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Alumni Advisory Board Members at the Nittany Lion Shrine

The principal role of the Board is to provide advice, guidance, support and assistance to the Department of Geosciences and the Department Head with particular emphasis on the educational and research goals of the Department and in establishing and fostering professional linkages.

Board Members

Rick Abegg
Oil & Gas Exploration and Development
Larry Bennett, emeritus
Conventional, tight gas sand, and shale experience in most domestic basins
Alex Burpee
Sed / Strat
Petroleum Geology
Randall Cygan, emeritus
Mineral Equilibria
Chemical Kinetics
Shock Metamorphism
Geochemical Processes
Shawn Domagal-Goldman
Comparative Planetology
the HabEx Science and Technology Definition Team
Curiosity science team
Large UV-Optical-Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR) Study Office
multiple research teams in the Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science (NExSS)
Dan Hayba
Fluid flow and ore genesis in hydrothermal sytems and petroleum generation/migration in sedimentary basins
Douglas Heller, emeritus
Oil and Gas Equity Investments
Erica Howat
Core Analysis
Geologic Carbon Sequestration
Enhanced Oil Recovery Place of Employement: Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio
Jacqueline Huntoon, emeritus
Permo-Triassic evolution of the western US and the identification of successful strategies for improving education and enhancing diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Christina Lopano, emeritus
CO2-Water-Rock interactions
Mineralogy/Geochemistry of shale gas systems
Trace metal distribution in mineral phases
Synchrotron X-ray technology
Materials Characterization
David Russ, emeritus
Earthquake geology
Fluvial and tectonic geomorphology
Unconventional oil and gas resources
Urban hydrology
Trem Smith
Economic Geology
Rick Wardrop
Karst hydrogeology
Induced seismicity from Class II injection wells
Fate and transport of constituents from coal combustion residuals (CCRs)
Natural and anthropogenic methane, and other sources
Water supply development.

 The next Dept of Geosciences Alumni Advisory Board Meeting will be held Friday, April 3, 2020 at University Park.