Group Members


Current Graduate Students

David Gates

M.S., 2018-Present, Three-Dimensional Digital Outcrop Modeling as an Analog for Subsurface Reservoir Characterization of the STACK Play, Oklahoma

Jordan Oefinger

M.S., 2018-Present, Sedimentology and Chemostratigraphy of the Triassic-Jurassic Transition, Colorado Plateau

Adam Ball

M.S., 2018-Present, Multi-Proxy Provenance Analysis of the Stevens Sandstone, San Joaquin Basin, California

Isaac Johnson

M.S., 2019-Present, Global Prediction of Sediment Composition

Linnea Johnson

M.S., 2019-Present, Provenance of Upper Mississippian Silt, Anadarko-Arcoma Basins

Former Graduate Students

Asher Boudreaux

M.S., 2017-2019, Provenance and Maximum Depositional Age Analysis of the Moenave Formation using Detrital Zircon U-Pb Geochronology and Sandstone Petrography

Former Undergraduate Students

Malcolm Cross

Geology Major – Analyzing the influence of washing procedure (water table vs settling columns) during mineral separation on detrital mineral studies

Sam Vasquez

Geology Major – “No Zircon Left Behind” – Development of Mineral Separation Techniques where all Zircon is Retained for Assessing the Potential of Grain Size Fractionation on Biasing Detrital Zircon U-Pb Age Distributions, Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana

Amy Gottberg

Geology Major – X-Ray Diffraction Mineralogy of the Paleocene-Eocene transition: Laramide Hinterland versus Gulf of Mexico