Dr. Mohrig's research group focuses on the application of sedimentary deposits and transport processes to unraveling the evolutions of terrestrial and submarine landscapes. They study the behavior of topography generated at the interface between a granular material and a moving fluid from very short to very long time and space scales, with particular emphasis on processes controlling channel formation, both on land and in the deep ocean. Research methods used by his group include carefully designed laboratory and natural experiments on sediment-transporting flows, field studies of modern and ancient sediment-dispersal systems, theoretical modeling of evolving granular-bed topography, and the remote sensing of subsurface sedimentary deposits using seismic data.
For additional information on the Mohrig Research Group please visit: http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/mohrig/
Dr. Mohrig would like to acknowledge IHS Global Inc., http://www.ihs.com/ , and their Kingdom Software Educational Grant Program for making available the software used in GEO371C and GEO380G, Construction and Interpretations of 3D Stratigraphy.
Areas of Expertise
Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geomorphology, Rivers, Deltas, Coastlines, Submarine Channels, Geohazards, Sediment-Gravity Currents, Sediment Transport, Seismic Interpretation, Basin Analysis
Mauricio M Perillo
Dr. Perillo's research interests are in the broad topic of Process Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (ProceSS). ProceSS is frame under the Sedimentological Fluid Dynamic (SFD) ''trinity'' (Perillo et al, In Preparation). First introduced by Leeder (1983) as the Geological Fluid Dynamic ''trinity''; the term express all the processes linking flow, sediment transport and bedform development. Fluid, Sediment transport and Bed Morphology, in a way, summarizes spacial and temporal changes in flow conditions, sediment characteristics, sediment transport, linear and non-linear mechanisms, large and small-scale changes in bed topography, between others processes.
Hima J Hassenruck Gudipati
, Ph.D., expected 2020
[bold] Research Interest[/bold]: geomorphology, sedimentology, hydrology
John M Swartz
, Ph.D., expected 2019
Research interests: Sedimentology/stratigraphy, coastal and nearshore processes, quantitative geomorphology, marine geophysics, statistical methods in geoscience
Max S Daniller-Varghese
, Ph.D., expected 2019
Research Interests: Geomorphology, Sediment transport, Coastal Dynamics, Density Stratified Flows, Ecogeomorphology, Fluid Mechanics, Signal Processing, Bioturbation, Particle Imaging Velocimetry, Experimental Sedimentology Current Projects: Delta island development and cycles of flooding Wave-influenced turbidity currents and signal teleconnection Mixed grain density bedload transport Bedform interactions on the North Loupe River, NE Rio Grande Fan provenance and evolution
, Ph.D., expected 2018
fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, coastal rivers, bed forms, bar forms, backwater zone, deltas
Woong Mo Koo
, Ph.D., expected 2018
My current research interests focus on depositional processes in subaqueous transitional flows and their resultant sedimentary characteristics.
, M.S., expected 2018
My research interests are in the areas of volcanology and igneous petrology. I am currently using flume experiments to create miniature pyroclastic flows to study their dynamics. I specifically am looking the interaction between two different currents that run into each other. In the past, I have studied the petrology and geochemistry of a dike swarm in California using thin section analysis, XRD, and XRF analysis.
, Ph.D., expected 2017
Carbonate Sedimentology & Sequence Stratigraphy, Carbonate Rock Properties, Geo-mechanical Modeling. Research is focused on steep-rimmed carbonate shelf systems, specifically the timing and controls behind shelf margin syndepositional deformation.
Sarah C Brothers , Ph.D., expected 2016 (Committee Member)
Anthony McGlown , M.S., expected 2015 (Supervisor)
Kelsi R Ustipak
, M.S., expected 2015
Clastic sedimentology, deepwater depositional systems, turbidites, transitional flow deposits, siliciclastic petrology, experimental sedimentology, energy resources, karst hydrogeology
Benjamin T Cardenas
, M.S., expected 2014
sedimentary geology stratigraphy fluvial and aeolian processes Mars
Jason C Sanford
, M.S., expected 2014
Jason is an M.S. Candidate in Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently exploring geopressure history and geomechanics of reservoir-scale sand injections in the Panoche Giant Injection Complex in central California as the second component of his M.S. thesis work. Efforts include mapping of sand injections in the PGIC in order to construct 3-D physical and 2-D geomechanical models of sand injection and understanding and modeling hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation and fluid-sand slurry transport during sand injection. As the first component of his M.S. thesis work, Jason mapped the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary deposit in the Gulf of Mexico, employing regional seismic, well-log, and core interpretation in order to evaluate the basin's response to the Chicxulub Impact.
John B Shaw , Ph.D., expected 2013 (Supervisor)
, M.S., expected 2013
Katie's research focuses on physical modeling of tsunami flows and sediment deposits, with interests in paleotsunami field studies and flow reconstruction of ancient tsunamis, storm surge, and floods from preserved deposit characteristics.
, Ph.D., expected 2013
I am interested in studying the coupling of geomechanics and geomorphology.
Kat E Wilson
|2017||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2017||Fall||GEO 380G||Constr/Interp 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2017||Fall||GEO 360G||Const/Intrprt 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2017||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2017||Spring||GEO 391||Morphodynam/Quant Stratigraphy|
|2017||Spring||GEO 291||Depositional Mechanics|
|2017||Spring||GEO 371T||Morphodynam/Quant Stratigraphy|
|2017||Spring||GEO 271T||Depositional Mechanics|
|2016||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2016||Fall||GEO 380R||Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I|
|2016||Fall||GEO 380G||Constr/Interp 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2016||Fall||GEO 360G||Const/Intrprt 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2016||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Clastic Sedimentation|
|2016||Spring||GEO 291||Mars Sedimentology|
|2015||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2015||Fall||GEO 391||Sedimntry Source-To-Sink Dynmc|
|2015||Fall||GEO 380R||Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I|
|2015||Fall||GEO 380G||Constr/Interp 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2015||Fall||GEO 360G||Const/Intrprt 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2015||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Clastic Sedimentation|
|2015||Spring||GEO 316P||Sedimentary Rocks|
|2014||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Clastic Sedimentation|
|2014||Fall||GEO 380R||Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I|
|2014||Fall||GEO 380G||Constr/Interp 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2014||Fall||GEO 371C||Constr/Interp 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2014||Summer||GEO f660A||Field Geo-Tx/Nm/Co/Wy/Mt/Id/Ut|
|2014||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Clastic Sedimentation|
|2014||Spring||GEO 391||Sedim Gravity Flow Deposit Sys|
|2014||Spring||GEO 391||Fld Strat: Southwest Oregon|
|2014||Spring||GEO 380G||Constr/Interp 3-D Stratigraphy|
|2014||Spring||GEO 371C||Sedim Gravity Flow Deposit Sys|
|2014||Spring||GEO 371C||Constr/Interp 3-D Stratigraphy|