Seminar Schedule

Spring 2016

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston offers its seminars on most Friday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters. For more information regarding seminars please visit the seminars resource page.

Time: Most seminars are held at 11:00 am. A change of times will be noted under the date of the seminar.

Location: Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in room SR1 116 of the Science and Research Building 1. A change of rooms will be noted in red (bold) in the Date column. NOTE ROOM CHANGE FOR SPRING SEMESTER.

Assistance with speaker setup: An EAS TA is assigned the task of: providing lapel microphone and making a sound check, providing remote slide changer with built in laser pointer, and loading the speaker’s slides.  For the spring 2016, semester this person is: Vanessa Caicedo ( ).

Date Speaker Presentation Host
01/22/16 Barry Katz
Lacustrine basin unconventional resource plays: Key differences Bissada
01/29/16 Chris Harig
Princeton University
Measuring Ice Mass Loss from Melting Ice Sheets and Arctic Glaciers Jadamec
02/05/16 Anirban Roy
UH postdoc
Frontier area in air quality model development input  Choi
02/12/16 Harm van Avendonk
UT Austin
Structure and early evolution of the northern Gulf of Mexico: New constraints from marine seismic refraction data Mann
02/19/16  Nick Hayman
UT Austin
Mid-Cayman spreading center  Mann
02/26/16 Robert Stewart
Drones, DAS, and 3D printing: Will they revolutionize geoscience? Saylor
03/04/16 Laurent Montesi
University of Maryland
Formation of shear zones and rifts on Earth and other planets  Jadamec
03/11/16 Jingqiang Tan
UH (postdoc)
Integrated geological characterization of the Lower Paleozoic marine shale formations in the Upper Yangtze Platform: China's most promising shale gas plays Bissada
03/18/16 Spring Break
03/25/16 Tao Sun
UH-EAS Research Associate
Lost Deserts in Antarctica   Bissada
04/01/16  Elizabeth Griffith
UT Arlington
Stable metal isotopes in barite - applications in marine and continental settings Silva-Tamayo
04/08/16  Thorne Lay
UC Santa Cruz
Recent Major and Great Earthquakes - Quantifying Rupture Process Zheng
04/15/16 Bumseok Chun
TSU (Houston)
Spatial Statistical Analysis and Simulation of the Urban Heat Island Wang/Khan
04/22/16 Paul Wessel
University of Hawaii
Hot-, Pole-, and Ridge-Spotting: Geometric Games of Plate Tectonics with Application to Absolute Plate Motion Modeling Wang

Fall 2016 Schedule (tentative)

Date Speaker Presentation Host
8/27/2016 N/A    
9/2/2016 Tongwei Zhang
University of Texas, BEG
Gas adsorption and gas storage in organic-rich shale systems  Qi Fu 
9/9/2016 Nicole Gasparini
Tulane University
Diagnosing climatic and tectonic controls on topography: Best practices and application to the Northern Bolivian Andes. Peter Copeland
9/16/2016 James Klaus
University of Miami
Evolution of a Plio-Pleistocene reef margin in the Caribbean: Results of the Dominican Republic Drilling Project (DRDP)   Juan Carlos Silva-Tamayo 
9/23/2016  Jeff Nitrouer
Rice University
Hydrodynamic controls on the downstream elimination of gravel in a tectonically active fluvial-deltaic system: a case study from the Selenga River, Lake Baikal, Russia. Joel Saylor
9/30/2016 Nicolas Perez
Texas A&M
Structural inversion in the southern Peruvian Andes Joel Saylor
10/7/2016 Kim Klitgord
University of Houston
Exploration of circum-Atlantic margins from government, academic and industry perspectives Will Sager
10/14/2016 Janok Bhattacharya
McMaster Univeristy
N/A Joel Saylor
10/21/2016 Gustavo Cuchiara
University of Houston
Advances in Planetary Boundary Layer modeling  Bernhard Rappenguelik
10/28/2016  Zach Sharp
University of New Mexico
  Tom Lapen
11/4/2016  Dan Haptvogel
University of Houston
Antarctic sediment provenance Joel Saylor
11/11/2016 James Flyn
University of Houston
Preliminary results from one of the three major campaigns this summer, the first measurements of halogens coming in off the Gulf, measurements from the coastal waters of Korea, and measurements comparing NOx processing in clean (northern Michigan) and polluted forests (Conroe). Joel Saylor 
11/18/2016 Robert Wellner
  Joel Saylor 
11/25/2016 N/A    
12/2/2016 N/A