Average ACT Score: 26
Average ACT Score: 26
Faculty and students in the academic units of the college, which include the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics and the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, are actively engaged in interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research.
The Oklahoma Geological Survey serves both as an important state agency while focusing on research and public service, with faculty and researchers who hold joint positions in the academic units.
The college also is home to two interdisciplinary research institutes, The Institute for Energy and the Environment and the PoroMechanics Institute, both of which cut across department and college boundaries.
The University of Oklahoma Biocorrosion Research Center is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with energy companies ConocoPhillips and Total. The latest increment of $150,000 is designed to support ongoing research in biocorrosion – a problem that impacts the entire value chain in the oil and gas industry. Dr. Joseph M. Suflita (Institute for Energy and the Environment) serves as Director of the interdisciplinary initiative that involves many other OU laboratories. The Center is working to develop new methods and technology to diagnose and mitigate microbial processes that are at the heart of the industry-wide problem. To learn more about the Biocorrosion Center, please visit our website at http://biocorrosioncenter.ou.edu/index.html.
Younane Abousleiman (Integrated PoroMechanics Institute) and Roger Slatt (Geology & Geophysics) presented a poster titled "Multi-scale, Brittle-Ductile Couplets in Unconventional Gas Shales: Merging Sequence Stratigraphy and Geomechanics" at the 2011 American Association of Petroleum Geologist annual convention. It was selected for the Jules Braunstein Award (best poster at the convention) and the Loyd Carlson Memorial Award (best poster by one of the AAPG divisions).
Drs. Andrew Madden and Megan Elwood Madden (Geology & Geophysics) have been awarded $367,587 over 3 years from the NASA Mars Fundamental Research Program for their project, "Pathways to Mars Analogue Hematite through Nanoparticle Aggregation."
Full Proposal Deadline: June 5, 2012
The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of earthquakes; the earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and studies of the properties and behavior of earth materials in support of geophysical observation and theory.