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Geology, Geophysics, and Rock Physics

About me


In August, 2016, I moved from Toronto, Canada to Austin. While far from home, it is hard to think of a better place to do research. I like learning why the world looks the way it does, both natural and manmade. Geology has been there for me to explain the natural world, and engineering and applied science has been there for the constructed. The rock deformation lab here is a great mix of these two disciplines with experimental geophysics.

My undergraduate is in geological engineering, and my Master's is in mining engineering, both from Queen's University in Canada.

In past, I have been a ski instructor living in the mountains, a bike courier dodging cars in rush hour, and a member of a national sailing team competing in several countries. In fact, one day before retirement, I plan to captain a boat across the Atlantic (before it closes again).
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Current Topics of Research


Estimating properties in rocks with the same technology doctors use in hospitals to assess injury.

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A rock at the surface does not behave like a rock a kilometre below our feet. To understand how rocks behave at depth, we must first put them in a pressure vessel, and then increase the temperature.

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To some, side projects a distraction from primary research. I see them as a way to collaborate, and stay sane by distracting me from writing a thesis.

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Selected Published Works


Segmentation-less digital rock physics using different effective medium theories

Segmentation-less digital rock physics using different effective medium theories

Expanded abstract. Society of Exploration Geophysisists. 2017. Eric J. Goldfarb*, Ken Ikeda, and Nicola Tisato

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Constraining the effect of image resolution in digital rock physics without segmentation

Constraining the effect of image resolution in digital rock physics without segmentation

Expanded abstract. Society of Exploration Geophysisists. 2018. Eric J. Goldfarb*, Ken Ikeda, and Nicola Tisato

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Microstructural Controls on Elastic Anisotropy of Finely Laminated Mancos Shale

Microstructural Controls on Elastic Anisotropy of Finely Laminated Mancos Shale

Publication. Geophysical Journal International. 2018. By: Matthew J. Ramos, D. Nicolas Espinoza, Eric J. Goldfarb, Nicola Tisato, Stephen E. Laubach and Carlos Torres-Verdín

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Research and Teaching Documents


Teaching Statement

Read about my teaching philosophy

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Research Statement

Here's why I am interested in geosciences, and what I plan to pursue.

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Diversity Statement

Because it's 2018.

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CV

Thing's I've done

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