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Zachary Zega

Graduate Student


CHM 1211B
Chemistry Building
8051 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Fax: (301) 405-3597

zega [at] umd [dot] edu



Research Interests

Time-dependent brittle creep in rocks plays a key role in the deformation of earth's crust. I am interested in rock mechanics, and my current work involves investigating the effect of pore fluid pressure on creep in sandstones using conventional triaxial deformation devices. Understanding fluid-rock interaction and how time-dependent deformation changes in response to pore fluid pressure would allow for a better understanding of earthquake precursors.