Mineralogy-Crystallography, Anisotropy-Texture Development, Field Investigations
Rudy Wenk joined the Department in 1967. His research is in crystallography, mineralogy, structural geology and rock deformation. Most recently (see research interests and publications), emphasis has been on understanding seismic anisotropy in the earth by investigating the development of preferred orientation under expreme conditions (temperature and pressure) with neutron diffraction, synchrotron x-rays and electron microscopy. The research is funded by NSF and DOE. He wrote an introductory mineralogy book, published by CambridgeUniversity Press. A new edition has appeared in 2016.
EPS 298. Directed Group Study for Graduates. Friday 2-4.
(currently mostly by zoom)
EPS 39. Freshmen Seminar in Spring 2022 with 4-day fieldtrip to Yosemite