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Geosciences Research

The availability of research opportunities in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences is unprecedented for undergraduate and graduate students.

Under the close mentorship of our qualified professors, undergraduates regularly participate in hands on, educational research. Our elite team of graduate students investigate the following areas:

  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Clastic and carbonate petrology
  • Exploration geophysics
  • Aquifer geophysics
  • Petroleum geology and reservoir characterization
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics


The Department of Geosciences is housed on the second level (main floor) of TU’s Keplinger Hall. Faculty, students and staff conduct research and complete coursework with state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities including:

  • JEOL Super-Probe
  • Rigaku XRD
  • Gamma spectrometer
  • FTIR
  • EM-31 Conductivity System
  • GPR with 200, 100, 50 MHz antennas
  • SuperSting R1 Resistivity Meter
  • A Spin Resonance Magnetometer
  • Linux Seismic Workstations with a five terabyte network

Our department’s computer facility has licenses and training in:

  • Arc Workstation
  • Petra
  • Petrel
  • Geographics
  • NIH Image
  • Landmark Workstations
  • Seismic Unix
  • Kingdom Suite
  • Comsol Multiphysics
  • Globe Claritas Seismic Processing
  • Hampson-Russel AVO, ELOG, GLI3D, ISMAP, STRATA
  • 3-D Traveltime Tomography
  • 2-D Full Waveform Modeling and Inversion
  • Electrical Resistivity Modeling and Inversion
  • GPR-EKKO VIEW Processing and Visualization