Earth and Ocean Sciences

Dr. Peter Haproff

Assistant Professor of Geology

DeLoach 106
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Fax: 910 962-7077

Structural Geology and Tectonics

B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara (2011)
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (2018)

GLY 125: Natural Disasters
GLY 441: Structural Geology
GLY 443/543: Tectonics
GLY 470: Field Course in Geology
GLY 480/592: Collisional Tectonics
GLY 480/592: Geology of Asia
GEO 502: Technical Communication in Geoscience

Research Interests:
Dr. Peter Haproff is a field-based structural geologist who studies lithospheric deformation and magmatism during tectonic processes throughout Earth’s history. Active research includes the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the easternmost Himalaya, relationships between faulting and volcanism across rift zones, the nature of early Earth tectonics, and landscape evolution resulting from the interactions of tectonics, erosion, and climate change. His research integrates geologic field mapping and structural studies with geochronology, thermochronology, thermobarometry, geochemistry, and analysis of satellite imagery and geodetic data to solve first-order tectonic problems.