Senior Research Scientist
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Dr. James (Jamie) Austin is a senior researcher at the Institute for Geophysics, part of the University of Texas/Austin Jackson School of Geosciences. He also serves as the Associate Director for International Relations.
Dr. Austin uses a variety of geophysical tools to examine the stratigraphic and structural evolution of a wide range of continental margin and lake environments around the world. He has worked on many continental margins, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
Recent international collaborative efforts include:
Dr. Austin has also led ocean exploration expeditions aboard the Ocean Exploration Trust vessel Nautilus offshore of Israel (2010, 2011) and Spain (2011), and in the Gulf of Mexico (2012, 2014) and off the east coast of the U.S. (2014) aboard NOAA's Okeanos Explorer.
Dr. Austin holds a B.A. (1973) in geology from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in oceanography (1979) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Applied Ocean Sciences and Engineering.
Dr. Austin will serve an initial five-year term.