Department Head

John H. Bradford     
Professor, Department Head
Phone: (303) 273-3938
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: jbradford@mines.edu
Research Interests: Wavefield modeling, imaging and inversion; near-surface seismic methods; ground-penetrating radar; hydrogeophysics; cryosphere geophysics; humanitarian engineering; archaeology


Academic Faculty

Thomas M. Boyd
Interim Provost
Phone: (303) 273-3020
E-mail: tboyd@mines.edu
Research Interests: Earthquake seismology, reflection seismology applied to near-surface problems
   Ebru Bozdag
Assistant Professor
Phone: (303) 273-3578
E-mail: bozdag@mines.edu
Homepage: ebrucsm.wordpress.com
Research Interests: Global & Computational Seismology

Brandon Dugan
Associate Professor
Baker Hughes Chair in Petrophysics and Borehole Geophysics 
Phone: (303) 273-3512
E-mail: dugan@mines.edu
Homepage: http://geophysics.mines.edu/GEO-Faculty/Brandon-Dugan
Research Interests: Geomechanical and petrophysical properties of mud and shale; Fluid flow and slope stability in sedimentary basins; Fluids, faults, and megathrust earthquakes; Unconventional freshwater resources; Hydrologic impacts of charcoal on soil

Yaoguo Li     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Professor, Center for Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Studies (CGEM)
Director of Gravity and Magnetics Research Consortium
Phone: (303) 273-3510
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: ygli@mines.edu
Homepage: http://geophysics.mines.edu/cgem/people/ygli.html
Research Interests: Geophysical inverse theory; gravity, magnetic, and electrical methods in resource exploration
Paul Sava     quad chartPDF versionText only version
C. H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics
Associate Professor, Director of Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
Phone: (303) 384-2362
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: psava@mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.mines.edu/~psava
Research Interests: seismic imaging and tomography, computational methods for wave propagation, optimization and high performance computing
   Jeffrey Shragge      quad chartPDF versionText only version
Associate Professor, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
Phone: (303) 273-3552
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: jshragge@mines.edu
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/jshragge/
Research Interests: wave propagation, active/passive seismic imaging and velocity inversion, microseismic imaging and inversion, scientific high-performance computing, and near-surface geophysics
   Roel Snieder     quad chartPDF versionText only version
W. M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Professional Development Education, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
Phone: (303) 273-3456
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: rsnieder@mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.mines.edu/~rsnieder/
Research Interests: Wave propagation, inverse problems, professional development, ethics
Andrei Swidinsky     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Assistant Professor, Electromagnetic Resource Exploration Group (EMREX)
Phone: (303) 273-3934
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: aswidins@mines.edu
Homepage: www.mines.edu/~aswidins
Research Interests: Electromagnetic methods in applied geophysics; integration of electromagnetic and seismic data; gas hydrate exploration; seafloor mineral exploration
Whitney Trainor-Guitton     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Assistant Professor
Phone: (303) 384-2557
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: wtrainor@mines.edu
Homepage: http://inside.mines.edu/~wtrainor/
Research Interests: Value of information methodologies, stochastic techniques and geostatistical modeling of geophysical data, carbon sequestration monitoring, geothermal exploration
Ilya Tsvankin     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Professor, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
Phone: (303) 273-3060
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: ilya@dix.mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.cwp.mines.edu/~ilya
Research Interests: Seismic wave propagation, processing and inversion of seismic data for anisotropic media, multicomponent seismology, fracture characterization

Ali Tura     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Professor, Director of Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP)
Phone: (303) 273-3938
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: alitura@mines.edu
Homepage: http://inside.mines.edu/~alitura/
Research Interests: seismic data processing, seismic analysis, time-lapse seismic, rock physics, fiber optic technology and data analytics


Research Faculty

Jyoti Behura     
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (303) 818-0240
E-mail: jbehura@mines.edu
Research Interests: waveform inversion,  seismic anisotropy, seismic attenuation, seismic interferometry, imaging, seismic data processing, reservoir characterization, fracture characterization,  and rock physics

Antoine Guitton 
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
E-mail:  aguitton@mines.edu
Homepage: http://cwp.mines.edu/moreaboutcwp/faculty/antoine.html
Research Interests: Waveform inversion, signal processing, imaging
Larry Irons    
Systems and Software Support Engineer, Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP)
Phone: (303) 384-2557
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: irons@mines.edu
Research Interests: Computer hardware, software, and networks, seismic data processing, seismic analysis

Richard Krahenbuhl     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Studies (CGEM)
Phone: (303) 384-2329
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: rkrahenb@mines.edu
Homepage: http://geophysics.mines.edu/cgem/people/rkrahenb.html
Research Interests: collecting, processing and inversion of non-seismic data for energy exploration, archaeological investigations, UXO identification, volcanic studies, reservoir monitoring and hydrogeologic problems

Jim Simmons
Research Associate Professor, Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP)
Phone: (303) 273-3500
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: jsimmons@mines.edu
Research Interests: Multicomponent seismic, VSP, seismic modeling and inversion, unconventional resource plays, microseismic.

John Stockwell
Research Associate, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
Phone: (303) 273-3049
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: john@dix.mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.cwp.mines.edu/~john/
Research Interests: open source seismic software (Seismic Un*x), mathematics of seismic wave propagation, and seismic imaging


Adjunct and Emeritus Faculty

Norman Bleistein
University Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
E-mail: nbleiste@mines.edu

Timothy S. Collett
Adjunct Professor & Senior Scientist (ST), U.S. Geological Survey
Phone: (303) 236-5731
E-mail: tcollett@usgs.gov
Homepage: energy.usgs.gov/other/gashydrates/  and  hydrates.mines.edu/CHR/Home.html
Research Interests: Gas hydrate characterization, unconventional energy assessments, well log

Thomas L. Davis     quad chartPDF versionText only version
University of Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP)
E-mail: tdavis@mines.edu
Research Interests: Seismic interpretation, integrated exploration and development, reservoir characterization

Dave Hale 
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
E-mail: dhale@mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.mines.edu/~dhale
Research Interests: Seismology, computer graphics, image processing, subsurface modeling and fluid flow
Warren Hamilton     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Distinguished Senior Scientist
Phone: (303) 384-2047
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: whamilto@mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.mines.edu/~whamilto/
Research Interests: Tectonics; evolution of crust and mantle; geodynamics; Venus

Gavin Hayes
Adjunct Assistant Professor & USGS NEIC Research Seismologist
(Contracted by Synergetics, Inc., Fort Collins, CO)
Phone: (303) 273-8421
E-mail: ghayes@usgs.gov
Homepage: http://geohazards.usgs.gov/staffweb/ghayes/Site/GavinHayes.html
Research Interests: Earthquake Source Processes, Subduction Zones, Great Earthquakes, Earthquakes & Tectonics

Steve Hill
Adjunct Professor of Geophysics  
Phone: (303) 642-8142
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: stevejhill@earthlink.net
Research Interests: seismic processing, practice and theory; seismic amplitude analysis, practice and theory; & teaching these topics
Ken Larner
University Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
E-mail: klarner@mines.edu
Research Interests: Imaging of the earth's subsurface; emphasis on application of the seismic method to seismic data processing for exploration and development of hydrocarbons
Walt Lynn
Adjunct Professor
Phone: (719) 742-3607
Fax: (719) 248-5145
E-mail: wlynn@mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.lynn-inc.com
Research Interests: Data processing and interpretation of 3D multi-dimensional data including multi-azimuth and multi-component data; statistical relationships between seismic attributes, elastic inversion and reservoir properties; uncertainty and reliability measures of seismic attributes

Misac N. Nabighian     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Distinguished Senior Scientist, Center for Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Studies (CGEM)
Phone: (303) 273-3933
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: mnabighi@mines.edu
Homepage: http://geophysics.mines.edu/cgem/people/mnabighi.html
Research Interests: Gravity, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in applied geophysics: theory, data processing and interpretation

Gary R. Olhoeft
Professor Emeritus 
E-mail: golhoeft@mines.edu
Homepage: http://www.mines.edu/~golhoeft/
Research Interests: Petrophysics, borehole geophysics, environmental and geotechnical geophysics, planetary geophysics, electrical and electromagnetic methods

Bruce VerWest

Adjunct Faculty

David Wald     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Adjunct Professor & Supervisory Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
Phone: (303) 273-8441
Fax: (303) 273-8600
E-mail: dwald@mines.edu  or  wald@usgs.gov
Homepage: http://geohazards.cr.usgs.gov/staffweb/wald/
Research Interests: Earthquake hazards and risk, strong ground motions, earthquake source, real-time earthquake information systems

Diane Witters
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP)
Phone: (303) 273-3408
Fax: (303) 273-3478
E-mail: dwitters@mines.edu
Homepage: http://cwp.mines.edu/moreaboutcwp/staff_pages/diane.html
Research Interests:Effective strategies for teaching technical writing, oral presentation, and professional skills as ongoing components in graduate degree programs

Terence K. Young     quad chartPDF versionText only version
Professor Emeritus of Geophysics and Former Geophysics Department Head
E-mail: tkyoung@mines.edu
Homepage: http://inside.mines.edu/~tkyoung/
Research Interests: Statistical techniques, stochastic modeling


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