Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Faculty and Instructors

Brian W. Romans
Assistant Professor of Geology

2043A Derring Hall
+1.540.231.2234 (Phone)
+1.540.231.3386 (FAX)

Mailing Address:
4044 Derring Hall (0420)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Ph.D., Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 2008
M.S., Geology, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
B.A., Geology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997


My research is in the field of sedimentary systems analysis with specific interests in clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, sedimentation and tectonics, deep-sea sedimentary processes, and paleoceanography. My research aims to understand sedimentation across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales using an integrated, source-to-sink approach.

My students and I study ancient and modern sedimentary systems using outcrop, subsurface, and Earth-surface data to address geologic problems related to tectonic and/or climatic change as well as the relationship of intrinsic sedimentary dynamics to patterns observed in the stratigraphic record. Much of this research has implications for improving prediction and characterization of subsurface stratigraphy, which has led to acquiring research funding from the petroleum industry.

Please go to my research group website to view/download my published papers:

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