Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Miguel Cisneros

Miguel  Cisneros
B.S., Geology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
M.S., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
Ph.D., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2018


Office: JGB 4.120
Mailcode: C9000
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


My research combines a broad range of disciplines, including geochemistry, structural geology, petrology, and chronology, to understand how high-pressure rocks from the Mediterranean are exhumed to the surface. I consider myself a stable isotope geochemist who applies multiple techniques to understand large-scale tectonic problems including volatile sourcing and fluid flow in subduction zones, and exhumation of high-pressure rocks.

Jackson School Petrography Contest - 1st place - University of Texas at Austin (2016)

Ford Foundation Fellowship - Ford Foundation (2013 - 2016)

NSF Fellowship Honorable Mention - National Science Foundation (2012 - 2013)

University of Texas Graduate School Diversity Recruitment Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin (2011 - 2012)

Clem Nelson Summer Field Award - University of California Los Angeles (2010)