UT GeoMechanics and GeoFluids investigates fluid flow and deformation in Earth materials using lab experiments, field work, and computer modeling. We study the controls on pressure and stress in geological systems, rock strength and mechanics, and how fluids flow through the Earth. We use these insights to understand earthquakes and tectonic processes, methane and CO2 hydrate formation, fluid, chemical, and heat transport in the Earth’s crust, and processes by which unconventional rocks can be produced for energy.