Alan Whittington

Alan Whittington, Ph.D.


Phone: (210) 458-5458
Email: Alan.Whittington@utsa.edu
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Areas of Specialization
  • Petrology
  • Planetary Geology
  • Volcanology


Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Open University
B.A. in Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Dr. Whittington's research interests are in the transport, emplacement and/or and eruption of magma. His group makes high-temperature experimental measurements of rheology and thermal properties of rocks and magmas to understand lava flow emplacement and effusive-explosive transitions on Earth and other planets. His teaching interests are in Volcanology, Rheology of Earth Materials, and Geologic Hazards.