Research Associates

William E. Glassley
Researcher Associate
Director of the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative
Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle (1973)
wglassley@ucdavis.edu

Primary interests are in metamorphic processes, fluid/rock interaction and continental growth. Research involves combining detailed field studies of rock features and structural data with whole rock and mineral geochemistry, microstructural studies, petrography and geochronology, to resolve the details of processes that affect crustal evolution. Also interested in using these same methods to understand the nature and evolution of geothermal systems. Current research efforts focus on the evolution of deep continental crust in West Greenland, as well as geothermal systems in California, New Mexico and other parts of the world.

Roy J. Shlemon
Research Associate; Senior Fellow of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1967)
rjshlemon@ucdavis.edu 

Applications of Quaternary geology, geomorphology and soil stratigraphy to engineering practice. Fault-activity assessments (paleoseismicity/neotectonics); natural and anthropic influences on slope stability; paleochannels and contaminant pathways. Also involved in forensic geology as a Consultant, Expert Witness, Neutral Referee and Mediator. Provide and interpret geoscience information for government agencies, attorneys, private engineering and environmental firms, land conservation and development organizations. GEL 136: Ecogeomorphology of Rivers and Streams

Robert A. Wiebe
Research Associate
Ph.D. Stanford University (1966)
bob.wiebe@fandm.edu 

Igneous petrology. Research focuses on the growth of granitic, mafic and composite intrusive bodies with an emphasis on understanding the plutonic record of magma chamber processes including interactions between coexisting mafic and granitic magmas. Recent projects include studies in coastal Maine, the Sierra Nevada, and the Lachlan Fold Belt in Australia.