Tectonic Geology


Tectonics is the science that deals with the structure and properties of the Earths crust and its evolution through time. In particular, it describes the processes of mountain building, the growth and behavior of the strong, old cores of continents known as cratons, and the ways in which the relatively rigid plates that constitute the Earths outer shell interact with each other. The research areas of this department cover all sections of Irans plateau, especially Zagros, Alborz and East Central Iran. This department which was founded in 1984 began master programs in that year and nine years later in 2003 offered Ph.D. program. It has currently master and doctorate students in this field of study.