Areas of Expertise

Microstructural analysis of rocks, particularly small-scale deformation structures and pores in mudrocks.


Outstanding Student Research Award, Geological Society of America (1994 - 1994)

Graduate Student Petrography Award, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (1992 - 1992)

National Merit Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin (1981 - 1981)