Jacqueline Reber

Assistant Professor
Dept: Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Office:253 Science

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.

Google Scholar Profile

Geol 302 - Summer Field Studies
Geol 356 - Structural Geology
Geol 599X - Quantitative Methods in Geology

Recent Publications

M. L. Cooke, J. E. Reber, S. Haq, 2016, Physical experiments of tectonic deformation and processes: Building a strong community, GSA Today, Groundworks, 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, 43.

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.