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E-mail: ave@rice.edu
Phone: (713) 348-4889
Office: 122 Keith-Wiess Geology Labs

Hans G. Avé Lallement

Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Earth Science

Born: Benkulu, Indonesia; May 2, 1938

U.S. Citizen: 1980

Education: University of Leiden (The Netherlands)

BA Geology, 1960;
MA Geology, 1964;
Ph.D. Geology, 1967

Experience:

1967 - 1970 Postdoctoral fellow, Yale University
1970 - 1974 Assistant Professor, Rice University
1974 - 1981 Associate Professor, Rice University
1976 - 1977 Visiting Assoc. Prof., State Univ. of New York
at Stony Brook
1981 - Present Professor, Rice University
1984 - 1985 Visiting Professor, Universite de Paris (6)
1980 - 1983 Vice Chairman, Department of Geology, Rice University
1986 - 1989 Chairman, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics,
Rice University
1989 - 1993 Geological Society of America South-Central Section:
Management Board (1991 - 1992:
Vice Chairman, 1992 - 1993: Chairman;
1992 General Chairman, 26th Annual Meeting)
1991 - 1994 National Science Foundation: Tectonics Program Panel
1994 - 1996 Member Committee on the Penrose Medal Award;
Geological Society of America
1995 Co-convener Symposium on Caribbean Tectonics
and Geology, Geological Society of America
Annual Meeting, New Orleans
1997 Convener Workshop on "Evolution of the eastern
Caribbean - South American plate boundary zone:
Transpression, volcanic arc accretion,
and orogenic float" at Rice University, October 3 and 4.
2001 F.C. Donders Guest Professorship, Utrecht University,
The Netherlands
2001 Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History,
New York City

Editorial positions:

1980 - 1998 Associate Editor Tectonophysics
1992 - 1998 Associate Editor Geological Society of America Bulletin
1995 - 1996 Guest co-editor Special Volume dedicated to
Neville L. Carter, Tectonophysics
1996. Guest co-editor "Architecture of a fold and thrust belt:
Central Brooks Range, Arctic Alaska,"
Geological Society of America Special Paper 324.

Professional Affiliations:

Geological Society of America
American Geophysical Union
Houston Geological Society
Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands
American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Honors:

Basic Research Award (1981) from U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics (National Academy of Science, National Research Council, National Academy of Engineering)
Corresponding Member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, Fellow of the Geological Society of America, Sigma Xi

Research Statement

My research deals mainly with the kinematics of deformation in convergent and transform plate boundaries. The areas I am working in today are in Venezuela (Leeward Antilles, Cordillera de la Costa belt, Villa de Cura complex, Serrania del Interior foreland fold and thrust belt), and Guatemala. In all these areas, plate convergence was or still is strongly oblique to subparallel to the plate boundary zone. In such cases of oblique convergence, displacement partitioning occurs. The (sub)normal component of the convergence vector causes orogen- or arc-(sub)normal shortening (folds, thrust faults); the orogen- or arc-parallel component causes simple-shear deformation and plate-boundary-parallel migration of the forearc and often of the arc region. If the arc is arcuate (the general case), arc-parallel extension might occur (arc-perpendicular normal faults).

Publications

Avé Lallemant, H.G., Levander, A., Zelt, C.A., Magnani, M.B, Guedéz Parra, M.C., and Clark, S.A. "Anomalous high seismic velocity zones along major strike-slip faults in the collision belt of coastal Venezuela: Results of the BOLIVAR project." American Geophysical Union (Dec. 6-9, 2004).

Beardsley, A.G., and Avé Lallemant, H.G. "Brittle deformation history and rotation of the Leeward Antilles island arc." American Geophysical Union (Dec 2005).

Avé Lallemant, H.G.., Francis, A.H., Sisson, V.B., Hemming, S. R., Roden-Tice, M., Brueckner, H.K., Harlow, G.E., and Chiquín, M. "Two jadeitite belts in the Motagua Valley fault zone, Guatemala: two subduction events or one subduction event with retrogression? ." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 37 (2005): 67-8.

Ostos, M., Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Sisson, V.B., 2005, The alpine-type Tinaquillo peridotite complex, Venezuela: Fragment of a Jurassic rift zone? in Avé Lallemant, and Sisson, V.B., eds., Caribbean / South American plate interaction, venezuela, Geological Society of America Special Paper 394, p. 207-222.

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Sisson, V.B. "Prologuein Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Sisson, V.B. eds, Caribbean / South American plate interactions, Venezuela: ." Caribbean / South American plate interactions, Venezuela: Geological Society of America Special Paper 394 (2005): 1-5.

Ostos, M., Yoris, F., and Avé Lallemant, H.G., 2005, Overview of the southeast Caribbean / South American plate boundary zone, in Avé Lallemant, and Sisson, V.B., eds., Caribbean / South American plate interactions, Venezuela: Geological Society of America Special Paper 394, p. 53- 90.

Sisson, V.B., Avé Lallemant, H.G., Ostos, M., Blythe, A.E., Snee, L.W., Copeland, P., Wright, J.E., Donelick, R.A., and Guth, L.R., 2005, Overview of radiometric ages in three allochthonous belts of northern Venezuela: Old ones, new ones, and their impact on regional geology, in Avé Lallemant, and Sisson, V.B., eds., Caribbean / South American plate interactions, Venezuela: Geological Society of America Special Paper 394, p.91-118.

Sorensen, S.S., Sisson, V.B., Harlow, G.E., and Avé Lallemant, H.G., "Geochemistry of a jadeitite-serpentinite contact, Guatemala." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 37 (2005): 125.

Sorensen, S.S., Sisson, V.B., and Avé Lallemant, H.G., 2005, Geochemical evidence for possible trench provenance and fluid-rock histories, Cordillera de la Costa eclogite belt, Venezuela, in Avé Lallemant, and Sisson, V.B., eds., Caribbean / South American plinteractions, Venezuela: Geological Society of America Special Paper 394, p. 173-192.

Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Sisson, V.B., 2005, Exhumation of eclogites and blueschists in northern Venezuela: Constraints from kinematic analysis of deformation structures, in Avé Lallemant, and Sisson, V.B., eds., Caribbean / South American plate interactions, Venezuela: Geological Society of America Special Paper 394, p. 193-206.

Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Sisson, V.B., 2005, Epilogue, in Avé Lallemant, and Sisson, V.B., eds., Caribbean / South American plate interactions, Venezuela: Geological Society of America Special Paper 394, p. 329-330.

Geological Society of America Special Paper 394

Beardsley, A.G., Avé Lallemant, H.G., "BOLIVAR: Tectonic history based on brittle deformation features of the Netherlands Leeward Antilles island arc:." EOS (Transactions of the American Geophysical Union), 85 (47) (2004): F1714.

Levander, A., Mann, P., Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Schmitz, M., "BOLIVAR: The SE Caribbean continental dynamics project: ." EOS (Transactions of the American Geophysical Union), 32 (1) (2004): 17-20.

Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Sisson, V.B. "Kinematic interpretation of poly-deformational structures in the Cordillera de la Costa belt, northern Venezuela." Geological Society of America Special Paper (2004).(In Press)

Sisson, V.B., Avé Lallemant, H.G., Ostos, M., Guth, Copeland, P., Snee, L.W., Donelick, R.E., Blythe, A.E., and Wright, J.E. "Overview of radiometric ages (U/Pb, Rb/Sr, 40Ar/39Ar, zircon and apatite fission-track and 14C) in the allochthonous belts of northern Venezuela." Geological Society of America Special Paper (2004).(In Press)

Ostos, M., Yoris, F., and Avé Lallemant, H.G. "Overview of the geology of the southeast Caribbean / South American plate boundary zone." Geological Society of America Special Paper (2004).(In Press)

Ostos, M., Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Sisson, V.B. "Tinaquillo peridotite complex, Venezuela: fragment of a Jurassic rift zone." Geological Society of America Special Paper (2004).(In Press)

Harlow, G.E., Hemming, S.R., Avé Lallemant, H.G. Sisson, V.B., and Sorensen, S.S. "Two HP-LT serpentinite-matrix mélange belts, Motagua fault zone, Guatemala: A record of Aptian and Maastrichtian collisions." Geology, 32 (1) (2004): pp. 17-20.

John, A.M., Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Altamira-Areyan, A., "BOLIVAR: Deformation history of the Villa de Cura blueschist belt, Venezuela: ." EOS (Transactions of the American Geophysical Union), 85 (47) (2004): F1715.

Pennock, G.M., Drury, M.R., and Avé Lallemant, H.G. "Grain size reduction and deformation mechanisms in ultra-fine grained shear zones from the Lherz mantle peridotite." EOS (Transactions of the American Geophysical Union), 84 (46) (2003): F1422.

Harlow, G.E., Sisson, V.B., Avé Lallemant, H.G., Sorensen, S.S., and Seitz, R. "High-pressure, metasomatic rocks along the Motagua fault zone, Guatemala." Ofioliti, 28 (2) (2003): 115-120.

Sahm, E., Hemming, S.R., and Avé Lallemant, H.G. "Lawsonite eclogite and other high-pressure assemblages in the southern Motagua fault zone, Guatemala Implications for Chortms collision and subduction zones." Geological Society of America Abstracts and Programs, 34 (7) (2003): 639.

Sisson, V.B., Harlow, G.E., Avé Lallemant, H.G., Hemming, S., and Sorensen, S.S. "Two belts of jadeitite and other high-pressure rocks in serpentinites, Motagua fault zone, Guatemala." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 34 (4) (2003): 75.

Apel,E.V., Oldow, J.S., Lewis, D.S., Avé Lallemant, H.G., Avé Lallemant, H. "Transpressional strain partitioning and the compatibility of GPS velocities and earthquake focal mechanisms in the Aleutian arc." EOS (Trans. Am. Geophys. Union), 83 (2002): T62B.

Sisson, V.B., Harlow, G.E., Hemming, S., Sorensen, S.S., Avé Lallemant, H.G. "Jadeitite and eclogite occurrances along the Motagua suture zone, Guatemala." International Mineralogist Association Abstracts (2002): 221-222.

Avé Lallemant, H.G., Sisson, V.B. "Geodynamic evolution of northern Venezuela." Transactions XI Venezuelan Geophysical Congress (2002): 19.

Sorensen, S.S., Sisson, V.B., and Avé Lallemant, H.G. "Tectonogeochemistry of the Cordillera de la Costa eclogite belt, Venezuela." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 33 (2001): A-250.

Sisson, V.B., and Avé Lallemant, H.G. "Evolution of the Cretaceous to Recent orogenic belt of northern Venezuela." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 33 (2001): A-154.

Avé Lallemant, H.G., Oldow, J.S., and Lewis, D.S. "Displacement partitioning, boundary-parallel terrane migration, and arc-parallel extension in the Aleutian Islands based on structural analysis and GPS geodesy." EOS [Transactions of the American Geophysical Union], 82 (47) (2001): F1111.

Avé Lallemant, H.G., Harlow, G.E., Sorensen, S.S., Sisson, V.B., Htun, Han, and Soe, Myint "The Nansibon jade mines, Myanmar: Structure and tectonics." EOS [Transactions of the American Geophysical Union], 81 (2000): F1108.

Avé Lallemant, H.G., and Oldow, J.S. "Active displacement partitioning and arc-parallel extension of the Aleutian volcanic arc based on Global Positioning System geodesy and kinematic analysis." Geology, 28 (2000): 739-742.

Harlow, G., Sisson, V.B., Sorensen, S.S., Seitz, R., Avé Lallemant, H.G., Avé Lallemant, H. "High pressure in the Motagua fault zone Jadeitites: Implications for the tectonics of emplacement and geochemical processes." Program and abstracts IGCP-433 Workshop and 2nd Italian-Latin American Geological Meeting.

Gordon, M.B., Pall-Gordon, C., Avé Lallemant, H.G., Avé Lallemant, H. "The Jocotan-Chamelecon fault zone, Honduras." IGCP 433 Workshop and 2nd Italian-Latin American Geological Meeting.

Presentations

"Geodynamic evolution of northern Venezuela." Sociedad Venezolana de Ingenieros Geofisicos, Caracas, Venezuela. (19 November 2002) With Sisson, V.B.

"Arc-parallel extension and exhumation of blueschists and eclogites." University of Houston, Department of Geosciences. (November 10, 2000)

"Does arc-parallel stretching contribute to exhumation of eclogites and blueschists: Example from Venezuela." Lecture Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht (The Netherlands). (03/30/2001)

"Tectonic evolution of allochthonous belts of northern Venezuela." Conoco Oil, Houston. (February 24, 1998)

"Will the Aleutian Island Arc of Alaska return to Russia? Evidence based on finite and GPS strain studies." F.C. Donders Guest Professorship lecture, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht (The Netherlands). (06/21/2001)

Theses

L.M. Stiles, Masters. "Geochemical evidence for island-arc origin of the Villa de Cura blueschist belt, Venezuela." (2000).

Brian D. Locke, Masters. "Thermal evolution of the Eastern Serrania del Interior fold and thrust belt, Northeastern Venezuela, based on apatite fission track analyses." (2001).

Ashley Francis, MA. "Two High-pressure/Low-temperature metamorphic belts along the Motagua fault zone, Guatemala." (2005).(Thesis or Dissertation Director)

Alastair John, Ph.D. "Structural, Geochronologic, Pressure/Temperature fluid-inclusion studies of the Villa de Cura blueschist belt, Venezuela." (2005).(Thesis or Dissertation Director)

Ashley Hunt Francis, M. S. "Deformation History of the Maya and Chortís Blocks: Insight to the Evolution of the Motagua Fault Zone, Guatemala." (2005).(Thesis or Dissertation Director)

Jaime Gonzalo Perez De Armas, Ph.D. "Tectonic and Thermal History of the Western Serrania del Interior Foreland Fold and Thrust Belt and Guarico Basin, North Central Venezuela: Implications of New Apatite Fission Track Analysis and Seismic Interpretation." (2005).(Thesis or Dissertation Director)

Mikala S. Beig, Ph.D. "Feldspar dissolution kinetics and equilibrium: Implications for natural and engineered systems." (2005).(Committee Member)

Outreach Activities

Geol. 508: Earth Science (K-12): Field trip leader


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