Tectonics

The Tectonics and Geochronology group specializes in geochronology, thermochronology, geochemistry, petrology, GIS applications, and structural geology. Research projects currently span the globe, including Albania, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Italy, Tibet, Turkey, and the central and western United States. Our facilities include a TIMS lab with two mass spectrometers, an excimer LA-HRICP-MS lab, as well as a geoanalytical clean lab. Students of all levels are offered classes and seminars that cover these various aspects of geology. As you browse through our website, you will find information about the faculty, staff, students, courses offerred, as well as details on our facilities in the department. Prospective students will find information about current opportunities for graduate work and research here at KU.

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Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students
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