John Ruck

John Ruck

PhD Candidate

Hayden Hall 469


B.A. Geosciences/Business, Franklin and Marshall College (2020)

  • Thesis: Properties and mechanisms of transport of colluvial sediment in relict lobate landforms on hillslopes south of the Last Glacial Maximum ice margin, Pennsylvania, and possible associations with Late Pleistocene permafrost 
Research Group
Jerolmack Group
Research Interests

Rheology of ice-debris mixtures and permafrost thaw

Using robotics to measure intrusion/shear forces in granular media

Mechanical controls on soil strength


Courses Taught

EESC2600 - Stratigraphy


Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists

Geoscience Founders Society