The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: Fax: 512-471-0140
Research Interests
Physical geography
Coastal geomorphology
Modeling coastal evolution using digital photogrammetry, GIS, and remote sensing techniques
Shoreline mapping and change analysis
Beach dune morphodynamics and sediment budget
Holocene coastal evolution in context of climate change

Education
B.S. Agricultural Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Allahabad Agricultural University, Allahabad, India, 1994

M.S. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India, 1998

M.S. Agricultural Sciences, Food Security and Natural Resource Management, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 2002

Ph.D. Geography, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 2007
Professional History
Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011–Present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007–February 2011

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Guelph, Canada, September 2002–December 2006

Researcher, Department of Geography, University of Guelph, Canada, September 2002–May 2007

Contractor, Ministry of Natural Resource, Ontario, Canada, September 2005–March 2006

Contractor, Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island National Park, Canada, February 2005–August 2005

Course Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Guelph, Canada, May 2004–August 2004

Research Assistant, Department of Landscape and Plant Ecology, University of Hohenheim, Germany, September 1999–July 2002

Irrigation Engineer, EPC Irrigation Limited, Coimbatore, India, June 1994–June 1996
Selected Publications
Houser, C., and Mathew, S., 2010, Alongshore variation in foredune height in response to transport potential sediment supply: South Padre Island, Texas: Geomorphology, v. 125, p. 62–72.

Mathew, S., Davidson-Arnott, R.G.D, and Ollerhead, J. 2010. Evolution of beach-dune system following a catastrophic storm overwash event: Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island, 1936-2005. Canadian Journal of Earth Science. 47(3): 273-290.

Mathew, S., Trembley, T.A., Caudle, T.H. and Andrews, J. 2009. Morphological change analysis using multi-temporal lidar and digital photogrammetric data along Bolivar Peninsula (abs.). in Texas Coastal Conference, Galveston, Texas, USA.

Collins, E. W., Tremblay, T. A., Caudle, Tiffany, Vincent, Jeffrey, and Mathew, Sojan, 2009, Texas STATEMAP Program (abs.): Geological Society of America, South-Central Section, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, no. 2, p. 31.

Mathew, S. and Collins, E.W. 2008. A comparison of digital photogrammetric and lidar high resolution digital elevation models of Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, USA (abst.), in joint meeting of The Geological Society of America, Houston, Texas, USA. v. 40, no. 6, p.503.

Mathew, Sojan, Davidson-Arnott, R. G. D., and Ollerhead, J., 2008, Coastal geomorphic changes along Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island National Park, Canada (abs.), in Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston.

Mathew, Sojan, Davidson-Arnott, R. G. D., and Ollerhead, J., 2008, Remote sensing approaches to quantify beach/dune evolution following overwash during a catastrophic storm (abs.), in Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston.

Mathew, S., and Davidson-Arnott, R. G. D., 2005, Quantifying coastal evolution using historic aerial photos and digital photogrammetry (abs.), in Proceedings, Canadian Coastal Conference, Dortmund, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Mathew, S., and Davidson-Arnott, R. G. D., 2004, Photogrammetry as a research tool for coastal evolution studies, in Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Mocton, New Brownsick, Canada.

Mathew, S., Schmieder, K., and Boeker, R., 2003, Application of remote sensing and GIS in the classification of marcrophytes as an indicator of nutrient load in Lake Constance, Germany, in Proceedings, Canadian Coastal Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Mathew, S., and Senthevel, S., 1999, A critical evaluation of farm ground water utilization status in Coimbatore District, in Annual Conference of Ground Water Board of India.

Mathew, S., Joseph, M. V., and Elias, A., 1996, Design and development of a system for Vermi-wash (abs.), in Annual Conference of Indian Association of Agricultural Engineers, Thrissur, Kerala.
Awards
Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, 2002–2005

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Travel Grant, 2005

University of Guelph, Graduate Research Travel Grant, 2004

Arthur D. Latornell Foundation Research Scholarship, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, 2004

University of Guelph, Arthur D. Latornell Foundation Research Travel Grant, 2003

International Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, 2003

Deutche Akademishe Auslander Dienst (DAAD) Scholarship for Higher Studies in Germany, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 1999–2001


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