Virtually all aspects of the Earth related to natural resource formation, exploration, exploitation, and remediation are subjects of resource geoscience research. This group of nationally and internationally recognized scientists in the Faculty of Science has made significant contributions to the Earth Sciences community in two main research areas:
Hydrocarbons and Water
This research team focuses on oil and gas reservoirs, natural waters, and carbon cycling. The researchers address critical issues in sedimentology and diagenesis, stratigraphy, paleontology, fluid flow, and the carbon cycle. Individuals in this group interact extensively with industry and have been actively involved in the development of hydrocarbon reservoirs in the Middle East, South America, Europe, Africa, North America, and the Far East.
This research team specializes in applying geochemical techniques in order to understand processes and address problems concerning natural resources such as diamonds, gold, and copper. The strength and excellence of this team lie in its ability to integrate a broad spectrum of geochemical techniques, develop new technology, and apply existing technology in innovative ways. Members have won numerous national and international awards, sit on the editorial boards of national and international journals, and are nominated to grant adjudication committees.