Stephen E Laubach


Stephen E Laubach
Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Phone: +1 512 471 1534, +1 512 471 6303
Email: steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu
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Stephen E. Laubach is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau Economic Geology where he leads the fracture and structural diagenesis programs. The focus of the structural diagenesis effort is a new research and training paradigm in sedimentary geochemistry and structural geology (see Journal of Structural Geology, 2010, v. 32, p. 1866-1872). Laubach's research includes structural diagenesis, fundamentals of fracture development in rock, fractured and unconventional reservoirs, natural fracture/hydraulic fracture interaction, and microstructural methods in structural geology research.

As a member of the AAPG Executive Committee and AAPG Elected Editor from 2010-2013 he founded AAPG's Chas. H. Taylor Fellowship in support of scientific publishing (2012), played a leading role in founding AAPG's AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division (2012-2013), was instrumental in the launch of new SEG-AAPG journal Interpretation (2012), restructured the editorial board of AAPG Bulletin (2012), founded the AAPG Books Editorial Board, and instituted AAPG Bulletin's online Ahead of Print publishing and Notable Papers recognition. For the Geological Society of London he was a Co-opted Member of the Petroleum Group Committee from 2008 to 2012. In 2019, he because an Editor of Journal of Structural Geology. From 2014 he was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Structural Geology. He served from 2015-2016 as Executive Editor, Society of Petroleum Engineers journal SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering. He was elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2016.

Laubach was a Distinguished Lecturer for AAPG in 2010-2011 and Distinguished Lecturer for SPE in 2003-2004. He was a member of the Committee to Assess the Science Proposed for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory, National Research Council, 2010-2011 and the Committee on Advanced Drilling Technologies, National Research Council, 1992-1994. He served as co-Chairman of the First North American Rock Mechanics Symposium in 1994. From 2013 to 2015 he served as a Member, Council on Earth Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, and from 2015 he serves on the Council on Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences.

Laubach founded and leads the Fracture Research and Application Consortium and the Structural Diagenesis Initiative, and supervises graduate student research in structural geology and structural diagenesis in the Jackson School of Geosciences.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1986 and a B.S. from Tufts University in 1978.

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