Marie Jackson, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Research Professor, Geology & Geophysics


  • Bachelor of Science, Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Doctorat d'Université , Géologie Structurale et Tectonophysique, Université de Nantes, France. Project: Structures des filons dans les massifs de péridotite
  • Ph. D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. Project: Deformation of host rocks during growth of igneous domes, southern Henry Mountains, Utah

Research Summary

My collaborative investigations in pyroclastic volcanism, mineralogy, materials and archaeological science investigate mineral cements in young basalt at Surtsey volcano, Iceland, and ancient Roman concrete. We apply Roman methods of concrete production to environmentally-friendly, glass-based analog concretes. An innovative arc-fracture test measures ductility, fracture toughness and repair. Physical property measurements describe rapid consolidation of tephra in Surtsey basaltic drill cores.

Website, Geology & Geophysics

Surtsey@50Years, Blogspace, ICDP SUSTAIN drilling program at Surtsey Volcano,