The Jackson School researchers involved in this project are Dr. Elizabeth Catlos (lead principal investigator, PI) with Dr. Richard Kyle and Dr. Brent Elliott. Catlos has research interests in igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochronology, tectonics and structural geology, and models for heat, mass, and fluid flow along fault zones. Co-PI Kyle brings perspectives in the realm of economic geology, natural hazards, and ore resource formation. Co-PI Elliott has research interests in the evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks, structural geology and tectonics, and computer-based field mapping techniques

I worked with outstanding professors from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Comenius University, and the University of Texas at Austin. I was exposed to various fields of geology including geochemical, economic, environmental and structural geology, and learned the necessary steps to complete a research project. I liked that I was given a high degree of autonomy in regards to creating my own research project. -Saloni Tandon, 2015-2016 NSF-IRES participant

This IRES  is only made possible with the support and participation of our Slovak colleagues. They have expertise in a range of subjects, including igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, sedimentology, geomorphology, engineering geology, hazard and risk assessment, and economic geology. These fields are a primary focus of the IRES research program.

Slovak colleagues who participate in the IRES program include: