Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Eric J Goldfarb

Mailcode: C1140


In August, 2016, I moved from Toronto, Canada to Austin. While far from home, it is hard to think of a better place to do research. I like learning why the world looks the way it does, both natural and manmade. Geology has been there for me to explain the natural world, and engineering and applied science has been there for the constructed. The rock deformation lab here is a great mix of these two disciplines with experimental geophysics.

My undergraduate is in geological engineering, and my Master’s is in mining engineering, both from Queen’s University in Canada.

In past, I have been a ski instructor living in the mountains, a bike courier dodging cars in rush hour, and a member of a national sailing team competing in several countries. In fact, one day before retirement, I plan to captain a boat across the Atlantic (before it closes again).