Hans-Rudolf Wenk

University of California - Berkeley

Hans-Rudolf Wenk is a CDAC Academic Partner from the University of California - Berkely.  He joined the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at Berkeley in 1967. His research is in crystallography, mineralogy, structural geology and rock deformation. Most recently (see research interests and publications), emphasis has been on understanding seismic anisotropy in the earth by investigating the development of preferred orientation under expreme conditions (temperature and pressure) with neutron diffraction, synchrotron x-rays and electron microscopy. The research is funded by NSF and DOE. He wrote an introductory mineralogy book, published by CambridgeUniversity Press.