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Mahan, Kevin H Associate Professor

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  • My research interests span several orders of magnitude from crustal-scale tectonic processes to microstructural and textural problems. Much of my work focuses on understanding the relationships and feedbacks among crustal deformation, metamorphic, and magmatic processes, and the consequent implications for crustal structure and tectonic evolution of continents. Much of my research involves the integration of tools from structural geology, petrology of all rock types, and geochronology. My current and past research includes general contributions to 1) understanding deep crustal processes through the study of high-pressure rock exposures and lower crustal xenoliths, 2) metamorphic & structural fabric controls on rheology & crustal seismic anisotropy, 3) styles and mechanisms of crustal mass transfer and rock exhumation, and 4) accessory mineral petrogenesis & in situ geochronological techniques.

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  • structural geology, metamorphic petrology, geochronology, continental evolution, seismic anisotropy, shear zones, fault zones, rock deformation, lower continental crust, tectonics, rock microstructure

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOL 5703 Seminar in Tectonics (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 5842 Independent Study-Petrology (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 5843 Independent Study-Sedimentology (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 3120 Structural Geology (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 5844 Independent Study-Structure/Tectonics (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 4725 Field Based Special Topics in Geoscience (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 5725 Field Based Special Topics in Geoscience (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 5842 Independent Study-Petrology (Spring 2018)
  • GEOL 5843 Independent Study-Sedimentology (Spring 2018)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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