Teaching and Research within the SRB Project are aimed at understanding the physical properties of Earth materials, and how those properties evolve under in conditions of stress, pore fluid pressure, and temperature. The overall program is directed by Profs. Tiziana Vanorio and Tapan Mukerji. Professor Vanorio directs the Rock Physics Group and the Stanford Rock Physics Laboratory group.
The SRB was founded in 1977 by Prof. Amos Nur. Our research is funded by an affiliate's group of energy companies, the US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, GCEP, and the USGS.