Daniel Ruiz Arriaga
M.S., Geological Sciences, Instituto de Geologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2018
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2023
My current research is focused on the architecture reconstruction of Jurassic syn-rift basins along east Mexico to better understand the tectonic drivers behind the early Mesozoic history of the Gulf of Mexico. The approach I use relies on the integration of structural and stratigraphic observations at different scales, in combination with sediment provenance analysis and detrital zircon geo- and thermochronology.
The rocks that I am studying are early Jurassic to Paleogene sedimentary rocks that are exposed along the Huayacocotla Uplift, located at the state of Hidalgo and at the northern the Sierra Madre Oriental.
The rocks exposed at Huayacocotla are key to understand the tectonics, kinematics, and sedimentary response of early Mesozoic crustal extension related to the separation of westernmost equatorial Pangea and the early evolution of the Gulf of Mexico.
Current Research Projects
Multi-stage Jurassic rifting in eastern Mexico and Its implications for Gulf of Mexico Opening
Past Research Projects
Structure and thermochronology of the western margin of the Guerrero-Morelos Platform, Mexico.
Beca para estudios de doctorado en el extranjero - Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) (2020)
Graduate Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2020)
Off Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2020)
Grants In Aid - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2019)
Off Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2019)
Graduate Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2018)
MULTI-STAGE JURASSIC RIFTING IN EASTERN MEXICO AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR GULF OF MEXICO OPENING, GSA South-Central Section Meeting, Forth Worth, Texas (2020)
THE ROLE OF STRUCTURAL INHERITANCE IN THE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF E AND S MEXICO- FROM PALEOZOIC PANGEA ASSEMBLY TO MESOZOIC RIFTING AND CENOZOIC SHORTENING AND BASIN INVERSION, AAPG Hedberg Conference, Mexico City, Mexico (2020)
THE ROLE OF STRUCTURAL INHERITANCE IN THE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF E AND S MEXICO- FROM PALEOZOIC PANGEA ASSEMBLY TO MESOZOIC RIFTING AND CENOZOIC SHORTENING AND BASIN INVERSION, Jackson School of Geosciences Student Research Symposium, Austin, Texas (2020)
FROM JURASSIC RIFTING TO CRETACEOUS-PALEOGENE INVERSION IN THE HUAYACOCOTLA AREA OF E MEXICO INSIGHTS FROM STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, GEO- AND THERMOCHRONOMETRY, AND STRATIGRAPHY, GSA Fall Meeting 2019, Phoenix, Arizona (2018)
HISTORIA DE LA DEFORMACION DE LA PLATAFORMA GUERRERO-MORELOS, Reunion Anual de la Union Geofisica Mexicana, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (2017)