Master Classes

Held during the Spring and Fall semesters, the Master Class consists of a writing workshop, critical review of literature, discussion of current research topics and reports on graduate student, postdoctoral, and staff research in quantitative structural geology, geomechanics and structural diagenesis.

Meetings last about 2 hrs and the venue in most semesters is an off-campus location. See the e-mail alerts for last minute plans. Contact Steve Laubach to get on the email list.

Spring 2014 Schedule

In Spring 2014, the Structural Diagenesis master Class (SDMC) will meet on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. at the Bureau unless otherwise noted. The format this semester is reading and discussion of paper and thesis drafts by participants.

Structural Diagenesis Curriculum

The SDI supports creation of a curriculum that merges the disciplines of structural geology and low temperature sedimentary geochemistry. The following is a list of the proposed program.

  • Structural Diagenesis: Linked Mechanical and Chemical Processes
  • Brittle Structure
  • Sedimentary Geochemistry
  • Reservoir Geomechanics
  • Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
  • Experimental & Theoretical Rock Mechanics
  • Deformation, Chemical Change, and Transfer Processes in the Upper Crust
  • Theoretical and Experimental Diagenesis; Reservoir Quality Modeling
  • Basin Modeling