Jacob A. Tielke

I am a geophysicist interested in the interaction of fluids with rocks and ice. To that end, I perform laboratory experiments that recreate extreme conditions ranging from Earth's interior to the surface of other planetary bodies in our solar system. My current focus is using experimental techniques to learn how to efficiently and permanently store carbon dioxide in rocks to help mitigate the long-term consequences of climate change.

Fields of Interest

carbon mineralization, rock and ice mechanics, rheology, laboratory experiments


Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Minnesota, 2015

M.S., Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2010

B.S., Earth Science (honors), University of South Dakota, 2008