Petrology

geology professor

Associate Geology Professor, Dr. Meagen Pollock @meagenpollock: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Meagen Pollock CURRENT TITLE: Associate Professor of Geology at a small liberal arts college AREA OF EXPERTISE: I use lava chemistry to understand how volcanoes work. I mostly work on volcanoes that erupt under water or ice. I’m also interested in…
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petroleum

Director, Petroleum Geomechanics, Mark Tingay @CriticalStress_: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Dr. Mark Tingay CURRENT TITLE: Director, Critical Stress Geomechanics and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Adelaide AREA OF EXPERTISE: Petroleum geomechanics, pore pressure prediction, mud volcanoes and tectonics YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 17 EDUCATION: Completed my PhD in petroleum geomechanics in 2003, University of Adelaide….
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Jr. Research Fellow, Structural Geology, Ritabrata @tatairbd: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Ritabrata CURRENT TITLE: Junior Research Fellow AREA OF EXPERTISE: Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology EDUCATION: Currently pursuing a PhD at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, since 2015 (2 years to be completed in July); Master of Science in Geology (highest degree earned…
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lunar

Elemental Lunar Research, Nicci Potts @nicci_potts: GeoProject Series

NAME:  Nicci Potts BACKGROUND:  I’m a postdoctoral researcher in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK). I started out with a BSc in Geological Sciences, University of Leeds, and then I did a MSc in Geochemistry also…
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Research Assistant, Tectonics, Vivan Sorab @VivanSorab: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Vivan Sorab CURRENT TITLE:  Research Assistant AREA OF EXPERTISE: Tectonics and sedimentology, thermochronology, geochemistry YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3.5 (3 in industry, the rest in academia) What’s your job like? I’m studying landscape evolution in the Himalayas of North East India using Fission…
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moon rock

PostDoc Researcher, Lunar Volatiles, Nicci Potts @nicci_potts: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Nicci Potts CURRENT TITLE:  Postdoctoral Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Experimental petrology, volatile elements, planetary interiors, lunar volatiles, lunar petrology. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  7 years experience [I spent a year as a research assistant during my MSc, 2 years MSc, 4 years…
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Climate Researcher, Ritwika Sengupta @ritwika_s: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Ritwika Sengupta CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Student in environmental research – climate AREA OF EXPERTISE: My research is focused on the Early Cretaceous, during which there are global climatic changes. I focus particularly on the Valanginian event – around 130 million years…
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environmental geologist

Environmental Geologist, Kevin McAndrews @kevincobarno: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Kevin McAndrews CURRENT TITLE:  Project Manager and Environmental Geologist AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Environmental consulting, contaminate remediation, hydrogeology, and vapor intrusion YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  5 years at a small environmental consulting firm EDUCATION:  Bachelors of Science in Geological Sciences, Salem…
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volcanic experiment

Assistant Professor, Volcanology, Alison Graettinger @AlisonGraetting: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Alison Graettinger UPDATED POST: DECEMBER 30, 2016 NEW TITLE: Assistant Professor AREA OF EXPERTISE: Volcanology CAREER UPDATE: Following 3.5 years of life as a postdoc, I have now started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences…
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Researcher, Sedimentology, Zain Rahman @IamZainRahman: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Zain Rahman CURRENT TITLE:  Post Graduate Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Sedimentology, Micro paleontology, Petroleum Geology, Petrophysics EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science (Geology) in 2013 from Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan; Master of Science (Geology) in 2015 from Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan….
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Volcanology

PhD Candidate, Volcanology, Geoff Lerner @Tyranakisaurus: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Geoff Lerner CURRENT TITLE: PhD Candidate (University of Auckland, New Zealand) EXPERTISE: Volcanology and Paleomagnetism EXPERIENCE: 4 years doing research EDUCATION: MSc Geology (Università degli studi Milano-Bicocca, Italy), MS Geology (Michigan Tech University, United States), BS Geological Sciences (Tufts…
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Alps

Research Fellow, Tectonochemistry, Chris Spencer @travelinggeolog: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Chris Spencer CURRENT TITLE:  Research Fellow, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University, Australia AREA OF EXPERTISE: Tectonochemistry YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Since birth (I was born a geologist) EDUCATION:  BSc in Geology: Brigham Young University 2009 MSc in Geology: Brigham Young…
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volcanology

Doctorate Researcher, Volcanology, Jamie Farquharson @JI_Farquharson: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Jamie Farquharson CURRENT TITLE:  Doctorate Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Volcanic rock deformation, permeability of volcanic systems. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3 years of PhD research. EDUCATION:  PhD in Experimental Volcanology (University de Strasbourg, France); MSc in Volcanology and Geological Hazards…
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