Faults and Fluid Flow – People

Andy Campbell

  • Ph.D., Geology, Harvard University
  • Professor of Geology, New Mexico Tech
  • Mineralization of fault zones
  • campbell at nmt.edu

David F. Boutt

  • Ph.D., Hydrology, New Mexico Tech
  • Associate Professor of Hydrology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Coupling between fluid flow and deformation in geologic materials
  • Linkages between micromechanical properties of porous and fractured media and macro-scale properties
  • dboutt at geo.umass.edu

Laurel B. Goodwin

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of California at Berkeley.
  • Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Research interests: Petrology of tectonites, deformation mechanisms, fault and shear zone geology.
  • laurel at geology.wisc.edu

Peter S. Mozley

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Professor of Geology, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech.
  • Research interests: Sedimetology and sedimentary petrology, diagenesis and cementation of fault zones and other deformation features
  • mozley at nmt dot edu

Mark Person

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Professor of Hydrology, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech.
  • Research interests: Fault hydrology
  • mperson at nmt dot edu

Harold J. Tobin

  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz.
  • Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Research interests: Physical properties and seismic imaging of faults, subduction zone fault dynamics.
  • htobin at wisc dot edu

John L. Wilson

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Hydrodynamics), M.I.T.
  • Professor of Hydrology, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech.
  • Senior Research Hydrologist, Geophysical Research Center, New Mexico Tech.
  • Research interests: Numerical modeling, stochastic hydrology.
  • jwilson at nmt dot edu

 

Former Graduate Students

David F. Boutt

  • B.S., Environmental Geosciences – Lyman Briggs School of Science, Michigan State University, 1997
  • M.S., Geology, Michigan State University, 1999, Thesis:  INTERPRETING THE IMPACTS OF LAND USE ON WATER QUALITY USING GROUNDWATER FLOW AND TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS IN THE GRAND TRAVERSE BAY WATERSHED
  • Ph.D., Hydrology, New Mexico Tech, 2004.  Thesis Topic:  Using a combination of numerical modeling (discrete elements and lattice-Boltzmann) and laboratory tests to examine the role of fluids and fluid movement in the control of fracture growth in sedimentary basins
  • Recipient of a 2002 Horton Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union for dissertation research on the role of fluids in the Earth’s crust.

Scott Cooper

  • B.S., South Dakota School of Mines
  • M.S. Studies in progress, Geology, New Mexico Tech. Thesis topic: Structural and lithologic controls on fracture patterns in Teapot Dome, an active oil field in Wyoming. His work will form a foundation for a 3-D permeability model that can be used by reservoir engineers to optimize development of this and similar Laramide-age anticlines.

Glen Gettemy

  • B.S., Geology, Portland State University
  • M.S., Geophysics, 2001, New Mexico Tech. Thesis: Elastic properties of unconsolidated marine and terrestrial sediments.
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, 2005, New Mexico Tech.  Thesis Topic:

Huade Guan

  • B.S. Geochemistry, Peking University, China, 1990
  • M.S. Geology, University of Texas at El Paso, 2001, Thesis: Virus Transport in a Saturated Porous Medium with Special Emphasis on the Effect of Permeable Barriers
  • Ph.D., Hydrology, New Mexico Tech, 2005. Thesis topic: Water Partitioning on Semiarid Hillslopes

Matt Herrin

  • B.S., Geology, University of Oklahoma
  • M.S., Geology, New Mexico Tech, 2001, Thesis:  CHARACTERISTICS OF DEFORMATION BANDS IN POORLY LITHIFIED SAND:  RIO GRANDE RIFT, NEW MEXICO
  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, New Mexico Tech, in progress.  Thesis topic:  Numerical modeling of stress-sensitive, fractured, tight gas reservoirs.

Mic Heynekamp

  • B.S., Geology, New Mexico Tech.
  • M.S., Geology, New Mexico Tech. Thesis title: Controls on fault-zone architecture and fluid flow in poorly consolidated sediments: the Sand Hill fault, central New Mexico.

Tony Lupo

  • B.S., Geology, Grand Valley State University
  • M.S., Geophysics, New Mexico Tech, 2000. Thesis topic: Seismic impedence structure of normal and artificial fault gouge.

Geoff Rawling

  • B.S., Geoscience, Penn State
  • M.S., Geoscience, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • Ph.D., Geology, New Mexico Tech, 2001. Structural geology and hydrogeologic characterization of poorly lithified sediments
  • grawling at nmt dot edu

John Sigda

  • A.B., Environmental Engineering, Harvard College.
  • M.S., Hydrology, New Mexico Tech. (Thesis title: Effects of small-displacement faults on the permeability distribution of poorly consolidated Santa Fe Group sands, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico.)
  • Ph.D., Hydrology, New Mexico Tech, 2004.
  • Research interests: Interrelationships between geologic processes, especially faulting and post-slip diagenesis, and unsaturated and saturated hydraulic properties in poorly consolidated sediments. Combining geologic information and stochastic hydrology modeling approach to help reduce the cost and uncertainty in water resources management decisions.
  • Recipient of a 1998 Horton Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union for dissertation research on flow under unsaturated conditions through faults in poorly consolidated sands

Jennifer Smith

  • B.S., Geology, Juniata College, 2001
  • M.S., Hydrology, New Mexico Tech, 2004. Thesis Topic:  Investigating the mechanical role of high fluid pressures in the Duchesne Fault Zone, Uinta Basin, northeastern Utah

Jennifer Wilson

  • B.S., Geology, 1996, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • M.S., Geology, 1998, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Thesis: Microfracture Fabric of the Punchbowl Fault Zone, San Andreas System, California
  • Ph.D., Geology, New Mexico Tech, 2004, Socorro, NM, Dissertation: Deformation of Non-Welded Ignimbrites and Impacts on Fluid Flow on the Pajarito Plateau, Los Alamos, NM