Exciting news! We're transitioning to the Statewide California Earthquake Center. Our new website is under construction, but we'll continue using this website for SCEC business in the meantime. We're also archiving the Southern Center site to preserve its rich history. A new and improved platform is coming soon!

Gary Axen

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Professor of Geology

Expertise: Structural Geology and Tectonics, especially of brittle rocks. Emphasis on extensional tectonism and evolution and mechanics of slip on low-angle normal faults (misoriented faults). Expertise on evolution of the Gulf of California and Gulf Extensional Province; extensional and thrust tectonics in the Great Basin; tectonic evolution of Iran.
About Me Publications
2005-present: Associate Professor and Professor of Geology, New Mexico Tech
1995-2005: Assistant and Associate Professor of Geology, UCLA
1992-1995: Investigador Titular, CICESE, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
1991-1992: Postdoc & Instructor, Harvard University; Visiting Instructor, MIT
1987-1991: PhD student, Harvard University; PhD 1991
1982-1987: Instructor, Northern Arizona University
1981-1982: Visiting Instructor, Idaho State University
1980-1981: Consulting Geologist, HydroGeoChem, Inc., Tucson, AZ, Instructor UNLV
1975-1980: student, MIT; BS and MS 1980