The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics will lead a research team in a newly funded $58 million effort to study methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico as a potential energy source. Full details on the upcoming research and the grant, one of the largest ever awarded to the university, can be read here.
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Research Associate Jake Walter contributed to a published study examining the connection between the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile in 2010 and micro-earthquakes in Antarctica, also known as “icequakes.” Walter was a postdoctorate researcher at Georgia Tech working at the time of the study with Zhigang Peng, an associate professor in […]
The recent University of Texas Institute for Geophysics 2014 Employee Appreciation Luncheon featured a number of years-of-service honorees, special awards and recognitions for top research papers during the 2013-2014 academic year. Dr. Terry Quinn, director for UTIG, presented the 2013 Director’s Circle of Excellence award to Dr. Donald Blankenship, Dr. Kirk McIntosh, Dr. Peter Flemings, […]