Director & Scott Petty Jr. Endowed Chair: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Professor: Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
During his 20-year career, Demian has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, Geophysical Research Letters, Geology, and the Journal of Geophysical Research. He has secured funding from the National Science Foundation, ExxonMobil, Shell, the U.S. Science Support Program, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and a host of other funding agencies. He has been co-chief scientist on five large expeditions with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) to study subduction zones and slow earthquakes through scientific drilling and borehole monitoring.
Before being hired to lead the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), Demian was a professor and head of Department of Geosciences at Penn State University. At UT, Demian holds the Scott Petty Jr. Endowed Director’s Chair for UTIG.
Active tectonics, fault/sediment mechanics, geohydrology.
Ph.D., Earth Sciences University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A., Geology, summa cum laude, Williams College