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Welcome Dr. Rajesh Vayavur!

Rajesh Vayavur

Dr. Rajesh Vayavur joins G&G in the Crustal Imaging Facility.

Dr. Vayavur completed his PhD in Geophysics at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. The primary objective of his research is to shallow crustal imaging using seismic travel-time and waveform tomography imaging techniques.

Dr. Vayavur also received a Master of Technology degree in Mineral Exploration from the University of Hyderabad, India with a specialization in Uranium and Gas Hydrate exploration. He is one of the top three recipients of the prestigious “Baldota Fellowship” for academic year (2006-2009) which was awarded to pursue Master’s program in Mineral exploration at the University of Hyderabad in collaboration with industry and various National research institutes of India.

Apart from that, Dr. Vayavur has a Master's degree in physics from the University of Hyderabad with a specialization in Solid-State Physics and Electronics and Bachelor degree in Maths, Physics & Electronics.

2019 Student Expo Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2019 Student Expo hosted by Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma is now open! The Expo will be held on March 15, 2019 on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma. The Expo invites geoscience students from across the country to participate in short courses, network with industry representatives and compete in a scientific poster contest. 

Registration Details:
The registration fee is $10 and includes one (1) entry into the poster contest, and access to networking with industry representatives. To participate in a short course, an additional $5 fee will be added. All registrations are non-refundable.

To register:

  • Visit our Expo site: click here!
  • Select Expo Only Regisrtation OR Short Course Registration
  • Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a Dropbox link to submit your abstract. You only need to submit an abstract if you wish to participate in the poster contest.

Recent Field Trips

GEOL 3114 at Turner Falls

Dr. Brett Carpenter's GEOL 3114 at Turner Falls

Dr. Andy Elwood Madden, Dr. Kato Dee and GEOL 1114 students visited the Wichita Wildlife Refuge area.


Dr. Lynn Soreghan's group in the Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands and the Delaware Basin

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OU Field Camp Video