Postdocs/Students

To date, I have advised and mentored 4 postdoctoral scholars, 26 Ph.D. and M.S. students, 3 Ph.D. corporate summer interns, and several advanced undergraduates on topics including fault and fracture mechanics, analytical and numerical modeling of field observations, geological engineering, planetary structural geology, deformation bands, overburden characterization, fault stability in overburden sequences, reservoir geomechanics, and wastewater injection/induced seismicity.


Postdoctoral Scholars

  1. Dr. Daniel Mége (Ph.D., University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 1995); now with the Polish Academy of Science, Wroclaw, Poland
  2. Dr. Roger Soliva (Ph.D., University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 2005); now on the faculty of the Université Montpellier II, France
  3. Dr. Hunjoo Lee (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2015); now with Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, UT
  4. Dr. Omid Razavi  (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2016); now with Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, UT

Graduate Students: The University of Texas at Austin

  1. Hunjoo Lee (Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, 2015; Olson, committee chair); now postdoc with PGE at UT
  2. Valerie Gono (M.S., Civil Engineering, 2015; Olson, committee chair); now Ph.D. student, Petroleum Engineering at UT (in progress as of August 2017; Olson, committee chair)
  3. Nana Asiamah (M.S., Petroleum Engineering, 2015; Olson, committee chair); now with industry
  4. Andreas Michael (M.S., Petroleum Engineering, 2016; Olson/Balhoff, committee chairs); now Ph.D. student, Petroleum Engineering at UT (in progress as of August 2017; Olson/Balhoff, committee chairs)
  5. Weiwei Wang (Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, August 2017; Olson/Prodanović, committee chairs)
  6. Kaimin Yue (Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, expected August 2017; Olson, committee chair)
  7. Mohsen Babazadeh (Ph.D., Civil Engineering, in progress as of August 2017; Olson, committee chair)
  8. Tianyu Li  (M.S., Petroleum Engineering, in progress as of August 2017; Olson, committee chair)

Graduate Students: University of Nevada, Reno

  1. Kathleen A. Ward (M.S., Geological Engineering, 1993; Schultz, committee chair); now Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, with Cepheid in Sunnyvale, California
  2. Qizhi Li (M.S. Geological Engineering, 1993; Schultz, committee chair); has been a geological engineer with several geotechnical firms in Reno, Nevada
  3. Paul L. Piscoran (M.S., Geological Engineering, 1996; Schultz, committee chair); now with Nova Consulting Group in Reno, Nevada
  4. Andrea N. (Fori) Catura (M.S., Geological Engineering, 1997; Schultz, committee chair); now Senior Systems Engineer with Lockheed-Martin in Sunnyvale, California
  5. Jason M. Moore (M.S., Geological Engineering, 1997; Schultz, committee chair); now Senior Geologist with Ninyo and Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Science Consultants, San Diego, California
  6. Edward C. Wellman (M.S., Geological Engineering, 1997; Schultz, committee chair); Principal Consultant with SRK Consulting in Denver, Colorado
  7. William H. Roadarmel (M.S., Geological Engineering, 1998; Schultz, committee chair); now Western Regional Manager with Halliburton–Pinnacle Technologies in Bakersfield, California
  8. Paul A. Caruso (M.S., Geological Engineering, 2002; Schultz, committee chair); now working in Colorado
  9. Scott J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Planetary Geology, 2002; Schultz, committee chair); now with Anadarko in Houston, Texas
  10. Clara M. Balasko (M.S., Geological Engineering, 2003; Schultz, committee chair); now a geological engineer with SRK in Reno, Nevada
  11. Daniel P. Neuffer (M.S., Geological Engineering, 2005; Schultz, committee chair); now geological engineer with RTW Professional Engineers and Consultants, Inc., formerly in Elko, Nevada, now in Fairbanks, Alaska
  12. Anjani T. Polit (M.S., Geological Engineering, 2005; Schultz, committee chair); now working in Mars spacecraft operations with the HiRISE Martian imaging experiment at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson
  13. Chris H. Okubo (Ph.D., Geo-Engineering, 2005; Schultz, committee chair); now with the Astrogeology Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Arizona
  14. Cheryl L. Goudy (Ph.D., Planetary Geology, 2005; Schultz, committee chair); now with Shell in Houston, Texas
  15. Kimi S. Artita (M.S., Geological Engineering, 2006; Schultz, committee chair)
  16. Wendy R. (Orr) Key (M.S., Geological Sciences, 2009; Schultz, committee chair); now with Geosyntec Consultants, Sacramento, California
  17. Amanda L. Nahm (Ph.D., Planetary Geology, 2010; Schultz, committee chair); now Humboldt Fellow at DLR in Germany
  18. Christian Klimczak (Ph.D., Geomechanics, 2011; Schultz, committee chair); now Assistant Professor of Structural Geology with the University of Georgia


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