I have a wide range of interests in the general fields of tectonics and structural geology. I have worked on plate margin evolution, pluton emplacement, magmatic ring complexes, development of sedimentary basins, tectonic evolution of magmatic arcs and mountain belts, glacial flow, and a variety of structural and microstructural problems in deformed igneous and metamorphic rocks. More recently, I have become interested in understanding the earthquake cycle and the rheology of the frictional-to-viscous transition in Earth’s continental crust. I enjoy multidisciplinary projects, and have a particular interest in combining studies of deformation, metamorphism and magmatism to better understand the evolution of Earth’s crust. I take a fairly holistic approach with my students and their projects. Most of them tend to include elements of field work, laboratory analytical analysis, microstructural analysis, and numerical modeling (with Peter Koons in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Senthil Vel in the Department of Mechanical Engineering).