Personal faculty website for Mike Murphy.
Ph.D. UCLA 2000
University of Houston
312 Science & Research Bldg. 1
Houston, TX 77204-5007
I conduct research on two broad topics, Intercontinental collision and Continental break-up. My investigation of the processes operating during these events is driven by my deep interest in, and the challenges of, unraveling the architecture of the Earth in complexly deformed regions. Currently, my work involves developing structural and tectonic reconstructions of the Tibet-Himalayan collision zone, Rio Grande rift, and Sierra Madre Oriental fold-thrust belt. Research projects are multidisciplinary and rooted in field-based observations that are combined with geochronologic data (U-Th-Pb, 40Ar/39Ar), tracer isotopes (Nd and Sr), and remote-sensing data (SRTM, ASTER, CORONA photography). We employ a variety of commercial software in our research, which includes, ArcGIS, ENVI, and 2D-Move.
Carley Freer - email@example.com
Nathan Bedford - Nathan.Bedford@ElPaso.com
Jared Hamilton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Sanchez - Veronica.Sanchez@mail.uh.edu
Ran Zhang - email@example.com
Ana Krueger (Now at Devon Energy)
Raquel Hicks (Now at Chesapeake Energy)
Ali Hamade (Now at ExxonMobil)
Zhou Yong (Now at Veritas)