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Wisam H AlKawai, Graduate Student, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

I have a B.Sc in geophysics from the University of Houston. After my graduation in the spring of 2010, I joined Saudi Aramco as a researcher in the upstream research center there. In terms of research interests,I am mainly interested in interdisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries between geology and geophysics specifically integrating basin modeling with rock physics. 

 


Michael Bonomo, Graduate Student, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Michael is a Ph.D. student working with Gail Mahood in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.  His primary research interests are in geoarchaeology, particularly the archaeometric analysis of lithic archaeological materials and the statistical analysis of geochemical data for provenance studies.  Michael has previously worked on projects involving SEM- and XRD-based analyses of greenstone pendants from the Archaic period mortuary pond at Little Salt Spring (8SO18) in southwest Florida and XRF trace element analyses of pegmatitic muscovite artifacts from the Mississippian period mounds at Etowah (9BR1) in northwest Georgia.  He received his B.S. in Geological Sciences with minors in Anthropology and Chemistry from the University of Miami (2009), and his M.S. in Geology from the University of Georgia (2011).


Kelley Brumley, Graduate Student, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

I'm working on a plate tectonic reconstruction of the Arctic ocean, utilizing the tectonic geomorphology seen in the Multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom profiler and multi-channel seismic data, as well as correlating detrital zircon data from around the Arctic margins with some of the first dredged rock samples from outcrop in the Amerasia Basin, Arctic Ocean.


Blair Burgreen, Graduate Student, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Blair Burgreen is a fourth year graduate student in the Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Group and the Stanford Project on Deep-water Depositional Systems research group. Blair is working in the East Coast Basin of the North Island, New Zealand on a multi-component project conducted at the outcrop, basin, and regional scale. In the Raukumara Region, Blair examines a deep-water splay complex in a trench-slope setting. She uses stratigraphic and architectural analysis to develop a depositional model of basin fill.  In the Hawke Bay Region, Blair has developed a palinspastic reconstruction for a structurally complex regional 2D seismic line. She uses this structural model to assess its importance in modeling petroleum system development across Hawke Bay. Lastly, Blair is conducting a large-scale provenance study of basin fill using U-Pb dating of detrital zircon that extends through both the Raukumara and Hawke Bay Regions.