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Mt. Cook (Aoraki), South Island, New Zealand

Geodynamics Research Group

About Us

The Geodynamics Research Group is part of the Department of Geosciences at Penn State. The group is led by Dr. Kevin Furlong, who supervises several graduate students and also offers research opportunities for undergraduates. We take interdisciplinary approaches towards addressing major scientific problems in Lithospheric Geodynamics and Plate Tectonics. Some of our recent projects include: For a more extensive description of current and past projects, see our Research page.

Recent News

2018 Spring

The main news is that the news section has (finally) been updated thanks to Kirsty McKenzie (sorry for the delay). Thamer Alotaibi is continuing his analysis of the Red Sea rift system, with an exciting new geochemistry chapter to is research! Haley Ramirez is busy finishing her Master's work exploring offshore faults within the Thailand Penninsula.

2017 Update

Two graduations from the Geodynamics group! Matt Herman graduated with a PhD in Spring 2017 and moved to the Netherlands to start postdoc research at Utrecht University. Mitch Hastings graduated with a Bachelors in Geology and is now working towards his PhD at the University of South Florida.

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