Dr. Charles (Chock) Woodruff

Research Interests

Engineering/environmental geology

Geologic mapping/airphoto interpretation Rock and mineral resources


B.A., Geology, Vanderbilt University, 1966 

M.S., Geology, Vanderbilt University, 1968 

Ph.D., Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1973

Professional History

Tennessee Division of Geology, 1968-1970

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1972-1983

Self-employed consulting geologist, 1983-present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, U.T. Austin, 2001-present

Selected Publications

Woodruff, C.M., Jr., and L.P. Wilding, 2008, Bedrock, soils, and hillslope hydrology in the Central Texas Hill Country, USA: implications on environmental management in a carbonate-rock terrain: Environmental Geology, v. 55, no. 3, p. 605-618.

Woodruff, C.M., Jr., 2007, Beyond outcrops and cores—bridging the gulf between geologists and civil engineers in Austin, Texas: Austin Geological Society Bulletin, v. 3, p. 48-53.

Abbott, P.L., and C.M. Woodruff, Jr., 1986, The Balcones Escarpment: Field-trip guidebook published for Geological Society of America annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 200 p. Available on-line: www.lib.utexas.edu/geo/balcones_escarpment/balconesescarpment.html

Woodruff, C.M., Jr., and P.L. Abbott, 1979, Drainage-basin evolution and aquifer development in a karstic limestone terrane, south-central Texas, USA: Earth Surface processes, v. 4, p. 319-334.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Service Award, Austin Geological Society, 1997

Distinguished Service Award, City of Austin Community Collaboration Awards, 2000

Distinguished Service Award, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 2006

Elected to Honorary Membership, Austin Geological Society, 2001

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