Bradley R. HackerProfessor
Earth Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9630
Ph.D., University of
California, Los Angeles, 1988
Bradley Hacker received his BS
and MS in Geology from UC Davis in 1982 and 1984, while working for
Apple Computer on Macintosh, Apple II and other products (evidence here).
He completed his doctorate in Geology at UCLA in 1988. He then spent
eight years as a postdoctoral scholar and research associate at
Stanford University, and as a geologist for the US Geological Survey.
He joined the UCSB faculty in 1996. Dr.
Hacker is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological
Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of America, and the Cave
He, his students, postdocs, and affiliated researchers are funded by the National Science
Foundation to work on exciting field, laboratory, and theoretical
studies of tectonics:
Current graduate studentsIf you are interested in joining our group to conduct geochronology–petrology–structural tectonics research, submit an application. When we review graduate-student applications, we evaluate your GPA; GRE scores; breadth, depth and difficulty of completed course work; reference letters from scientists; and statement of purpose. We accept students who have excellent organizational/time-management skills, writing skills, a profound curiosity, an ability to read prodigiously, and a serious work ethic.
Former graduate students
Current Extramural Grants
Previous Extramural Grants
PublicationsSee Supplementary Data tables for additional data relating to articles published or in press.
Analytical Method Development
Development of laser-ablation split-stream (LASS) ICP mass spectrometry, electron-backscatter diffraction, and physical-property calculation methods.
Exhumation of orogen-scale coesite-, diamond-, and former-majorite bearing terranes that formed by subduction of continental crust to depths >100 km.
and Rates of Orogenic Events
Archetypal examples of the formation and refining of continental crust.
Stress, strain rate, and temperatures during core complex formation.
Archetypal examples of the formation of continental crust from oceanic materials.
Zones: Physical properties, seismicity, and seismic anisotropy
Transformations and Rheology
Some material based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.