Nicholas C. Davatzes, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair, Earth & Environmental Science
Temple University
1901 N. 13th Street
EES, Beury Hall, Rm 307
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • Structural Geology
  • Geomechanics
  • Stress in the brittle crust
  • Fault zone architecture

Academic Appointments:

  • 2017-present: Chair, Earth and Environmental Science
  • 2014-present: Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
  • 2008-2014: Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Summers 2008, 2009, 2010: Invited Visiting Professor, RES School of Renewable Energy Science, Akureyri, Iceland (1 week condensed Geothermal Drilling and Logging (GEO605) as part of the International M.Sc. degree program in Geothermal Energy Science; Advising of M.Sc. research projects


  • 2004-2007: Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Team, Menlo Park, CA; Advisors: Steve Hickman and Colin Williams, Earthquake Hazards Center
  • 2003-2004: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Rock Fracture Project
  • 1998-2003: Ph.D. Stanford University, Stanford California, Geology, (Advisor: Dr. Atilla Aydin)
  • 1994-1998: B.A. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Majors: Geology (with Honors) and Philosophy





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