| Geodesy and Tectonophysics Laboratory



GNSS site in Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda

Our work entails measuring the Earth's surface motions with millimeter precision and using computational modeling to understand the physical processes driving Earth's volcanoes, earthquakes, and continental deformation.

PhD student Emmanuel Njinju published his first article in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research! Terrestrial heat flow in the Malawi Rifted Zone, East Africa: Implications for tectono-thermal inheritance in continental rift basins

Welcome undergraduate researcher Israel Memo!

Josh Jones passed his preliminary exams! Congratulations new PhD candidate!

D. Sarah Stamps had a great visit to Penn State over Spring Break 2019 and the University of Memphis in April.

Josh R. Jones published his first paper in G-Cubed! Evidence for slip on a border fault triggered by magmatic processes in an immature continental rift

2019 G-Cubed: A geodetic strain rate field and tectonic velocity model for China, Rui and Stamps

Congratulations Emmanuel Njinju, PhD student, for receiving the AGU GeoPRISMS student award honorable mention!

GTL members represented the laboratory in the Virginia Tech ICAT Science Day 2018.

Congratulations Jessica Schobelock for earning your Msc degree!!! GTL's first graduate! She's now in the tech industry at Capitol One.

Congratulations Laboratory Assistant Lidia Guerra for getting a summer semester program in DC this summer (2018)!

Congratulations Undergraduate Researcher Sean Malloy for obtaining a UNAVCO summer internship and a job at UNAVCO.

Congratulations PhD student Josh Jones for obtaining a UCAR summer internship.

Msc student Jessica Schobelock presented a poster at the 2018 Seismological Society of America meeting in Miami, FL. Good job earning the SSA travel scholarhip!

Stamps gave a CIG Distinguished Lecturer presenation at Hampton University.

2018 Nature: Scientific Reports paper on a Geodetic Strain Rate Model for the East African Rift System

Welcome undergraduate researchers Sarah Morgan and Ryan Roane Spring 2018!

GTL welcomes Jared Guzman as an undergraduate researcher until end of Fall semester 2017!

Welcome Research Scholar Dr. Rui Xu from the Sichuan Earthquake Bureau, China (2017-2018).

GTL members represented the laboratory in the Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences, GeoFair and Mineral Sale.

GTL researchers presented at the 2017 Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research Mixer

Research featured in National Geographic Society story 'Mountain of God' preparing to Erupt'.

Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences welcomes new Department Chair Professor Steve Holbrook

The Geodesy and Tectonophysics Laboratory welcomes new PhD student Emmanuel Njinju Fall 2017

Stamps became a 2017-2018 NSF Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics Distinguished Lecturer

Stamps awarded 2016-2017 EarthCube Community Service and Leadership Award

$1.4 million transdisciplinary NSF EarthCube Integration project approved for funding and led by our group