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Douglas R. Schmitt

Professor of Geophysics and Physics

Canada Research Chair in Rock Physics

Department of Physics

University of Alberta


Office: CCIS 3-091

phone: (780) 492-3985

Rock Physics Lab CCIS L2-053

phone: (780) 492-1054


Alternate Email:


Research Interests: The essence of my research program focuses on the understanding of the physical properties of earth materials. The novelty of this program is that we address these issues in both the laboratory and the field. Recent field projects have taken the group to Africa, Antarctica, Europe, and New Zealand in addition to numerous locations in Canada and the U.S.


Area: Geophysics, Rock Physics & Geomechanics, Scientific Drilling, Crustal Stress Determination, Optical Interferometry


Fall 2011:

Geophysics 436 - Field School

Geophysics 620 - Rock Physics & Mechanics


Winter 2012

Physics 599 - Advanced Geomechanics I (1 credit)

Selected Publications:



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