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Dr. Berry H. (Nick) Tew, Jr., CSBS Director, Professor, State Geologist of Alabama and Director of the Geological Survey of Alabama–Petroleum Geology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Basin Analysis, Water Resources Investigations

Associated Faculty

Dr. Paul Aharon, Professor and Ray E. Loper Endowed Chair in Geology--Sedimentary and Fluid Geochemistry, Isotope Geology, Marine Geology, Paleoclimate

Dr. Paul Aharon, Professor and Ray E. Loper Endowed Chair in Geology–Sedimentary and Fluid Geochemistry, Isotope Geology, Marine Geology, Paleoclimate

 

Dr. Ibrahim Çemen, Professor

Dr. Ibrahim Çemen, Professor–Petroleum Structural Geology, Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins, Analysis of Natural Fractures, Petroleum System Analysis

 

Dr. Natasha Dimova, Assistant Professor- Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in Marine and Fresh Water Systems; Sediment Dynamics in Modern Systems (Short-lived Isotopes Dating techniques); Assessment of Radioactive Contamination in the Environment.

Dr. Natasha Dimova, Assistant Professor– Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in Marine and Fresh Water Systems; Sediment Dynamics in Modern Systems (Short-lived Isotopes Dating techniques); Assessment of Radioactive Contamination in the Environment.

 

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Dr. Andrew Goodliffe, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School–Evolution of Rift Basins through to the Initiation of Seafloor Spreading, Continental Rifting, Geological Carbon Sequestration, Seafloor Mapping

 

Dr. Samantha Hansen, Associate Professor--Geodynamic Processes (Mountain Building, Continental Rifting, and Craton Formation), Earthquake Seismology, Active Tectonics, Seismic Data Analysis, Sedimentary Basin Development

Dr. Samantha Hansen, Associate Professor–Geodynamic Processes (Mountain Building, Continental Rifting, and Craton Formation), Earthquake Seismology, Active Tectonics, Seismic Data Analysis, Sedimentary Basin Development

 

Dr. Yuehan Lu, Associate Professor- Organic Geochemistry; Biomarker analysis for hydrocarbon degradation, maturity, and migration; Sedimentary environments for hydrocarbon deposition.

Dr. Yuehan Lu, Associate Professor–Organic Geochemistry; Biomarker analysis for hydrocarbon degradation, maturity, and migration; Sedimentary environments for hydrocarbon deposition.

 

Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Founding CSBS Director

Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, Professor Emeritus, Founding CSBS Director–Petroleum Geology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Basin Analysis

 

Dr. Rezene Mahatsente, Assistant Professor- Potential field modelling of extensional and compressional tectonic regimes, thermo-mechanical evolution of subduction and driving mechanism of plate motion

Dr. Rezene Mahatsente, Assistant Professor–Potential Field Modeling of Extensional and Compressional Tectonic Regimes, Thermo-mechanical Evolution of Subduction and Driving Mechanisms for Plate Motion

 

Dr. Alberto Perez-Huerta, Associate Professor, Invertebrate paleontology and paleoecology, biostratigraphy and isotope stratigraphy, low-temperature geochemistry, and carbonate stratigraphy

Dr. Alberto Perez-Huerta, Associate Professor–Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleoecology, Biostratigraphy and Isotope Stratigraphy, Low-temperature Geochemistry, and Carbonate Stratigraphy

 

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Dr. Delores M. Robinson, Professor–Evolution of orogenic systems using field mapping, structural geology, reconstruction of fold-thrust belts, provenance studies, isotopes and thermo- and geochronometers to decipher the timing and kinematic history, and tectonic problems related to petroleum geology.

 

Dr. Geoffrey Tick, Associate Professor

Dr. Geoffrey Tick, Associate Professor of Hydrogeology– Multiphase Fluid Flow in Aquifers, Petroleum Reservoirs, and Geologic Formations, Petroleum/Immiscible-Liquid Recovery, Interfacial Processes, Contaminant Transport

 

Dr. Thomas Tobin, Assistant Professor - Stable isotope geochemistry, paleontology, and sedimentology. Paleoclimate records of mass extinctions. Biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy.

Dr. Thomas Tobin, Assistant Professor–Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Paleontology, and Sedimentology, Paleoclimate Records of Mass Extinctions, Biostratigraphy and Magnetostratigraphy

 

Dr. Bo Zhang, Assistant Professor, Seismic Signal Analysis, Development and Calibration of New Seismic Attributes, Seismic Velocity Analysis, Broadband seismic data processing, Shale Resources Characterization, Geomechanics

Dr. Bo Zhang, Assistant Professor–Seismic Signal Analysis, Development and Calibration of New Seismic Attributes, Seismic Velocity Analysis, Broadband Seismic Data Processing, Shale Resources Characterization, Geomechanics

 

Dr. Yong Zhang, Associate Professor, Hydrologic dynamics in sedimentary basins, hydro-stratigraphic analysis to construct subsurface structures

Dr. Yong Zhang, Associate Professor–Hydrologic Dynamics in Sedimentary Basins, Hydro-stratigraphic Analysis to Construct Subsurface Structures