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Education

  • Ph.D. Geology, 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. Geology, 2012, Bowling Green State University
  • B.S. Computer Science, 2009, Bowling Green State University

Professional Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow: McGill University (current)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Co-Chair: SEPM Clastic Diagenesis Research Group
  • Research Assistant: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Teaching Assistant: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Teaching Assistant: Bowling Green State University
  • Systems Administrator (Waibel Energy Systems, Vandalia, OH: 2008 – 2009)

Recognition and Awards

  • Southern California Earthquake Center Grant, 2018 – $30,000
  • Schiesser Outstanding Student Research Paper Award – 2016
  • Co-authored Proposal for Petroleum Research Fund Grant – $110,000
    (ACS-PRF 55807-ND8, PI: Goodwin)
  • Top 10 Oral Presentations – AAPG Annual Meeting 2015
  • NSF Earthscope AGeS Award, 2015 – $9,491
  • Geologic Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant, 2015 – $1,875
  • Solien Graduate Student Fellowship, 2015 (declined).
  • GSA Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award, 2014 – $2,500
  • Geologic Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant, 2014 – $2,500
  • AAPG Foundation Garth W. Caylor Memorial Grant, 2014 – $2,750
  • AAPG Foundation M. Ray Thomasson Grant, 2013 – $2,250
  • GDL Foundation Structural Diagenesis Fellowship, 2012 – $8,000
  • BP Research Assistantship, UW Madison, 2012
  • Graduate Departmental Service Award, BGSU Geology Department, 2012
  • Richard C. Fox Practical Geophysics Scholarship, 2011 – $1,100

Service Activities

  • Contributing Author: Challenges and Opportunities for Research in Tectonics: Understanding deformation and the processes that link Earth systems, from geologic time to human time. A community vision document submitted to the National Science Foundation.
  • Referee: GSA Bulletin, Journal of Structural Geology, Marine and Petroleum Geoscience, Sedimentology, Journal of the Geological Society, Lithosphere, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Tectonophysics
  • Session Convener: GSA Annual Meeting 2016, 2017
  • Co-leader on NSF Funded Project to Develop Cyberinfrastructure for Geosciences

Peer Reviewed Publications

Please see Publications  page.

Selected Abstracts (* denotes students supervised)

Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Sharp, W.D., Mozley, P.S. Controls on the long-term earthquake behavior of an intraplate fault revealed by U-Th and stable isotope analyses of syntectonic calcite veins. European Geophysical Union Meeting 2017.

Williams , R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Sharp, W.D., Mozley, P.S. U-Th dating and stable isotopes of coseismic calcite veins reveal the controls on the tempo of the earthquake cycle over >400 ka. GSA Annual Meeting 2016.

Goodwin, L.B., Williams, R.T., Hoehn, J., Cooke, M.L., Sharp, W.D., Singer, B.S., Jicha, B.R. Integrating geochronology and structural analysis at multiple scales to better understand fault mechanics. GSA Annual Meeting 2016.

*Nazari, S., Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Mozley, P.S. Microstructural and geochemical analyses of manganese-bearing sand injectites constrain the structural controls on fluid migration in the Loma Blanca fault zone, New Mexico. GSA North-Central Meeting 2016.

Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Mozley, P.S., Sharp, W.D. Diagenetic controls on fault-zone architecture and permeability structure in normal faults determine the episodicity of fault-zone fluid migration. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition 2016.

Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Mozley, P.S., Sharp, W.D. Diagenetic controls on fault-zone architecture and permeability structure in normal faults: temporal constraints on the distribution, recurrence, and duration of fault-zone fluid migration. GSA Annual Meeting 2015.

Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Mozley, P.S., Beard, B.L., Johnson, C.M., Huntington, K.W. 2015. Tectonic controls on fault zone flow pathways in the Rio Grande rift: Insights from C, O, Sr, and clumped isotope analyses of syntectonic calcite cement. GSA Annual Meeting 2015.

Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Mozley, P.S., Sharp, W.D. 2015. U-series analyses of syntectonic calcite veins constrain the time scales of the elements of the seismic cycle in an intraplate normal fault. AGU Fall Meeting 2015.

Mozley, P.S., Yoon. H., Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B. 2015. Influence of the spatial distribution of cementation on the permeability and mechanical attributes of sedimentary and fault rocks. AGU Fall Meeting 2015.

Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Mozley, P.S., Sharp, W. 2015. Diagenetic controls on the evolution of fault-zone mechanical properties and permeability structure, Socorro Basin, NM. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition 2015, AAPG Search and Discovery Article 90216 (2015).

Williams, R.T., Goodwin, L.B., Mozley, P.S., Sharp, W., 2013. Diagenetic history of calcite cemented normal faults: Constraints on fluid sources and fault seal in the Rio Grande rift, NM. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.829

Williams, R.T., Farver, J.R., Onasch, C.M., 2012. Effects of grain size and sorting on quartz cementation and pore space evolution. Abstract: T21A-2551, 2012 AGU Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, Calif., 3-7 Dec.