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SEDIMENT MECHANICS LAB

 

ABOUT US

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The Sediment Mechanics Lab studies modern and ancient fine grained sedimentary systems. Among those fall marine sediments acquired through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and its predecessors as well as unconventional shale gas/oil formations. Their goal is to develop a detailed understanding of subsurface geomechanical processes and the interrelationships between particles, organisms, and pore fluid through burial and on various scales (from pore to basin scale). This understanding is relevant for the prediction of subsurface pressures/stresses, submarine slope stability, and hydrocarbon production from low permeable formations. The Sediment Mechanics Lab uses field samples and data and employs a suite of laboratory experiments (sedimentological, geotechnical, petrological, and geomicrobiological) and micro-scale imaging techniques to explore their science goals. Current study areas include the Midland Basin in West Texas, Gulf of Mexico, and Nankai Trough offshore Japan.


Dr. Julia Reece is the Principal Investigator of the lab. She holds a BS and MS from the University of Bremen in Germany and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

 
 

LATEST NEWS

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DR. REECE CO-LEADS IODP EXPEDITION 393 TO THE SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

June 6, 2022

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TANNER PUBLISHES PAPER IN EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

January 25, 2022

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DR. REECE RECEIVES DEAN'S DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
(PHOTO CREDIT: DANIELA WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY)

January 13, 2022

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REECE'S RESEARCH GROUP ATTENDS AGU FALL MEETING

December 16, 2021

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TANNER GRADUATES WITH HIS PHD DEGREE FROM TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

December 11, 2021

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DR. REECE SELECTED AS CO-CHIEF FOR IODP EXPEDITION 393 TO THE SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN (JUNE - AUGUST 2022)

November 12, 2021

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DR. REECE PUBLISHES PAPER IN G-CUBED

June 25, 2021

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SEBASTIAN JOINS THE GROUP AS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

June 21, 2021

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TANNER PUBLISHES GEOLOGY PAPER

May 12, 2021

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WYATT JOINS THE GROUP AS M.S. STUDENT

August 19, 2020

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DR. REECE RECEIVES NSF CAREER AWARD

April 20, 2020

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MICHAEL IS FEATURED IN COLLEGE OF GEOSCIENCES NEWS

December 16, 2019

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DR. REECE RECEIVES MONTAGUE - CENTER FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

November 5, 2019

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WYATT, SCHUYLER, AND MICHAEL (LEFT TO RIGHT) ATTENDED FIELD CAMP IN MONTANA

May 2019

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DR. REECE GIVES GEOLOGY LECTURE AT SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

April 13, 2019

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AUTUMN WINS FIRST PLACE AT TAMU RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

April 20, 2018

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DR. REECE NAMED IODP OCEAN DISCOVERY LECTURER FOR 2018-2019

April 16, 2018

 

CONTACT US

Julia Reece

Dept. of Geology & Geophysics


Texas A&M University

TAMU MS 3115

College Station, TX 77843

(979) 458-2728