Research Staff

Departmental research staff manage various labs on campus, teach, and provide other functions within the department.

James Buttles Ut Austin
James Buttles works with the UT Morphodynamics Group to understand the evolution of both terrestrial and submarine landscapes.

Rudra Chatterjee
Rudra Chatterjee works with the UTChron LA-ICP-MS Lab.

Matthew Colbert
Matthew Colbert uses X-ray computerized tomography to visualize & describe vertebrate cranial morphology at the UTCT High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility.

Jeff Cullen
Jeff Cullen works with the Light Isotope Lab

Dave Edey
Dave Edey works with X-ray physics, tomography reconstruction, digital morphology & CT data visualization at the UTCT High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility.

2022 Romy Hanna Research Page
Romy Hanna works with the  UTCT High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility and researches primitive, undifferentiated material in carbonaceous chondrites and asteroids.

Thomas Hess
Thomas Hess has expertise in geoscience software, anisotropic imaging, seismic processing & geometry, deconvolution, problem solving.

Staci Loewy
Staci Loewy, with expertise in isotope geochemistry, geochronology & mass spectrometry, co-manages the Radiogenic Isotope Facility (esp. MC-ICP-MS Lab & Environ. Isotope Clean Lab) as well as the DGS Microscope Classroom Facilities.

Jessica Maisano
Jessica Maisano (UTCT High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility) has expertise with vertebrate paleontology, herpetology, morphology, developmental biology, high-resolution x-ray computed tomography, digital morphology.

Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller studies low temperature Earth Systems and their evolution, through the integration of geochemistry, petrography, and field geology.

Joshua Oconnell
Joshua O’Connell designs and builds complex experimental systems and works with high pressure gas & fluid systems as well as CAD design, metrology, and more.

Cornel Olariu
Cornel Olariu studies clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, depositional environments, basin analysis.

Desmond Patterson
Desmond Patterson is the Noble Gas Lab and (U-Th)/He Manager.

Aaron Satoski
Aaron Satkoski manages the TIMS Lab..

Continental Pulled
Yi Jin Shi works in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Lisa Stockli
Lisa Stockli manages UTChron LA-ICP-MS which specializes in U-Pb dating of zircon, apatite, calcite & other minerals as well as trace element analysis and crystal mapping to investigate geochemical processes.

Jason Visser
Jason Visser manages several labs, including Paleo Climatology & Env Geochemistry and Malkowski Research Group, and specializes in repair and maintenance of instruments, technique development, and more.

Edward Vizy
Edward Vizy focuses on understanding regional climate variability/climate change over the tropics/sub-tropics including Africa and the Americas.

Lijing Yao
Lijing Yao works in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Gary Zuker
Gary Zuker specializes in technology support in the UTCT High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility, including IT support of servers, networks, workstations & scientific instrumentation.