Faculty

Faculty

David William Bapst

David William Bapst

Instructional Assistant Professor

Quantitative Paleobiology, Stochastic Models, Incompleteness of Geological Records, Computational Phylogenetics, Macroevolutionary Theory, Paleozoic Graptolites

Christina L. Belanger

Christina L. Belanger

Assistant Professor

Marine Paleoecology, Paleoenvironments, Climate Change, Foraminifera, Invertebrates

Mukul Bhatia

Mukul Bhatia

Executive Professor and Dan A. Hughes '51 Chair

Director of The Berg-Hughes Center

Frederick Chester

Frederick Chester

Professor and David Bullock Harris Chair in Geology

Tectonophysics, experimental rock deformation

Judith Chester

Judith Chester

Professor

Mollie B. & Richard A. Williford Professor in Petroleum Geology (2019-2023)

Vice Chair of Science Planning Committee, Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) (2014-present)

Art Donovan

Art Donovan

Professor of the Practice

Unconventional Reservoirs

Benchun Duan

Benchun Duan

Professor

Francesco Paolo di Gangi/Heep Endowed Professorship in Theoretical Geophysics

Earthquake source physics, computational seismology, geomechanics

Mark Everett

Mark Everett

Professor and Howard Karren Endowed Professor

Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs

Near-surface Applied Geophysics

Ryan C. Ewing

Ryan C. Ewing

Professor and Robert R. Berg Professor in Geology

Texas A&M Presidential Impact Fellow

John (Rick) Giardino

John (Rick) Giardino

Professor

Alpine geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology, critical zone studies, engineering geology

Ethan Grossman

Ethan Grossman

Professor and Michel T. Halbouty Chair

Co-Director, Stable Isotope Geosciences Facility

Stable isotope geochemistry, clumped isotopes, global change, paleoclimates, hydrogeochemistry

Hiroko Kitajima

Hiroko Kitajima

Associate Professor

Experimental rock and soil mechanics

Peter Knappett

Peter Knappett

Associate Professor

Hydrogeology

Geogenic contaminants, aquifer, groundwater-surface water, arsenic, fluoride, fecal bacteria, viruses, environmental health, Bangladesh, Mexico, geothermal, urban aquifers

Andreas Kronenberg

Andreas Kronenberg

Professor and Michael T. Halbouty Chair in Geology

Assoc. Director, Center for Tectonophysics

Tectonophysics, Structural Geology, Rock Mechanics, Mineral Physics

William (Will) Lamb

William (Will) Lamb

Professor

Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, Deep-Seated Fluids

Juan Carlos Laya

Juan Carlos Laya

Assistant Professor

CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY, DIAGENESIS, DOLOMITIZATION MODELS

Franco Marcantonio

Franco Marcantonio

Professor and Jane and Ken R. Williams ’45 Chair in Ocean Drilling Science, Technology and Education

Radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geochemical proxies of climate change, environmental geochemistry

Julie Newman

Julie Newman

Professor

Department Head

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Nicholas Perez

Nicholas Perez

Assistant Professor

Tectonics, basin dynamics, fold-thrust belts, continental rifts

Michael C. Pope

Michael C. Pope

Professor

sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, carbonate, siliciclastic, unconventional resources

Bobby Reece

Bobby Reece

Associate Professor

Marine Geophysics

marine geophysics, marine sedimentary systems, oceanic crust, tectonic boundaries, marine hazards

Julia Reece

Julia Reece

Assistant Professor

Sedimentology, Sediment Mechanics

Eric Riggs

Eric Riggs

Professor

Teaching, learning and cognition in the geosciences

David Sparks

David Sparks

Professor

Associate Department Head

Numerical Modeling, Geodynamics, Grannular Materials, Differentiation

Yuefeng Sun

Yuefeng Sun

Professor

Quantitative Petroleum Geology, Rock Physics, Reservoir Geophysics

Michael Tice

Michael Tice

Associate Research Scientist

Geobiology and sedimentary geology

Thomas E. Yancey

Thomas E. Yancey

Professor

Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Molluscan fossils, Late Paleozoic, Cenozoic

Alan Yu

Alan Yu

Professor of the Practice

Basin Modeling, Conventional and Unconventional Petroleum Systems, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Pore Pressure Prediction

Hongbin Zhan

Hongbin Zhan

Professor

Dudley J. Hughes Chair in Geology and Geophysics

Groundwater hydrology, flow and transport in geological formations

 

Joint Appointed Faculty

Thomas A. Blasingame

Thomas A. Blasingame

Professor

Holder of the Whiting Professorship

Unconventional Reservoirs, Production Data Analysis, Pressure Transient Data Analysis, Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Technical Mathematics

Debbie Thomas

Debbie Thomas

Professor

Dean, College of Geosciences

Geological Oceanography: Paleoceanography; Sediment Geochemistry; Greenhouse Climates