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June, 2013
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hazards (NIOSH) Grant, Award # CDC 7R03OH010112-02, Incorporating topographic stress perturbations and geological structures into stability forecasting in underground mines. (PI: Griffith), just started at UT-Arlington. Also, Patrick Newman successfully defended his MS Thesis at the University of Akron. He is off to pursue his PhD at Purdue this fall. Congratulations Patrick!
  • April, 2013
  • Jim Becker successfully defended his MS Thesis at the University of Akron. Congratulations, Jim!
  • February, 2013
  • Two new grants in the Structural Geology and Geomechanics Group just started: National Science Foundation EAR #1215669, Collaborative Research: Developing a Link between Dynamic Friction and Fracture Mechanics Models of Earthquake Rupture using a New Dynamic Double-direct Shear Apparatus (Griffith, PI), and Petroleum Research Fund Grant, Award # 52300-UN18, A Field-Based Geomechanical Study of the Formation, Deformation, and Internal Structure of Reservoir-Scale Sandstone Dikes, Sheep Mountain Anticline, WY. (Griffith, PI).
  • January, 2013
  • I have just started a new position in Earth and Environmental Sciences at UT-Arlington! I am on the lookout for qualified graduate students interested in quantitative structural geology and rock mechanics.