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Brandon Lutz, PhD

Brandon Lutz is a structural geologist working within the Framework Geology program.

Brandon uses a combination of 3D geological modeling, numerical simulations of faulting and heat flow, and field-based studies of fault rocks to understand Earth’s natural resources (e.g., water, geothermal, critical minerals, hydrocarbons) and hazards (e.g., earthquakes, landslides). He specializes in regional-scale kinematic reconstructions of crustal deformation along diffuse plate boundary zones, and has worked on projects in the Basin and Range Province, the Cordilleran Thrust Belt, and the Ouachita-Arkoma-Ozark orogenic system.