PhD, University of Minnesota
BS, University of Iowa
My research is in the area of structural geology focused on studying strain, deformation fabric formation, and rheology in naturally deformed rocks. I primarily study shear zones, tectonites including deformed conglomerates, and granite emplacement fabrics at a variety of scales. Most of my work combines field studies with other techniques like petrographic studies, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD, to measure crystallographic orientations in rocks), FTIR (to measure water content in deformed rocks), mathematical modeling, or magnetic fabric studies. Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to study rocks in Spain (Catalonia, Andalusia), Scotland (NW Highlands, Islay), Canada (Ontario, Nova Scotia), and the USA (Wisconsin, Utah, California, Minnesota). Students are collaborators on most of my research projects.
Structural Geology, Advanced Structural Geology, Tectonic History of Wisconsin, Structural Styles Around the World, Conducted Fieldtrips.
Graduate School, UW-Milwaukee Foundation Research Award, 2008
Díaz-Azpiroz, M., Barcos, L., Balanyá, C. C., Fernández, C., Expósito, I., & Czeck, D. M. (2014, November). Testing triclinic transpression models in highly partitioned brittle shear zones. A case study from the Torcal de Antequera massif, External Betics, southern Spain. Journal of Structural Geology
(Part B), 316-336.
Yonkee, W. A., Czeck, D. M., Nachbor, A. C., Barszewski, C. E., Pantone, S., Balgord, E., & Johnson, K. R. (2013, May). Strain accumulation and fluid-rock interaction in a naturally deformed diamictite, Willard thrust system, Utah (USA): Implications for crustal rheology and strain softening. Journal of Structural Geology
Druguet, E., Castaño, L. M., Czeck, D. M., Hudleston, P. J., & Carreras, J. (2012, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). The significance of contorted veins in layered rocks. Geology
Bauer, R. L., Czeck, D. M., Hudleston, P. J., & Tikoff, B. (2011). Structural geology of the subprovince boundaries in the Archean Superior Province of northern Minnesota and adjacent Ontario. Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America, 24, 203–241. Geological Society of America Field Guide.
Carreras, J., Czeck, D. M., Druguet, E., & Hudleston, P. J. (2010, May). Structure and development of an anastomosing network of ductile shear zones. Journal of Structural Geology
Czeck, D. M., Fissler, D. A., Horsman, E., & Tikoff, B. (2009). Strain analysis and rheology contrasts in polymictic conglomerates: an example from the Seine metaconglomerates, Superior Province, Canada. Journal of Structural Geology, 31(11), 1365-1376.