The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Andras  Fall
Andras Fall Research Associate Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: andras.fall@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-471-8334 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Fluids in diagenetic and hydrothermal systems

Fluid inclusion techniques

Fracture analysis

Structural diagenesis

Unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs

Raman spectroscopy
Education
Ph.D. Geosciences, Virginia Tech, December 2008

M.Sc. Geosciences, Virginia Tech, May 2005

M.Sc. Geology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, June 2002

B.Sc. Geology-Geography, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 2001
Professional History
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin (Dec 2008-Nov 2011)

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech (2003-2008)

Sample preparatory and microtechnical laboratory, Department of Petrology and Geochemistry, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (2002-2003)
Selected Publications
Bodnar R.J., Azbej T., Becker S.P., Cannatelli C., Fall A., Severs M.J. (2013) Whole Earth geohydrologic cycle: From the clouds to the core: The distribution of water in the dynamic Earth system, in Bickford, M.E., ed., The Web of Geological Sciences: Advances, Impacts, and Interactions: Geological Society of America Special Paper 500, p. 431-461.

Fall, A., Eichhubl, P., Laubach, S.E. (2013) Timing and processes of fracture formation in tight-gas sandstone reservoirs using fluid inclusions, Proceeding of the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) Denver, Colorado, USA, 12-14 August, URTeC Control ID Number: 1582124, 6 p.

Fall. A., Eichhubl, P., Cumella, S. P., Bodnar, R. J., Laubach, S. E., Becker, S. P., 2012, Testing the basin-centered gas model using fluid inclusion observations: southern Piceance Basin, Colorado. AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, p. 2297-2318.

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., Kaylor, A., Eichhubl, P., and Fall, A. (2011): Size, spacing, and opening history of natural fractures, preliminary results from El Alamar Formation, NE Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 61, p. 233-243.

Fall, A., Tattitch, B., and Bodnar, R. J., 2011, Combined microthermometric and Raman spectroscopic technique to determine the salinity of H2O–CO2–NaCl fluid inclusions based on clathrate melting. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, p. 951-964.

Fall, A., Rimstidt, J. D., and Bodnar, R. J., 2009, The effect of fluid inclusion size on determination of homogenization temperature and density of liquid-rich aqueous inclusions: American Mineralogist, v. 94, p. 1569–1579.

Becker, S. P., Fall, A., and Bodnar, R. J., 2008, Synthetic fluid inclusions. XVII. PVTX properties of high salinity H2O-NaCl solutions (>30 wt% NaCl): application to fluid inclusions that homogenize by halite disappearance from porphyry copper and other hydrothermal ore deposits: Economic Geology, v. 103, p. 539–554.

Fall, A., Bodnar, R. J., Szabó, Cs., and Pál-Molnár, E., 2007, Fluid evolution in the nepheline syenites of the Ditrău Alkaline Massif, Transylvania, Romania: Lithos, v. 95, p. 331–345.
Awards
2008 – Geosciences Graduate Research Fellowship, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2006 – C.G. Tillman Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Professional Societies
Geochemical Society

Society of Economic Geologists

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

American Geophysical Union
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