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Dr. Jonathan Mies
UC Foundation R. L. Wilson Professor of Geology
Biology, Geology and Environmental Science
PhD, Geology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990
  jonathan-mies@utc.edu
  423-425-4606
  423-425-2285
  218E Grote Hall
Mies Lab Website

 

Teaching and Research Interests

I routinely teach courses in physical geology, structural geology, tectonics, hydrology, X-ray diffraction, field methods, and geology field experience (Basin and Range, Colorado Plateau, and Central America). During the summer, I also teach at the University of Missouri's Geology Field Camp (Branson Field Laboratory), in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. My current research interests are focused on the origin of joints in folded sedimentary rocks of foreland fold and thrust belts.

 

Recent Publications

Mies, J. W., Holmes, A. E., and Churnet, H. G., 2014, The Costa Rican field experience at UTC: 20 years in the making. Geol. Soc. Am. Abs. with Prog. v. 46, n. 6, p. 47.

Howard, C. W., Mies, J. W., Bodkin, T. E., and Brackett, D. G., 2011, Bentonite-controlled deformation of Middle Ordovician limestone at Chickamauga Dam, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Geol. Soc. Am. Abs. with Prog. v. 43, n. 5, p. 99.

Howard, C. W. (student), and Mies, J. W., 2008, Mineralogy and structural setting of the middle Ordovician T3 bentonite at Chickamauga Dam, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Geol. Soc. Am. Abs. with Prog. v. 40, n. 4, p. 61.

Bodkin, T. E., and Mies, J. W., 2008, X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of human cremains and concrete. American Academy of Forensic Science 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting, February 18-23, 2008, Washington, DC.

Mies, J. W., 2006, Visualization of folds using custom-generated digital elevation models. Geol. Soc. Am. Abs. with Prog. v. 38, n. 3, p. 75.

Mies, J. W., and Holmes, A. E., 2005, Workshop for middle school teachers of earth science in southeastern Tennessee: ingredients for success. Geol. Soc. Am. Abs. with Prog. v. 37, n. 2, p. 8.

 

Contract and Technical Reports

Mies, J. W., 2009, Sieve and X-ray Diffraction Analyses of Sediment from near the Allen, John Sevier, and Kingston Fossil Plants. Contract report provided to Tennessee Valley Authority, October 31, 2009, Chattanooga, TN, 7 p., plus appendices.

Mies, J. W., 2008, X-Ray Diffraction Analyses of Materials from the ATOXIC Site: Trickle Filter Gravel, ZVI Trench Crust, Settling Pond Sediment. Contract report provided to Tennessee Valley Authority, July 30, 2008, Chattanooga, TN, 17 p., plus appendices.

Mies, J. W., 2008, X-Ray Diffraction Analyses of Material Purported to be Human Cremains: John Doe. Contract report provided to William J. Brown & Associates, Attorney at Law, draft August 1, 2008, final report October 3, 2008, Chattanooga, TN, 12 p.

Mies, J. W., 2008, X-Ray Diffraction Analyses of Material Purported to be Human Cremains: Jane Doe. Contract report provided to William J. Brown & Associates, Attorney at Law, draft August 1, 2008, final report October 3, 2008, Chattanooga, TN, 15 p.

Mies, J. W., 2007, X-Ray Diffraction Analyses of Coal Fly Ash from Core Holes COF4 and COF5, Ash Disposal Facilities, Colbert Fossil Power Plant, Tuscumbia, Alabama: COF4, 2 through 48 feet, and COF5, 23 through 39 feet. Contract report provided to Tennessee Valley Authority, July 30, 2007, Chattanooga, TN, 24 p., plus appendices.

Mies, J. W., 2005, X-Ray Diffraction Analyses of Coal Fly Ash from Ash Disposal Facilities at Colbert and Gallatin Fossil Power Plants: COF1 through COF5 and GAF1 through GAF5. Contract report provided to Tennessee Valley Authority, December 15, 2005, Chattanooga, TN, 19 p., plus appendices.

 

Field Trip Guides

Mies, J. W., 2007, Structural Geology and Fold-Related Joints in the Chattanooga Area, Hamilton County, Tennessee, in East Tennessee Geological Society Spring Field Trip Guidebook: Chattanooga and Vicinity, Gardiner, Mark and Mies, J. W., East Tennessee Geological Society, Oak Ridge, TN., 18 p.

 

Workshops

Workshop for Middle School Teachers of Earth Science in Southeastern Tennessee (related to 2005 THEC grant), UTC, Chattanooga, TN, June 8 to June 21, 2006, developed and taught with Ann Holmes (Director).