Lab Personnel

Group Director

Jeff Karson

Jeffery A Karson
Jessie Page Heroy Professor and Department Chair: Tectonics & Magmatism of Rifts and Transform Faults
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Profile

Graduate Students

chris sant
Christopher Sant
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences


Past Graduate & Postdoctoral Investigator Projects

M.S. Theses

Aleece F. Nanfito, 2011. Rift-Parallel, Strike-Slip Faulting in Iceland: Kinematic Analysis of the Gljufurá Fault Zone

Matthew T. Kissane, 2012. Investigations into Lava Flow Morphology, Using Field-Scale Basalt Flows

Keegan T. Runnals, 2015. Multiple generations of faulting: A kinematic analysis of the Lagerfljót Region, northeast Iceland

James A. Proett, 2015. Enigmatic rift-parallel, strike-slip faults around Eyjafjörður, northern Iceland


Ph.D. Dissertations

Drew L. Siler, 2011. Structure and Kinematics of Segment-Scale Crustal Accretion Processes in Iceland and Implications for Analogous Mid-Ocean Ridge Systems

Andrew J. Horst, 2013. Structure and Accretion At Mid-Ocean Ridges With High Magma Supply: Perspectives from Seafloor Escarpments and Iceland

Christopher J. Sant, current. Dynamics and Morphology of Large-Scale Experimental Lava Flows

James A. Farrell, current. Kinematics of Regional Strike-Slip Faulting in Iceland: implications for Spreading at Mid-Ocean Ridges and Rifted Margins


Postdoctoral Investigators

Daniel Curewitz (Lecturer, Syracuse University) Syracuse University, 2008-2011, Supported by NSF grants, structural controls on hydrothermal systems in Iceland and the mid-ocean ridge system

Aisha R. Morris (AAAS Congressional Fellow; Director RESSES, UNAVCO), Syracuse University, 2009-2011, supported by Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Postdoctoral Fellowship, volcanic processes on Earth and Mars