School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Warwick William Hastie

Senior Lecturer

Dr Hastie teaches rock mechanics, rock engineering and an introductory course in mining. He holds a PhD in structural geology from UKZN, and is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA). 

He has received three awards from the GSSA, including the Haughton Award (2006), Corstophine Medal (2009) and the John Handley Prize (2009) and has also held contract teaching positions at Mount Royal University (Canada). The overarching aim in his geological research is to better understand the myriad ways in which rocks deform and how this may impact society. 

Research interests

  • Structural geology,
  • Rock mechanics,
  • Deformation of rocks,
  • Microstructural processes
  • Mechanics of igneous processes. 

Research profiles