ztsickmann@gmail.com

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Education

Ph.D. | Geological Sciences | Stanford University | Sept 2013 - Sept 2018

B.S. | Geoscience (Honors) | Trinity University | 2009-2012


Research Experience

June 2019-Present | Richard T. Buffler Postdoctoral Fellow | Institute for Geophysics | University of Texas at Austin

Projects: Tectonostratigraphy of offshore Mexico and the kinematic and depositional evolution of the offshore Mexican Ridges

2018-Present | Postdoctoral Research Affiliate & Lecturer| Department of Geological Sciences | University of Texas at Austin

Projects: Investigating signal propagation rates in detrital sedimentary systems, tectonic setting and compositional variability of provenance signatures, tectonics of the Andes

2013-2018 | Ph.D. Student | Geological Sciences | Stanford University

Advising Committee: Stephan Graham (advisor), Donald Lowe, Martin Grove, Charles Paull

Thesis: Understanding provenance signatures in active margin basins: Modern central California and the Magallanes-Austral Basin of southern Patagonia

2012-2013 | Research Assistant | Geosciences and Engineering Division | Southwest Research Institute

Projects: Mechanical stratigraphy, extensional deformation and sedimentology of the Eagle Ford Formation, central and west Texas. Structural characterization of the Edwards Aquifer, central Texas

2010-2012 | B.S. Geosciences | Trinity University

Advisor: Kathleen Surpless

Thesis: Provenance analysis of the Winthrop Formation of the Methow Basin, Northern Washington: Evidence for minor post-depositional displacement


Richard T. Buffler Postdoctoral Fellow| University of Texas at Austin | Institute for Geophysics (UTIG)| June 2019 - Present

Lecturer | University of Texas at Austin | Spring 2019 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Affiliate | University of Texas at Austin | Department of Geological Sciences | Fall 2018 - Present

Teaching Assistant | Stanford University | Fall 2017

Research Assistant | Stanford University | Summer 2016 – Summer 2017

Teaching Assistant | Stanford University | Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Research Assistant | Stanford University | Summer 2014 – Summer 2015

Teaching Assistant | Stanford University | Spring 2014

Research Assistant | Stanford University | Fall 2013 – Winter 2014

Appointments


Awards and Funding

Richard T. Buffler Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019-2020 | University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

SPODDS 2013-2018 | Stanford Project on Deep-water Depositional Systems: funded by industry affiliates

McGee-Levorsen Grant 2015-2016 | Stanford University

McGee-Levorsen Grant 2016-2017 | Stanford University

Chevron Graduate Student Fellowship 2016-2017 | Stanford University


Professional Activities

Professional Development

Stanford-KFUPM joint field course | Bahamas | Winter 2017

Shell: Deep Water Depositional Concepts | St. Anthony Falls Laboratory | Summer 2014

Stanford, Houston Aramco-KFUPM joint field course | West Texas | Spring 2014

Session Chair

AGU Fall Meeting 2018 | Integrated application of detrital mineral techniques to sedimentary archives across timescales

AGU Fall Meeting 2017 | Detrital Records of Climate-Driven Changes in Erosion, Sediment Flux, and Deposition from Source to Sink

Member

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Journal Reviewer

Tectonophysics | 2016-present

Journal of Geology | 2017-present

Geosphere | 2018-present

Geoscience Frontiers | 2018-present


Field Work

Patagonia (Chile and Argentina): Sedimentological, stratigraphic, and structural analysis, mapping, geochronology and provenance sample collection. 5 Field Seasons, 30 weeks

New Zealand: Sedimentological, stratigraphic, and structural analysis, mapping, geochronology, thermochronology and provenance sample collection. 4+ weeks

South Africa: Sedimentological, stratigraphic, and structural analysis, mapping, geochronology and provenance sample collection. 6+ weeks

West Texas: Sedimentological, stratigraphic, and structural analysis. 4+ weeks

Northern Washington/British Columbia: Sedimentology, provenance analysis. 2 seasons 8 weeks

Patagonia | Chile & Argentina

New Zealand

South Africa

Northern Washington| British Columbia