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Dr. Aaron S. Yoshinobu

Aaron Yoshinobu  Professor, Structural Geology & Tectonics
Office: 231 Science Building
Phone: (806) 834-7715
Fax: (806) 742-0100

Department of Geosciences, MS 1053,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
Homepage Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, Los Angeles 1999


  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics

I am a structural geologist who explores questions relating to the nature of magma/melt migration and emplacement in the lithosphere and the structural/tectonic evolution of arcs, oceanic spreading centers, and icy satellites. I combine field work with microstructural observations and theoretical models to explain the structural history of these systems. In collaboration with petrologists, geochemists, and geochronologists, I study arc evolution in the US Cordillera and central Norway. My passion is to combine a variety of datasets, observations, and collaborators, to optimally inform our understanding of geologic structures. In addition, I am also interested in the intersection of geology, stone masonry, and the poetics of 20th century American poet Robinson Jeffers. I'm a HUGE SOCCER ADVOCATE (coach/player/observer) and I also like to run trail ultramarathons.


GEOL 3402: Structural Geology

GEOL 3305: Structural Analysis of Hydrocarbon Systems

GEOL 4361/5361: Advanced Structural Geology

GEOL 4362/5362: Tectonics