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Teaching and Research within the SRB Project are aimed at understanding the physical properties of Earth materials, and how those properties evolve under in situ conditions of stress, pore fluid pressure, and temperature. The overall program is directed by Profs. Gary Mavko and Mark Zoback. Professor Mavko directs the Rock Physics Group with SRB, while Prof. Zoback directs the Stress and Crustal Mechanics Group.

The SRB was founded in 1977 by Prof. Amos Nur. Our research is funded by an affiliate's group of energy companies, the US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, GCEP, and the USGS.


Jul 19, 2013

Dario passed his Ph.D. defense

Dario defended his Ph.D. thesis "Bayesian inversion methods for seismic reservoir characterization and time-lapse studies" on July 16th.  Congratulations!

Jul 02, 2013

Danica passed her Ph.D. defense

Congratulations! Danica defended her Ph.D. thesis "Chemical interactions between silicates and their pore fluids: How they affect rock physics properties from atomic to reservoir scales" on June 17th.

Mar 19, 2013

Nishank and Piyapa: the top 30 best papers at the SEG Annual meeting

Nishank and Piyapa’s papers were selected as the top 30 best papers presented at the 2012 SEG Annual meeting. Here is the list of the papers. The Leading Edge (March 2013)