Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Thomas M Etzel

Thomas M Etzel
B.S., Geosciences, University of Utah, 2012
M.S., Geology, University of Utah, 2015

Office: EPS
Mailcode: C1140


I'm driven by a desire to understand the evolution of Earth's lithosphere in both collisional settings and active geothermal systems. I call on isotope geochemistry (stable and radiogenic), tectonics, thermodynamics, material (heat, mass, chemical, volatile) transport and petrology to help explain observations I make in thin section, core, outcrop and across entire mountain belts. Ultimately I consider myself a tectonochemist, that is, I use a variety of sub-disciplines fundamentally rooted in physical chemistry to help explain regional tectonic processes.

Folk and McBride Petrography Competition- 1st Place - Jackson School of Geosciences (2019 - 2019)

GSEC Student Service Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2019 - 2019)

Global Research Fellowship - UT-Austin (2018)

Society of Economic Geologists Graduate Research Fellowship - SEG (2013)