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Martin Jackson

Martin P. A. Jackson
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Michael Hudec

Michael R. Hudec
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(512) 471-1428
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Martin Jackson established AGL. His early career included lunar structures, mineral exploration, and Precambrian geology. He received his PhD from the University of Cape Town in 1976, taught at the University of Natal, and joined the Bureau of Economic Geology in 1980, where he is a Senior Research Scientist.

Mike Hudec is a Senior Research Scientist at the BEG and directs AGL. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1990, and spent the next eight years at Exxon Production Research, where he specialized in salt tectonics, extensional tectonics, and seismic interpretation. His current research interests include palinspastic restoration of salt structures, deepwater structural styles, and 3D visualization.

Tim Dooley

Tim P. Dooley
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Maria Nikolinakou
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Tim Dooley received his BSc from the Trinity College University of Dublin, Ireland, in 1988 and his PhD from the University of London, UK, in 1994. His specialty is physical modeling of a wide variety of tectonic processes. Tim joined the BEG in 2003 to run and manage the modeling facilities and was promoted to Research Scientist in 2005.

Maria is a Civil/Geotechnical Engineer. She earned her ScD from MIT in 2008, her MSc from MIT and her Diploma from NTUA, Greece. She specializes in theoretical soil mechanics and the constitutive modeling of earth materials. She is interested in understanding the stress state within and around salt bodies. Before joining the Bureau, Maria worked as a postdoc for Shell in the Depleted Drilling Group.

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Oliver Duffy
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(512) 471-0328

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mahdi

Mahdi Heidari
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(512) 471-4971

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Oliver earned a BSc in Geology (2007) and a PhD in Basin Analysis (2012) at the University of Manchester. This was followed by over two years as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Basins Research Group at Imperial College London. His research centres on using seismic interpretation methods to understand: i) salt tectonic processes; ii)  the structural styles and modes of tectono-stratigraphic evolution in rift basins, and; iii) the geometry and evolution of fault networks.

Mahdi earned his PhD in Civil-Geotechnical Engineering from UT at Austin in 2013 and his MSc degrees from SUT and UT, Iran. He specializes in reservoir geomechanics, finite element modeling, and mathematical modeling of geomaterials behavior. His current research focuses on the estimation of the stress and pore pressure fields around salt bodies.

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Naiara Fernandez
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(512) 232-2336

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Naiara holds a BSc in Geology from the University of the Basque Country, an MSc from the University of Barcelona and a PhD from the University of Mainz. Before her PhD, she spent four years working at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (Barcelona) involved in industry funded research projects in the Zagros and La Popa Basin. During her PhD, finished in October 2014, she used numerical modelling to study the dynamics of multilayer detachment folding and diapirism.

 
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Nancy Cottington
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(512) 471-4335

   
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    Chris Jackson

    Imperial College