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Current & past contracts that have funded research in structural geology & tectonics at TTU

Collaborative Research: Nature, tempo and emplacement of magmas into a tilted plutonic complex, Wooley Creek Batholith, Klamath Mountains. PI, $292,000, with Co-PI’s Cal Barnes (TTU) and Kevin Chamberlain (Univ. of Wyo.), NSF – 2009 - 2011.

Collaborative Research: Magma-host Rock Interactions Processes of Assimilation in the Mid-Crustal Hortavaer Intrusive Complex, Central Norway”, $229,000. With Cal Barnes (TTU) and Carol Frost (University of Wyoming), NSF – 2005 - 2008.

GEOWALL: Accessing and evaluating the spatial and visualization skills in Geoscience students. $9,600, PI. Texas Tech University, 2004.

GEOWALL: 3-D imaging of subsurface geometry in petroleum systems, $20,000, PI. Halliburton Corporation, 2004-2005.

Plutons & Plate Motions, $4,680, PI, Texas Tech University, Faculty Research Enhancement Grant, 2004.

Contact Aureole Rheology. $114,000, PI, NSF – 2001 – 2004.

Investigating the magmatic and tectonic evolution of oceanic gabbros: Insights from the Tortuga Ophiolite. $204,000, NSF – 1998 - 2002.

Foliation development across the hypersolidus to subsolidus transition: Implications to the rheology of the lower oceanic crust. $23,000, PI, JOI-USSSP, 1998 – 1999.

The Rocas Verdes ophiolites: Mapping the formation of oceanic crust, $37,000, PI, National Geographic Society Grant for Research and Exploration, 1998 – 1999.