College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Geosciences
Dr. Dustin Sweet is an assistant professor of sedimentology and stratigraphy. His research focuses primarily on unraveling the tectonic and climatic influence on sedimentation in ancient continental settings. Professor Sweet's data sets are primarily field-based and complemented with laboratory work such as detailed grain size analysis, scanning electron microscopy, petrography and geochemistry. Recent scholarly projects have included:
- orogenic collapse of the ancestral Rocky Mountains
- paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the ancestral Front Range
- equatorial glaciation in the late Paleozoic
- grain size textures as a climate proxy
Professor Sweet received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 and his Master of Science in geology from Boise State University in 2003. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas Tech, he worked in Houston for Chevron Energy Technology Co. as an exploration and new ventures geologist.