Patrick Fulton

Assistant Professor
Cornell University

Telephone: (979) 845-0132


My research focuses on hydrologic and thermal processes within fault zones and their role in controlling fault slip behavior or in providing insightful signatures within fault rocks and borehole observations. Some of my research also has applications associated with understanding fluxes of heat, solutes, and hydrocarbons through seafloor vents and hydrothermal basins. In general, these efforts involve a combination of hydrogeology, thermal geophysics, and geomechanics and utilize field and laboratory data in combination with modeling to test hypotheses.


Ph.D., Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
B.S., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
A.S., Science, Young Harris College, 1999

Professional Positions

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, 2016 - present
Assistant Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012 - 2015
Research Scientist Associate V, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012
UTIG Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010 - 2012
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Oregon State University 2008 - 2010