GEO Faculty

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Faculty

 

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

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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 chart

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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

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Adjunct Faculty

David Wald     quad chart

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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 chart

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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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