Elizabeth Catlos joined the Dept. of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin as an Associate Professor in 2009. Before her appointment at UT, Catlos was at Oklahoma State University, where she had been on the faculty since 2001. She was a UT Austin Harrington Fellow from 2007-2008, and spent the 2008-2009 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in the Dept. Geological Engineering at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. In the summer of 2015, she was a visiting faculty member at UCLA and spent part of Fall 2017 as a Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at Heidelberg University, Germany. Catlos' research interests are in developing and applying petrochemical and geochemical techniques to the study of lithosphere dynamics. She uses geochemical and geochronological data to create and constrain models for heat, mass, and fluid flow along major fault systems.