Texas Tech University

Dr. Aaron Yoshinobu

Structural Geology & Tectonics

Email: aaron.yoshinobu@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-7715

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: 231 Science Building

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

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  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, Los Angeles 1999


  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics

I am a structural geologist who explores questions relating to the nature of magma/melt migration and emplacement in the lithosphere and the structural/tectonic evolution of arcs, oceanic spreading centers, and icy satellites. I combine field work with microstructural observations and theoretical models to explain the structural history of these systems. In collaboration with petrologists, geochemists, and geochronologists, I study arc evolution in the US Cordillera and central Norway. My passion is to combine a variety of datasets, observations, and collaborators, to optimally inform our understanding of geologic structures. In addition, I am also interested in the intersection of geology, stone masonry, and the poetics of 20th century American poet Robinson Jeffers. I'm a HUGE SOCCER ADVOCATE (coach/player/observer) and I also like to run trail ultramarathons.


  • GEOL 3402 - Structural Geology
  • GEOL 4334 - Structural Analysis of Hydrocarbon Systems
  • GEOL 4361/5361 - Advanced Structural Geology
  • GEOL 4362/5362 - Tectonics