In the Laboratory for Rock Physics at the University of Maryland, our research focuses on the coupling between rock deformation and fluid flow. Using novel laboratory experiments, state-of-the-art imaging techniques and digital rock physics simulations, we correlate dynamic physical properties with evolving rock structure at various scales, in three dimensions, and in four dimensions when time is considered.

News Corner

September 2021

– Wenlu’s Louis Néel Medal arrived in the mail.
– Zack presented his poster on faulting at the 2021 SCEC Annual Meeting.
In-person classes are going strong at UMD.

September 2020

– We welcome a new group member, PhD student Casey Braccia.
– James and Zack joined our PhD program.

August 2020

– James successfully defended his MS thesis! Congratulations, James!!
– Zack successfully defended his MS thesis! Congratulations, Zack!!

Message Corner

We are currently looking for graduate students to join our research group!
Geological processes are fascinating. Geologists are brainy, adventurous, and literally down-to-earth. 

The inter-disciplinary and hands-on research make our lab an ideal place for self-motivated students who want to pursue an advanced degree in geology. Conducting research in a Rock Physics lab means to master skills and knowledge that are of great interests to energy resource related industry. 

Are you thinking about graduate school? Contact us at:!

University of Maryland College Park is just outside the nation’s capital.