© 2018 BY JULIA REECE.  LAST UPDATED NOVEMBER 2019.

SEDIMENT MECHANICS LAB

 

ABOUT US

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.

 

RESEARCH THEMES

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LATEST NEWS

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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

AUTUMN WINS FIRST PLACE AT TAMU RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

April 20, 2018

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