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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 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, Prof. Zoback directs the Stress and Crustal Mechanics Group, and Prof. Vanorio directs the Stanford Rock Physics laboratory 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.


Aug 26, 2014

Chisato Konishi finished his MS

We are pleased to announce that Chisato Konishi has successfully completed his studies in August 2014.


Jul 30, 2014

Nishank passed his Ph.D. defense

Nishank defended his Ph.D. thesis "The Impact of Grain-Scale Elastic and Viscoelastic Changes on Seismic Wave Propagation" on July 30th, 2014. Congratulations!

Jun 03, 2014

2014 Eni Award: Tapan, Gary, Jack, and Dario

2014 Eni New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons - Upstream Prize has been awarded to:

Tapan Mukerji, Gary Mavko, Jack Dvorkin, Dario Grana for "Pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization"