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Alexis K. Ault

Utah State University
Associate Professor

Expertise: earthquake geology, fault rock thermochronometry, noble gas systematics
About Me Publications
Alexis Ault is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Utah State University. She received her BA in Geology and Political Science at Wellesley College, her MSc at University of New Mexico, and her PhD at the University of Colorado, Boulder, followed by an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Arizona. Her research sits at the intersection of thermochronometry, fault mechanics, and tectonics, and she integrates geological, nanotextural, and geochemical data to understand the dates, rates, and states of deformation in exhumed and experimental fault rocks. She is the recipient of a NSF CAREER award and the Early Career Award from the International Standing Committee of Thermochronology. Alexis is committed to broadening participation of underserved groups in STEM through a CAREER grant-supported program she developed to engage local middle school students in earthquake research and involvement in USU’s Native American Student Mentoring Program.