I am looking for 2 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.) to join my research group in Fall 2020 to be part of projects recently funded by NSF (Frontier Research in Earth Sciences) and the American Chemical Society (Petroleum Research Fund). I welcome applications from motivated students who are interested in using a combination of lab-, field-, and modeling-based approaches to solve pressing Earth science questions, including candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives! Please contact me (Dr. Glenn Sharman, gsharman@uark.edu) for more information.


Photos from recent fieldwork to Kalli Dubois’ field area – the Hanna Basin of southeastern Wyoming.

3D outcrop model of the Dinosaur Canyon Member of the Moenave Formation.


Panoramic view of Snow Canyon, Utah, from the recent Arkansas Spring Break field trip, let by Celina and Andy.


Here's a Wordle of abstracts from my peer-reviewed articles (see Publications page). "Sediment", "Deposit", and "Basin" came out on top with 64, 52, and 39 occurrences each!

Some of the first detrital zircon U-Pb ages produced from the Trace Element and Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory (TRAIL) at the University of Arkansas! These data are from a 13,000 year old sample from a submarine fan offshore southern California

I'm excited to announce a new project with Devon Energy on using 3D Digital Outcrop Modeling as an Analog for Subsurface Reservoir Characterization! I am looking for a motivated M.S. student to work on this project, starting Fall 2018. Please contact Dr. Glenn Sharman (gsharman@uark.edu) if interested.


Sam Johnstone and I recently coauthored a paper in Earth and Planetary Science Letters called Sediment Unmixing using Detrital Geochronology. This figure illustrates forward mixing models using a number of different goodness-of-fit metrics.