The Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award promotes research combining structural geology and diagenesis, and curriculum development in structural diagenesis. To help promote the cross disciplinary emphasis of this annual award, the Sedimentary Geology and Structural Geology & Tectonics Divisions have been designated to jointly select the recipient. The award alternates between being awarded by the Sedimentary Geology Division and Structural Geology & Tectonics Division.
Graduate students, postgraduate researchers and faculty are eligible.
This award supports studies of fracturing and the diagenetic processes, such as cement precipitation and dissolution, that govern the geomechanical evolution of diagenetically-altered fractured sedimentary rocks. The award highlights interdisciplinary techniques in structural geology and sedimentary petrology, and their applications in recovery of resources and sequestration of material in sedimentary basins.
For more information for the 2023 award, please see the Sedimentary Division award page.