The research group in tectonics, structural geology, and geomorphology at the University of Michigan consists of faculty Marin Clark, Nathan Niemi, Ben van der Pluijm and Rob Van der Voo, as well as research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Active research projects span the globe— from the Tibetan Plateau, to the Bolivian Andes, to easternAfrica and central Asia — and the geologic time scale, from the Precambrian to the Holocene. Scales of interest range from the evolution of gouge along a single fault to the reconstructionof continents.

UM Tectonics and Structural Geology News

Field work is an integral aspect of the research of all of the groups, in conjunction with a variety of analytical and computational tools, many of which are available within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The tectonics and structural geology group also maintains close collaborations with the research group in geophysics.
Follow the links in the menu to learn more about the exciting research in tectonics, structural geology, and geomorphology taking place at the University of Michigan!

Opportunities for Students and Post-docs

We're always looking for outstanding graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, so please contact us if you are interested in our research.