Center for Tectonophysics

Center for Tectonophysics

Provide research support, training, and mentoring of graduate students and post-doctoral scientists pursuing advanced studies in the area of tectonophysics.

The Center for Tectonophysics undertakes interdisciplinary research of natural and human-induced rock deformation processes and the broad range of structures formed in the Earth. It focuses on earthquake hazards, energy and water resources, tectonics, and engineering activities. The Center houses research laboratories, including the John W. Handin Laboratory for Experimental Rock Deformation, to facilitate experimental and observational studies of deformation and transport behavior of rock and fluids at physical and chemical states in the Earth.

College of Geosciences
Phone: 979.845.3296