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Casey Braccia

Graduate Student


PHY 4308
John S. Toll Physics Building
4150 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Fax: (301) 405-3597

cbraccia [at] umd [dot] edu



Research Interests

My research interests include rock mechanics and studying the geophysical processes of rocks on a microstructural scale in order to understand large scale Earth processes. I am currently working on the NASA GEODES project; studying lunar lava tubes for future human exploration of the solar system. My focus is on experimental characterization of basalt analogs in order to further our understanding of their structural role in lunar lava tube behavior.


Millard, J., Holyoke, C., Wells, R., Blasko, C., Kronenberg, A., Raterron, P., Braccia, C., Jackson, N., McDaniel, C., and Tolke, L. (2019) Pressure Dependence of Magnesite Creep. Geosciences. 9(10) 420. DOI: 10.3390/geosciences9100420