275 Science I
Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Ph.D. Geology, University of Oslo, Norway, 2012
M.Sc. Geology and Geochemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2009
B.Sc. Geosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2007
I am a structural geologist interested in the interaction and coexistence of brittle and ductile structures in rocks. To investigate the impact of complex rheologies on the formation of such structures I am using a combination of physical modeling, numerical modeling, and field work. In the structural experiment lab at ISU I use a wide variety of analog materials ranging from silicone and sand to polymers to simulate the behavior of rock in different deformation regimes. I combine the lab results with field observations and numerical models to investigate the physical processes leading to stunning and complex deformation patterns in nature.
Research Group Webpage: https://structure.ge-at.iastate.edu/
GEOL 324 Structural Geology (Spring 2016)
GEOL 599X Quantitative methods in Geology (Fall 2016)
M. L. Cooke, J. E. Reber, S. Haq, 2016, Physical experiments of tectonic deformation and processes: Building a strong community, Groundworks GSA Today, v.26, no.12, p.36-37.
S. Lee, J. E. Reber, N.W., Hayman, M.F. Wheeler, 2016, Investigation of wing crack formation with a combined phase-field and experimental approach, Geophysical Research Letter
J. E. Reber, L.L. Lavier, N. W. Hayman, 2015, Experimental demonstration of a semi-brittle origin for crustal strain transients, Nature Geoscience 8, 712-715
S. Jammes, L. L. Lavier, J. E. Reber, 2015, Delocalization of deformation in a polymineralic material, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120
J. E. Reber, N. W. Hayman, L. L. Lavier, 2014, Stick-slip and creep behavior in lubricated granular material: Insight into the brittle-ductile transition, Geophysical Research Letter, 41, 3471-3477
J. E. Reber, M. Dabrowski, O. Galland, D. W. Schmid, 2013, Sheath fold morphology in simple shear. Journal of Structural Geology 53, 15-26.
J. E. Reber, O. Galland, P. R. Cobbold, C. Le Carlier de Veslud, 2013, Experimental study of sheath fold development around a weak inclusion in a mechanically layered matrix, Tectonophysics 586, 130-144.
J. E. Reber, M. Dabrowski, D. W. Schmid, 2012, Sheath fold formation around slip surfaces, Terra Nova 24, 417-421.
J. E. Reber, S. M. Schmalholz, J.-P Burg, 2010, Stress orientation and fracturing during three-dimensional buckling: Numerical simulation and application to chocolate-tablet structures in folded turbidites, SW Portugal. Tectonophysics 493, 187-795.