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Departments & Programs



Dennis  Bird

Dennis Bird , Professor

Theoretical geochemistry of reactions among aqueous solutions and minerals in magma-hydrothermal systems; environmental geochemistry of toxic metals in the Mother Lode Gold Mining District, CA

Gordon  Brown

Gordon Brown , Dorrell William Kirby Professor; Department Chair; Professor, Department of Photon Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Professor (by courtesy), Department of Chemical Engineering

Surface and interface geochemistry; environmental fate of heavy metals; applications of synchrotron radiation in geochemistry and mineralogy

Louis  Durlofsky

Louis Durlofsky , Otto N. Miller Professor

General reservoir simulation, upscaling, optimization, reduced-order modeling, flow in fractured systems, history matching, CO2 sequestration

Jerry  M. Harris

Jerry M. Harris , Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Geophysics; Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs

Computational geosciences, reservoir geophysics, seismic attenuation, and acoustical resonance spectroscopy

Kate Maher

Kate Maher , Assistant Professor

Isotope geochemistry, environmental geochemistry and kinetics, and reactive transport. 

Gary  Mavko

Gary Mavko , Professor (Research)

I work to discover and understand the relationship between geophysical measurements and the rock and fluid properties that they sample in the Earth.

Franklin M.  Orr, Jr.

Franklin M. Orr, Jr. , Keleen & Carlton Beal Professor; Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Enhanced oil recovery by gas injection processes, prediction of performance of field-scale flooding, mathematics of multiphase, multicomponent flow with equilibrium phase behavior, and thermodynamics of phase behavior.