Departmental Research

The UH Department of Geosciences offers a full range of graduate (M.S, MA, Ph.D.) and undergraduate degree programs (B.A. and B.S.) in Geology and Geophysics and available to both full-time and part-time students. We invite you to correspond with individuals in the Department of Geosciences

The Department Conducts Research in Seven Broad Areas of Geology and Geophysics:

  1. earth cross section

    Whole Earth Geophysics, Lunar, and Planetary Geophysics

    Earthquake Seismology, Crustal and Mantle Tomography, Seismic Wave and Ray Theory, Paleomagnetics, Gravity and Magnetics, Plate Tectonics. 

    Dale Bird, Stuart Hall, Margarete Jadamec, Aibing Li, Guoquan Wang, Yingcai Zheng, Hua-Wei Zhou

  2. applied geophysics

    Applied Geophysics

    Reflection Seismology, Seismic Interpretation, Seismic Attribute Analysis, Seismic Processing, Earthquake Seismology, Whole Earth and Cross-Hole Tomography, Borehole Geophysics

    John P. Castagna, Evgeny M. Chesnokov, Gennady Goloshubin, De-Hua Han, Fred Hilterman, Aibing Li, Robert StewartKurt Strack, Leon Thomsen, Arthur Weglein, Robert Wiley, Hua-Wei Zhou

  3. faults

    Structure and Tectonics

    Microstructure, Regional Structural Geology and Tectonics, Global Tectonics, Marine Tectonics, Paleomagnetism, Thermochronology, Earthquake Seismology, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Petroleum Geology

    Kevin Burke, John F. Casey, Peter Copeland, Stuart HallMargarete Jadamec, Shuhab Khan, Paul Mann, Michael MurphyAlexander RobinsonHua-Wei Zhou

  4. statigraph

    Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

    Basin Analysis, Carbonate Petrology and Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Terrigeneous Clastics, Fluvial Systems, Paleomagnetic Stratigraphy, Chronostratigraphy, Petroleum Systems, Paleontology

    Adry Bissada, Henry Chafetz, William Dupre, Ian Evans, Rosalie Maddocks, Paul MannDonald Van Nieuwenhuise, Joel SaylorJulia Wellner

  5. petrology

    Geochemistry & Petrology

    Inorganic Whole Rock Geochemistry, Chemostratigraphy, Mineral Chemistry, Igneous Petrology, Hydrogeochemisty, Petroleum Geochemistry, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, 40Ar/39Ar Thermochronology, Planetary Geochemistry, Mantle Geochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry

    Rasmus Andreasen, Adry Bissada, Alan Brandon, Regina Capuano, John F. Casey, Peter Copeland, Qi FuYongjun Gao, Thomas J. Lapen, James Lawrence, Wendy Nelson, Jinny Sisson, Jonathan Snow, John Stormer

  6. hydrology

    Environmental Geology and Hydrogeology

    Geochemistry of Natural Surface and Subsurface Waters, Hydrogeology, Natural and Human-Induced Hazards, Hurricane Dynamics, Meteorite Impacts, Atmospheric Geophysics, Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems

    Regina Capuano, Henry Chafetz, William Dupre, Shuhab Khan, James Lawrence

  7. air quality

    Atmospheric Science & Air Quality

    Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Global Climate Change, Atmospheric Chemistry, Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring, Radiation Measurements, Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry

    Yunsoo-Choi, Xun Jiang, James Lawrence, Barry Lefer, Peter Percell, Bernhard Rappenglueck, Maxwell Shauck, Robert Talbot