Fall 2022 Schedule

September 7, 2022
My problem with rock physics: deficiencies and remedies from a petrophysical perspective 

Killian Ikwuakor
President & CEO of PEER Research

September 21, 2022
Development of Multi-Stage Fracturing System and Wellbore Tractor to Enable Zonal Isolation During Stimulation and EGS Operations in Horizontal Wellbores

Dr. William Fleckenstein
Colorado School of Mines

September 28, 2022
Passive seismic direct imaging of hydraulic and natural fractures

Dr. Alfred Lacazette
Director of Geology for Geothermal Technologies, Inc.



October 5, 2022
Slip Slidin’ Away: Glaciers and Ice Streams in the Climate System

Dr. Sridhar Anandakrishnan
Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State University



October 12, 2022
From Mines Geophysics to Mining Geophysics – An Early-career Scientist’s Perspective

Sarah Devriese
Mines-Geophysics Alum and Project Geophysicist at Teck Resources Limited


October 13, 2022 - Special Event - Joint Heiland-VanTuyl Lecture
Exploring the Sedimentary Rock Record of Mars with NASA’s Curiosity and Perseverance Rovers

Dr. Kathryn Stack Morgan
M2020 Deputy Project Scientist
Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory



October 19, 2022

Slow Adjustment of Gas Hydrate Systems to Change: Possible Implications for Carbon Cycling

Dr. Ingo Pecher
CMSS Professor, Texas A&M University


October 26, 2022

Seismic Surface Waves to Interpret Subsidence Features and Cavern Roof Failure Stages

Dr. Sarah Morton-Rupert
Geophysicist, Bureau of Reclamation


November 2, 2022

Planetary exploration: What’s our geoscience place in space?

Rob Stewart
Director, Allied Geophysical Labs
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair in Exploration Geophysics
Professor of Geophysics



November 16, 2022

Single and Crosswell Imaging of Shallow CO2 Accumulations: Examples from a Shallow Injection Experiment at the Carbon Management Canada CaMI FRS in Southeast Alberta, Canada

David Alumbaugh
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



November 30, 2022

Not the surface waves you’re thinking about!

Bia Villas Bôas
Colorado School of Mines



Spring 2022 Schedule

January 19, 2022

Geophysical detection of abandoned mines and tunnels: Easy on paper … challenging in the field

Steve Sloan
US Army Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC)

February 2, 2022

Geophysical data, rock physics, and geostatistics: how to quantitatively image a sustainable subsurface

Dr. Dario Grana
University of Wyoming

February 9, 2022

Efficient training of infinite-depth neural networks via Jacobian-Free backpropagation

Dr. Samy Wu Fung
Colorado School of Mines

February 16, 2022

Integrating induced seismicity with fault interpretation at the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project

Dr. Sherilyn Williams-Stroud
Illinois State Geological Survey

February 23, 2022

Earth’s bulk structure and heterogeneity from big data and full-spectrum tomography 

Dr. Pritwiraj Moulik
Princeton University

March 9, 2022

The Future of Earthquake Impact Estimation

David Wald
U.S. Geological Survey

March 16, 2022

Carbon sequestration in the subsurface: the atlas and the monitoring  

Dr. Yunyue Li
Purdue University

March 30, 2022

Toward real-time estimation and forecasting in hydrogeophysics

Fred Day-Lewis

April 6, 2022

Operations at the Cascades Volcano Observatory: Geophysical Networks, Lahars at Mount Rainier, Jackhammers, and Fissure Eruptions in Hawaii

Rebecca Kramer
Cascades Volcanology Center

April 13, 2022

Toward a Wavescope – AI-driven, Bayesian imaging and monitoring of subwavelength microstructures with finite-frequency waves

Dr. Ivan Vasconcelos

April 20, 2022

Adaptive spatial sensitivity functions for rapid modeling and inversion of 3D borehole geophysical measurements

Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin
University of Texas

April 27, 2022

Near-surface cryo-hydrology from Greenland to Europa: Insights from ice-penetrating radar

Riley Culberg
PhD Candidate, Stanford

Fall 2021 Schedule

September 1, 2021

Geological Knowledge Discovery using Machine Augmented Intelligence

Dr. Eun-Jung Holden 
School of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Australia

September 8, 2021

Development of an Ice Forecast System for Navigational Support and Emergency Response

Eric Anderson
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

September 15, 2021

Radar Modelling of Asteroid Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft mission

Michael Nolan
OSIRIS-REx Science Team Chief
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

September 22, 2021

Watching Rocks Recover: Monitoring Velocity Changes During Wave Propagation

Dr. Alison Malcolm
Associate Professor of Geophysics, Memorial University of Newfoundland

October 6, 2021

Enhancing our Understanding of the Deep Mantle via 3D Global Waveform Modeling of Seismic Anisotropy and Heterogeneity

Dr. Neala Creasy
Post-doctoral Fellow, Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics

October 13, 2021

Impacts and Opportunities created by the Geophysical Sustainability Atlas

Maria Angela Capello
Cavaliere (OSI), Managing Director of Red Tree Consulting, LLC

October 20, 2021

Drivers of recent summertime surface warming events in the Southern Ocean

Earle Wilson
Post-doctoral Scholar, Environmental Science and Engineering Department, Caltech


October 27, 2021

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Panacea or Indulgence?

Roelof Snieder
Professor of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines

November 9, 2022

Understanding the role of water in driving thaw and carbon cycling in changing permafrost environments using novel geophysical methods

Dr. Stephanie R. James
Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey



November 10, 2021

Radar Sounders: Ice, Distributed Apertures, and Asteroid Tomography

Mark Haynes
Radar Science and Engineering Section at the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory

November 3, 2021

Through the ocean to the mantle: Twenty thousand leagues under the seas with a fleet of floating seismic robots

Frederik J. Simons
Princeton University

November 17, 2021

Taking the Power of Exploration Geophysics from the Oil Patch to help Solve the World’s Grand Challenges

John Bradford
Vice President for Global Initiatives and Professor of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines; SEG 2021 Near Surface Global Lecturer

December 1, 2021
Geophysical insights into Paleoproterozoic tectonics in the southern Superior Province, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Dr. Benjamin Drenth
Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey