Austin Blaser

Biographical Info

I grew up on a potato farm in Idaho, so I have always liked understanding how things work. Geology soon became an interest of mine, so I decided to pursue it both as an undergraduate and graduate student. I also spent the summer of 2012 working as a NAGT intern at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, CO.


BS Geology, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2012 with a minor in mathematics
PhD, Geology, Rice University, 2012-present

Awards & Honors

John W. Mecom Fellowship, Department of Earth Science, Rice University, 2012-2013


volcanism, Hawaii, two-phase flow, bubbles, solubility, numerical modeling, deformation