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Departments & Programs


Recent Alumni

Wisam AlKawai

PhD completed: June, 2018
Thesis title: The Impact of Allochthonous Salt and Overpressure on the Petroleum System Evolution in the Thunder Horse Mini-basin, Gulf of Mexico
Geophysicist - Saudi Aramco.


Dominic Armitage

Completed PhD, Mar 2009
Thesis title: High-resolution architectural evolution of depositional elements in deep-marine slope environments: The Quaternary Niger Delta slope, Quaternary southwest Grand Banks slope, Canada, and Cretaceous Tres Pasos Formation, Chile
Staff Geologist - ConocoPhillips


Anne Bernhardt

Completed PhD, December 2010
Thesis title: Paleogeography and sedimentary development of two deep-marine foreland basins: the Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Southern Chile, and the Tertiary Molasse Basin, Austria
Professor - Freie Universität Berlin


Will Crane

Completed PhD, 2004
Thesis title: Depositional history of the Upper Cretaceous Cerro Toro Formation, Silla Syncline, Magallanes Basin
Senior Geologist - Kosmos Energy


Erin Duerichen

Completed PhD, 2005
Thesis title: Sedimentology and architecture of Upper Eocene deep-water deposits, Talara Basin, NW Peru


Andrea Fildani

Completed PhD, 2004
Thesis title: Analysis of two arc-associated basins and onset of their deep-water stages: Magallanes Basin, Chile, and Talara Basin, Peru
Principal Research Scientist - Statoil


Julie Fosdick , NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Completed PhD, October 2011.
Integrated detrital thermochronology, structural analysis, and basin geohistory of the Patagonian fold-thrust belt and Magallanes foreland basin, Chile and Argentina.
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Nilay Gungor

Completed MS, 2016
MS thesis: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation, San Mateo County, California
Geological Engineer/Exploration Geologist - Turkish Petroleum

Jake Harrington

MS, completed 2017
Geologist - Matador Resources


Steve Hubbard

Completed PhD, May 2006
Thesis title: Deep-water foreland basin axial channels and associated sediment gravity flow deposits, Oligocene Molasse Basin, Upper Austria, and Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Chile
Associate Professor at the University of Calgary