Institute for Geophysics
Research Unit Profile
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) is known internationally as a leading academic research group in geology and geophysics. Founded in 1972, it is an Organized Research Unit within The University of Texas at Austin, operating under the auspices of the flagship Jackson School of Geosciences in Austin. UTIG works with the UT Department of Geological Sciences and Bureau of Economic Geology to provide basic and applied geophysical research opportunities for graduate students at the MA and PhD level through its worldwide programs in solid earth geophysics, marine geology/geophysics, and multi-channel reflection seismology. Some of our scientists also participate in the UT Environmental Science Institute. UTIG research activities are carried out all over the world and include large-scale, multi-investigator, multi-institutional field programs. The importance of geophysical measurements and their mathematical interpretation in the exploration for petroleum and economically useful minerals has also led to valuable partnerships between UTIG and industry. UTIG plays a role in K-12 education through formal teacher-training programs and informal outreach efforts.
Web Site: http://www.ig.utexas.edu/
Research Unit Affiliated Faculty
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|Cook, Kerry||Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences||Climate dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, global climate change, paleoclimate, climate and weather of Africa and South America, climate system modeling|
|Dalziel, Ian||Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences; Institute for Geophysics; Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies||Tectonic history of the earth before the amalgamation of Pangea; global tectonic processes; recently working to unravel the complicated tectonic history of Scotland, his homeland|
|Ghattas, Omar||Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences; Institute for Geophysics; Mechanical Engineering||Dr. Ghattas' interests are in forward and inverse modeling, and optimal design and control, of complex systems in the geological, mechanical, and biomedical engineering sciences, with particular …|
|Grand, Stephen||Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences; Institute for Geophysics||General geophysics; seismically imaging the mantle of the earth; developing a three-dimensional image of shear velocity throughout the mantle of the earth; determining the dynamics of flow in the …|
|Horton, Brian||Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences; Institute for Geophysics||Dr. Horton’s research focuses on sedimentary processes in modern and ancient basins. The overarching theme is to understand the stratigraphic signatures of tectonic and climatic processes using …|
|McIntosh, Kirk||Institute for Geophysics||Research interests include: the structure and development of continental margins along convergent and transpressive plate boundaries; investigating the structures and processes ranging from crustal …|
|Quinn, Terrence||Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences; Institute for Geophysics||Dr. Quinn is the Director of the Institute for Geophysics. His field of study includes paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, sedimentary geology and geochemistry. His current research programs & …|
|Sen, Mrinal||Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences; Institute for Geophysics||Seismic wave propagation including anisotropy, geophysical inverse problems, earthquakes and earth structure, applied seismology, petroleum exploration including 4D seismology, computational and …|