  • 2004 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GES 215 / CEE 297G Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 17]
  • 2004 | SCCM802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GES399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GES802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GES400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 | GES111 Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 | GES215 / CEE297G Advanced Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 12]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GES314 Structural Geology & Geomechanics Seminar [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GES400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GES802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GES399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GES400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GES399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GES802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GES192 Undergraduate Research in GES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Summer) | GES400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Summer) | GES399 Advanced Projects [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 (Summer) | GES802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2002 | GES215 / GEOPHYS 215 / CEE 297G Advanced Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 35]
  • 2002 | GES216 / GEOPHYS 216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 2002 | GES313, 339 Problems in Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics [Enrolled 5]
  • 2002 | GES314, 314P Structural Geology and Geomechanics Seminar [Enrolled 14]
  • 2002 | GES111 / CEE195 Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 24]
  • 2002 | GES413 Research in Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics [Enrolled 11]
  • 2001 | GES413 Research in Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics [Enrolled 8]
  • 2001 | GES112 Mapping the Geologic Environment (w/ Einaudi) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2001 | GES313 Problems in Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics [Enrolled 8]
  • 2001 | GES314B/P Research Seminar: Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Research [Enrolled 7]
  • 2001 | GES190 WIM Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GES215/GP215 Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 12]
  • 2001 | CE195 Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2000 | CE195 Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2000 | GP215 Advanced Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 3]
  • 2000 | GES111 Structural & Engineering Geology [Enrolled 3]
  • 2000 | GES215 Advanced Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 8]
  • 2000 | GES216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 9]
  • 2000 | GES313 Problems in Structural Geology And Geomechanics (w/Aydin) [Enrolled 26]
  • 2000 | GES314 Research Seminar: Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics,and Geomechanics (w/Aydin) [Enrolled 6]
  • 2000 | GES314 Research Seminar: Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics (w/Aydin) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2000 | GES413 Research in Quantitative Structural Geology, Neotectonics, & Geomechanics (w/Aydin) [Enrolled 2]
  • 1999 | CE195 Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 7]
  • 1999 | GES111 Structural & Engineering Geo. [Enrolled I7]
  • 1999 | GES112 Mapping the Geologic Environment (w/ Einaudi) [Enrolled 7]
  • 1999 | GES215 Advanced Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 1999 | GES313 Problems in Quantitative Structural Geology, Act. Tectonics, & Geomechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 1999 | GES190 WIM Project [Enrolled 2]
  • 1999 | GES413 Research in Quantitative Structural Geology, Act. Tectonics, & Geomechanics [Enrolled 14]
  • 1999 | GES314 Research Seminar: Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics [Enrolled 6]
  • 1999 | GES314 Research Seminar: Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics (w/ Aydin) [Enrolled 5]
  • 1998 | GES413 Research in Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics [Enrolled 9]
  • 1998 | GES111 Structural & Engineering Geo. [Enrolled I2]
  • 1998 | GES313 Problems in Quantitative Structures [Enrolled 9]
  • 1998 | GES216 Rock Fracture Mechanics [Enrolled 15]
  • 1998 | GES215 Advanced Structural Geology [Enrolled 15]
  • 1998 | GES112 Mapping the Geologic Environment (w/ Einaudi) [Enrolled 15]
  • 1998 | GES314 Research Seminar: Quantitative Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Geomechanics (w/ Aydin) [Enrolled 7]

Publications

  • 2013 * | Liu, C., Pollard, D.D., and Bin, S., Analytical solutions and numerical tests of elastic and failure behaviors of close-packed lattice for brittle rocks and crystals, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, p. 71-82, doi:10.1029/2012JB009615
  • 2013 * | Meng, C., Maerten, F., and Pollard, D.D., Modeling mixed-mode fracture propagation in isotropic elastic three dimensional solid, International Journal of Fracture, v. 179, p. 45-57, DOI 10.1007/x10704-012-9771-6
  • 2012 * | Ritz, E., Mutlu, O., and Pollard, D.D., Integrating complementarity into the 2D displacement discontinuity boundary element method to model faults and fractures with frictional contact properties, Computers and Geosciences, 45, p. 304 - 312
  • 2012 * | Resor, P.G., Pollard, D.D., Reverse drag revisited: Why footwall deformation may be the key to inferring listric fault geometry, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 41, p. 98-109, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.10.012
  • 2012 * | Lovely, P., Flodin, E., Guzofski, C., Maerten, F., and Pollard, D.D., Pitfalls among the promises of mechanics-based restoration: Addressing implications of unphysical boundary conditions, Journal of Structural Geology, Chamberlain Special Issue,  doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2012.02.020
  • 2012 * | Ngo, D., Huang, Y., Rosakis, A., Griffith, W.A., and Pollard, D.D., Off-fault tensile cracks: a link between geological fault observations, lab experiments and dynamic rupture models, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B01307, doi:10.1029/2011JB008577
  • 2012 * | Ritz, E. and Pollard, D.D., Stick, slip, and opening of wavy frictional faults: a numerical approach in two dimensions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B03405, doi:10.1029/2011JB008624
  • 2012 * | Madden, E.H., and Pollard, D.D., Integration of surface slip and aftershocks to constrain the 3D structure of faults involved in the M7.3 Landers Earthquake, Southern California Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 102, No. 1, pp. 321–342, doi: 10.1785/0120110073
  • 2011 * | Meng, C., Heltsley, W., and Pollard, D.D., Evaluation of the Eshelby solution for the ellipsoidal inclusion and heterogeneity, Computers & Geosciences (2011), doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.07.008
  • 2011 * | Ritz, E., and Pollard, D.D., Closure of circular arc cracks under general loading: effects on stress intensity factors. Internation Journal of Fracture, v. 167, p. 3-14; doi:10.1007/x10704-010-9511-8
  • 2011 * | Kaven, J.O., Maerten, F., and Pollard, D.D., Mechanical analysis of fault slip data: Implications for paleostress analysis. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 33, p. 78-91; doi:10.1016.j.jsg.2010.12.004
  • 2010 * | Hilley, G.E., Mynatt, I., and Pollard, D.D., Structural geometry of Raplee Ridge monocline and thrust fault imaged using inverse boundary element modeling and ALSM Data. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, p. 45-58
  • 2010 * | Lovely, P., Zahasky,C., and Pollard, D.D., Gold geometry at Sheep Mountain anticline, WY, constructed using ALSM data, outcrop scale geologic mapping, and numerical interpolation, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, B12414, doi:10.1029/2010JB007650,2010
  • 2009 * | Griffith, W.A., Di Toro, G., Pennacchioni, G., Pollard, D.D, and Nielsen, S., 2009, Static stress drop associated with brittle slip events on exhumed faults. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 114, B02402, doi: 10.1029/2008JB005879
  • 2009 * | Lovely, P., Pollard, D.D., and Mutlu, O., 2009, Regions of reduced static stress drop near fault tips for large strike slip earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 99, p. 1-15, doi: 10.1785/0120080358
  • 2009 * | Griffith, W.A., Sanz, P.F., and Pollard, D.D., 2009, Influence of outcrop scale fractures on the effective stiffness of fault damage zone rocks, Pure and Applied Geophysics, v. 166, p. 1-33, doi: 10.1007/s00024-009-0519-9
  • 2009 * | Ide, T.S., Pollard, D.D., and Orr Jr, F.M., 2009, Fissure formation and subsurface subsidence in a coalbed fire, International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2009.05.007
  • 2009 * | Griffith, W.A., Rosakis, A., Pollard, D.D., and Ko, C.W., 2009, Dynamic rupture experiments elucidate tensile crack development during propagating earthquake ruptures, Geology, v. 37, p. 795-798; doi: 10.1130/G30064A.1
  • 2009 * | Mynatt, I., Seyum, S., and Pollard, D.D., 2009, Fracture initiation, development and reactivation in folded sedimentary rocks at Raplee Ridge, UT. Journal of Structural Geology , v.31, p. 1100-1113
  • 2008 * | Tamagawa, T., and Pollard, DD., 2008, Fracture permeability created by perturbed stress fields around active faults in a fractured basement reservoir: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 92, p. 1-22
  • 2008 * | Mutlu, O., and Pollard, D.D., 2008, On the patterns of wing cracks along an outcrop scale flaw: a numerical modeling approach using complementarity: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 113, B06403, doi:10.1029/2007JB005284
  • 2008 * | Griffith, W.A., Di Toro, G., Pennacchioni, G., and Pollard, D.D, 2008, Thin pseudotachylytes in faults of the Mt. Abbot Quadrangle, Sierra Nevada: Physical constraints for small seismic slip events. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 30, p. 1086-1094
  • 2008 * | Sanz, P. F., Pollard, D.D., Allwardt, P.F., and Borja, R.I., 2008, Mechanical models of fracture reactivation and slip on bedding surfaces during folding of the asymmetric anticline at Sheep Mountain, Wyoming. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 30, p. 1177-1191
  • 2008 * | Kaven, J.O., Mazzeo, R., and Pollard, D.D., 2008, Constraining surface interpolations using elastic plate bending solutions with applications to geologic folding. Mathematical Geology, doi 10.1007/s11004-008-9201-5
  • 2007 * | Fiore, P.E., Pollard, D.D., Currin, W.R., AND Miner, D.M., 2007, Mechanical and stratigraphic constraints on the evolution of faulting at Elk Hills, CA: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 91, p. 321-341
  • 2007 * | Mynatt, I., Bergbauer, S., and Pollard, D.D., 2007, Using differential geometry to describe 3-D folds, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 29, p. 1256-1266
  • 2007 * | Sanz, P. F., Borja, R., and Pollard, D.D., 2007, Mechanical aspects of thrust faulting driven by far-field comopression and their implications for fold geometry, Acta Geotechnica, v. 2, p. 17 - 31. DOI 10.1007/s11440-007-0025-0
  • 2007 * | Mynatt, I., Hilley, G.E., and Pollard, D.D., 2007, Inferring fault characteristics using fold geometry constrained by Airborne Laser Swath Mapping at Raplee Ridge, UT, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL030584
  • 2007 * | de Joussineau, G., Mutlu, O., Aydin, A., and Pollard, D.D, 2007, Characterization of strike-slip fault-splay relationships in sandstone. Journal of Structural Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2007.08.006
  • 2007 * | Allwardt, P.F., Bellahsen, N., and Pollard, D.D. , 2007, Curvature and fracturing based on global positioning system data collected at Sheep Mountain Anticline, Wyoming: Geosphere, v. 3, p. 408-421: doi: 10.1130/GES00088.1
  • 2006 * | Bellahsen, N., Fiore, P. AND Pollard, D.D., 2006, From spatial variation of fracture patterns to fold kinematics: a geomechanical approach: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 33, p.1-4, L02301, doi: 10.1029/2005GL024189
  • 2006 * | Bellahsen, N., Fiore, P. and Pollard, D.D, 2006, The role of fractures in the structural interpretation of Sheep Mountain anticline, Wyoming. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 28, p. 850 - 867
  • 2006 * | Sternlof, K. R., Karimi-Fard, M., Pollard, D.D., and Durlofsky, L. J., 2006, Flow and transport effects of compaction bands in sandstone at scales relevant to aquifer and reservoir management. Water Resources Research, v. 42, W07425, doi:10.1029/2005WR004664
  • 2006 | Mutlu,O., and Pollard, D.D., 2006, A complementarity approach for modeling fractures, in Yale, D., Holtz, S., Breeds, C., and Ozbay, U., editors: 50 years of Rock Mechanics-Landmarks and Future Challenges, The 41st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Paper No: ARMA/USRMS 06-1058, Golden, CO, June 17-21, 9 Pages.
  • 2005 * | Maerten, F., Resor, P., Pollard, D.D., and Maerten, L., 2005, Inverting for slip on three-dimensional fault surfaces using angular dislocations: Bulletin, Seismological Society of America, v. 95, p. 1654-1665, doi: 10.1785/0120030181
  • 2005 * | Resor, P. G., Pollard, D.D, Wright, T.J., and Beroza, G.C., 2005, Integrating high-precision aftershock locations and geodetic observations to model coseismic deformation associated with the 1995 Kozani-Grevena Earthquake, Greece. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 110, p. 1-14, B09402, doi: 10.1029/2004JB003263
  • 2005 | Pollard, D.D, and Fletcher, R.C., 2005, Fundamentals of Structural Geology. Cambridge University Press, New York, 500p
  • 2005 * | Sternlof, K.R., Rudnicki, J.W., and Pollard, D.D., 2005, Anticrack inclusion model for compaction bands in sandstone. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 110, p. 1-16, B11403, doi: 10.1029/2005JB003764
  • 2004 * | Pollard, D.D., Bergbauer, S. and Mynatt, I., 2004, Using differential geometry to characterize and analyze the morphology of joints: in Cosgrove, J.W. and Engelder, T., (eds.), The initiation, propagation, and arrest of joints and other fractures, Geological Society of London Special Publication No. 231, p. 153-182
  • 2004 * | Bergbauer, S., and Pollard, D.D., 2004, A new conceptual fold-fracture model including prefolding joints, based on field data from the Emigrant Gap anticline, Wyoming, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 116, p. 294-307
  • 2004 * | Eichhubl, P., Taylor, W.L., Pollard, D.D, and Aydin, A., 2004, Paleo-fluid flow and deformation in the Aztec Sandstone at the Valley of Fire, Nevada: Evidence for the coupling of hydrogeologic, diagenetic, and tectonic processes: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 116, p. 1120-1136
  • 2004 * | Sterlof, K., Chapin, J., Pollard, D.D. and Durlofsky, L.J., 2004, Effective permeability in sandstone containing deformation band arrays: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 88, p. 1315-1329
  • 2003 * | Bergbauer, S. AND Pollard, D.D., 2003, How to calculate normal curvature of sampled geological surfaces: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 25, p. 277-289.
  • 2002 * | Maerten, L., Gillespie, P., and Pollard, D. D., Effect of local stress perturbation on secondary fault development. J. Structural Geology, v. 24, p. 145-153
  • 2002 * | Wu, H., and Pollard, Imaging 3D fracture networks around boreholes. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 86, p. 593-604
  • 2001 * | Kattenhorn, S.A. and Pollard, D.D, Integrating 3D Seismic Data, Field Analogs and Mechanical Models in the Analysis of Segmented Normal Faults in the Wytch Farm Oilfield, Southern England: Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geologists Bull., v. 85, p. 1183-1210
  • 2001 * | Crider, J., Schaff, D.P., Pollard, D.D., and, Beroza, G., Considering the third dimension in stress-triggering of aftershocks: 1993 Klamath (Fall) |s (OR) earthquake sequence: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 28, p. 2739-2742
  • 2001 * | Bai, T. and Pollard, D.D., Getting more for less: The unusual efficiency of fluid flow in fractures: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 28, p. 65-68
  • 2001 * | Maerten, L., Pollard, D.D., and Maerten, F., Digital mapping of three-dimensional structures of the Chimney Rock fault system, central Utah. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 23, p. 585-592.
  • 2000 | Cooke, M., Mollema, P., Pollard, D.D., and Aydin, A., Interlayer slip and joint localization in East Kaibab Monocline, Utah: field evidence and results from numerical modeling. In Cosgrove, J.W. and Ameen, M.S. (eds.), Forced Folds and Fractures, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 169, p. 23-49.
  • 2000 | Willemse, E.J.M. and Pollard, D.D., Normal fault growth: evolution of tipline shapes and slip distribution. In Lehner, F.K. and Urai, J.L. (eds.), Aspects of Tectonic Faulting, (Spring) |er-Verlag, Berlin, p. 193-226.
  • 2000 * | Maerten, L., Pollard, D.D., and Karpuz, R., How to constrain 3-D fault continuity and linkage using reflection seismic data: a geomechanical approach: Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geologists Bull., v. 84, p. 1311-1324.
  • 2000 * | Kattenhorn, S.A., Aydin, A., and Pollard, D.D., Joints at high angles to normal fault strike: an explanation using 3D numerical models of fault-perturbed stress fields. J. Structural Geology, v. 22, p. 1-23.
  • 2000 * | Bai, T. and Pollard, D.D, Closely spaced fractures in layered rocks: initiation mechanism and propagation kinematics. J. Structural Geology, v. 22, p. 1409-1425.
  • 2000 * | Taylor, W.L. and Pollard, D.D., Estimation of in-situ permeability of deformation bands in porous sandstone, Valley of Fire, Nevada: Water Resources Research, v. 36, p. 2595-2606.
  • 2000 * | Bai, T. and Pollard, D.D, Fracture spacing in layered rocks: a new explanation based on the stress transition. J. Structural Geology, v. 22, p. 43-57.
  • 2000 * | Bai, T., Pollard, D.D, and Gross, M.R., Mechanical prediction of fracture aperture in layered rocks: J. Geophysical Research, v. 105, p. 707-721.
  • 2000 * | Bai, T. Pollard, D.D, and Gao, H., Spacing of edge fractures in layered materials: International J. Fracture, v. 103, p. 373-395.
  • 2000 * | Bai, T., Pollard, D.D, and Gao, H., Explanation for fracture spacing in layered materials: Nature, v. 403, p. 753-756.
  • 2000 * | Pollard, D.D., Strain and stress: Discussion. J. Structural Geology, v. 22, p. 1359-1367.
  • 1999 * | Kattenhorn, S.A. and Pollard, D.D., Is lithostatic loading important for the slip behavior and evolution of normal faults in the Earth's crust: J. Geophysical Research, v. 104, p. 28,879-28,898.
  • 1999 * | Fletcher, R.C. and Pollard, D.D., Can we understand structural and tectonic processes and their products without appeal to a complete mechanics? J. Structural Geology, v. 21, p. 1071-1088.
  • 1999 * | Bai, T. and Pollard, D.D., Spacing of fractures in a multilayer at fracture saturation: International J. Fracture: Letters in Fracture and Micromechanics, v. 100, p. L23-L28.
  • 1999 * | Taylor, W.L., Pollard, D.D, and Aydin, A., Fluid flow in discrete joint sets: Field observations and numerical simulations: J. Geophysical Research, v. 104, p. 28,983-29,006.
  • 1999 * | Maerten, L., Willemse, E.J.M., Pollard, D.D., and Rawnsley, K., Slip distributions on intersecting normal faults. J. Structural Geology, v. 21, p. 259-271.
  • 1998 * | Matthai, S.K., Aydin, A., Pollard, D.D., and Roberts, S.G., Numerical simulation of departures from radial drawdown in a faulted sandstone reservoir with joints and deformation bands. In Jones, G., Fisher, Q.J., and Knipe, R.J. (eds.) Faulting, Fault Sealing and Fluid Flow in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Geological Society, London, Special Pub. 147, p. 157-191.
  • 1998 * | Dholakia, S.K., Aydin, A., Pollard, D.D., and Zoback, M.D., Development of fault-controlled hydrocarbon migration pathways in the Monterey formation, California, Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geologists Bull., v. 82, p. 1551-1574.
  • 1998 * | Arrowsmith, J.R., Rhodes, D.D. and Pollard, D.D., Morphologic dating of scarps formed by repeated slip events along the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain, California: J. Geophysical Research, v. 103, p. 10,141-10,160.
  • 1998 * | Willemse, E. J. M. and Pollard, D.D., On the orientation and patterns of wing cracks and solution surfaces at the tips of a sliding flaw or fault: J. Geophysical Research., v. 103, p. 2427-2438.
  • 1998 * | Matthai, S.K., Aydin, A., Pollard, D.D., and Roberts, S.G., Simulation of Transient Well-Test Signatures for Geologically Realistic Faults in Sandstone Reservoirs, SPE Journal, March, p. 62-76.
  • 1998 * | Christiansen, P.P., Pollard, D.D., Nucleation, growth and structural development of mylonititc shear zones in granitic rock: reply: J. Structural Geology, v. 20, p. 1801-1803.
  • 1998 * | Crider, J.G. and Pollard, D.D., Fault linkage: Three-dimensional mechanical interaction between echelon normal faults: J. Geophysical Research, v. 103, p. 24,373-24,391.
  • 1998 * | Koenig, E. and Pollard, D.D., Mapping and modeling of radial fracture patterns on Venus: J. Geophysical Research, v. 103, p. 15,183-15,202.
  • 1998 * | Keer, A.D. and Pollard, D.D., Toward more realistic formulations for the analysis of laccoliths: J. Structural Geology, v. 20, p. 1783-1793.

Advisee Degrees

  • 2013 | Elizabeth M. Ritz: Mechanical behavior of non-planar faults: numerical experiments and field observations, Ph.D. (Hess Corporation, Houston, TX, USA)
  • 2012 | Elizabeth H. Madden: Integrating geological and geophysical data to study the mechanics of multifault earthquakes with reference to the 1992 M 7.3 Landers, California earthquake, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Mass., Amherst, USA)
  • 2010 | Peter Lovely: 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, Ph.D. (Chevron, Houston, TX, USA)
  • 2009 | J. Ole Kaven: Geometry and mechanics of 3-dimensional faults: implications for slip, aftershocks, and paleostress, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, USGS, Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • 2008 | Ian Mynatt: Characterization and quantification of folding, fracturing and faulting at Raplee Ridge, UT, Ph.D. (deceased)
  • 2008 | William Ashley Griffith: Field, laboratory, and theoretical investigations of fault rupture dynamics, Ph.D. (Asst. Professor, University of Texas, Arlington, USA)
  • 2006 | Kurt R. Sternlof: Structural Geology, Propagation Mechanics and Hydraulic Effects of Compaction Bands in Sandstone, Ph.D. (Executive Director, MIT Earth System Initiative, Boston, MA, USA)
  • 2006 | Patricia E. Fiore: 2D Characterization and Mechanics of Brittle Deformation in Thrust Fault Related Folds, Ph.D. (Conoco-Phillips, Houston, TX, USA)
  • 2004 | Phillip G. Resor: Deformation Associated with Continental Normal Faults, Ph.D. (Assoc. Professor, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, USA)
  • 2002 | Stephan Bergbauer: The Use of Curvature for the Analyses of Folding and Fracturing with Applications to the Emigrant Gap Anticline, Wyoming, Ph.D. (BP Exploration, Anchorage, AK, USA)
  • 2001 | Wenbing Zhang: A Method and Program for Quantitative Description of Fracture Data and Extrapolation from Scanline or Wellbore Data, M.S. (Daimler-Chrysler Corp., Santa Clara, CA, USA)
  • 2001 | Scott S. Young: Geometry and Mechanics of Normal Fautls with Emphasis on 3D Seismic Data, Conjugate Faults, and the Effects of Sedimentary Layering, Ph.D. (Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Houston TX, USA)
  • 1999 | William Lansing Taylor: Fluid Flow and Chemical Alteration in Fractured Sandstone., Ph.D. (IGEOSS, Houston, TX, USA)
  • 1999 | Taixu Bai: Spacing and Aperture of Opening-Mode Fractures in Layered Materials., Ph.D. (Shell International E&P, Inc., Houston, TX, USA)
  • 1999 | Laurent Maerten: Mechanical Interaction of Intersecting Normal Faults: Theory, Field Examples and Applications., Ph.D. (IGEOSS, Montpellier, France)
  • 1998 | Juliet Crider: Mechanical Interaction among Normal Faults A Numerical, Field, and Seismological Investigation., Ph.D. (Assoc. Professor, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA)
  • 1998 | Simon Kattenhorn: A 3D Mechanical Analysis of Normal Fault Evolution and Joint Development in Perturbed Stress Fields Around Normal Faults. (co-advisor w/ Aydin), Ph.D. (Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA)

Advisee Publications

  • 2008 * | Resor, P. G., 2008, Deformation associated with a continental normal fault system, western Grand Canyon, Arizona. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 120, p. 414-430
  • 2007 * | Bergbauer, S., 2007, Testing the predictive capabilities of curvature analyses, in Jolley, S.J., Barr, D., Walsh, J.J. & Knipe, R.J. (eds.) Structurally Complex Reservoirs. Geological Society of London, Special Pub., vol. 292, pp. 185-202.
  • 2007 * | Holcomb, D., Rudnicki, J.W., Issen, K.A., and Sternlof, K., 2007, Compaction localization in the Earth and the laboratory: state of the research and research directions. Acta Geotechnica, v. 2, p. 1 - 15. DOI 10.1007/s11440-007-0027-y
  • 2006 * | Keehm, Y., Sternlof, K. , and Mukerji, T., 2006, Computational estimation of compaction band permeability in sandstone, Geosciences Journal, v. 10, pp. 499-505
  • 2006 | Maerten, L., P. Gillespie, and J.-M. Daniel, 2006, Three-dimensional geomechanical modeling for constraint of subseismic fault simulation: Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 90, pp. 1337-1358
  • 2006 * | Maerten, L., and F. Maerten, 2006, Chronologic modeling of faulted and fractured reservoirs using geomechanically based restoration: Gechnique and industry applications: Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 90, pp. 1201-1226
  • 2005 * | Rudnicki, J. W., Sternlof, K. R., 2005, Energy release model of compaction band propagation. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 32, p. 1-4, L16303, doi: 10.1029/2005GL023602
  • 2003 * | Bergbauer, S., Mukerji, T., and Hennings, P., Improving curvature analyses of deformed horizons using scale-dependent filtering techniques, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 87, pp. 1255-1272.
  • 2002 * | Bai, T., Maerten, L., Gross, M.R., and Aydin,A., Orthogonal cross joints: do they imply a regional stress rotation: J. Structural Geology, v. 24, p. 77-88
  • 2001 * | Crider, J.G., Oblique slip and the geometry of normal-fault linkage: mechanics and a case study from the Basin and Range in Oregon: J. Structural Geology, v. 23, p. 1997-2009.
  • 2000 * | Maerten, L., 2000, Variation in slip on intersection normal faults: Implication for paleostress inversion: J. Geophysical Research, v. 105, p. 25,553-25,565.

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