Nick Perez Joins the College of Geosciences

Nov 9, 2015

Tectonic Basin Analyst, Nick Perez, joins Department Geology and Geophysics.

Nicholas Perez in an assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. He attended the University of Texas where he received his bachelor’s and doctorate in geological sciences. Perez’s research interests include investigating the dynamics of foreland and hinterland basins during active orogenesis, sediment routing systems, integrating stratigraphy, geochronology, geophysics, and kinematics to link basin and deformation histories, and understanding the role of structural inheritance on deformation and subsidence patterns.

Perez has previous experience as a graduate research and teaching assistant as well as an undergraduate laboratory and field assistant at the University of Texas. In 2014, he was an invited speaker at Texas A&M as well as the University of Texas at Dallas.

Perez has over 10 scientific publications, eight of which he is the main contributor. He has also participated in extensive field experiences in the Andes of Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru, as well as the Canadian Cordillera. His dissertation research integrated stratigraphic, structural and geochronologic constraints to determine the Cenozoic deformation history of the central Andes in southern Peru. Future research interests include the Permian Basin of West Texas, the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, and the Atlas mountains in Morocco.