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

July 2018

– Dashune Hashaw joined our group as an undergraduate intern, welcome Dashaun!
– James Bader joined our group as a MS student, welcome James!
– Taka Kanaya attended Summer Course “Mechanics of Earthquake Faulting” in Rome, Italy.

June 2018

– Tiange Xing participated in a workshop on “Complexity of Geological Materials“ in Blesle, France.

May 2018

– Taka Kanaya joined our group after receiving his PhD from Brown University. Congratulations and welcome, Taka!

April 2018

– Tiange Xing won the 2018-2019 Wylie Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations, Tiange!

March 2018

– Tiange Xing went to Oman for the Oman Drilling Project.

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.