Zane Jobe  

Zane Jobe, PhD

Director of CoRE, Research Professor

Education: PhD, Geology, Stanford University, 2010
BS, Geology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004

Research Interests: Sediment transport, stratigraphic architecture, geomorphology, and scaling relationships of siliciclastic depositional systems

Google Scholar profile: Zane Jobe

Twitter: @ZaneJobe 

Blog: off the shelf edge     

Curriculum Vitae 

Mary Carr  

Mary Carr, PhD

CoRE Program Manager, Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Sediment transport, stratigraphic architecture, geomorphology and scaling relationships of submarine depositional systems 

Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Lauren Shumaker  

Lauren Shumaker, PhD

PhD Thesis (Stanford, 2016): Sedimentology, seismic geomorphology and provenance investigations of deep-water deposits: Taranski Basin, New Zealand

Research Interests: Deepwater sediment transport and sedimentary basin analysis.

Now a Professor in the Thorson First-Year Honors Program at Mines – Congrats Lauren! 

Personal Website

Curriculum Vitae

Research Scientists

Ross Mayer  

Ross Meyer, MS

MS Data Science, University of Denver, 2018
BS Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2016

Research Interests: Computer vision and deep learning.

Github Page

Linkedin Profile

External Collaborators


Energy Technology Company: Morgan Sullivan, Jeremiah Moody, Fabien Laugier, Ash Harris, Sarah Baumgarnder and many others
Gulf of Mexico: Jane Stammer, Zandra Fleming, Larry Zarra, and many others
Mid-Continent: Alyssa Charsky, Daniel Hunt, Amy Moss-Russell, and many others
New Ventures: Matt Hoffman, Damian O’Grady, Jess Allen, and many others

Nick Howes, MS 

Mathworks Inc., Natick, Massachusetts 

Jake Covault, PhD

Quantitative Clastics Laboratory, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas 

Current Graduate Students

Evan Gross

Evan GrossMS Student (2020)
BS Geology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Terrestrial and shallow-marine sedimentology/stratigraphy

Project: Bounding surface architecture of a wet eolian system: Entrada Sandstone, Utah

J. Clark Gilbert

Clark GilbertPhD Student (2021)
MS Geology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
BS Geology, Sewanee: University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

Research Interests: Source-to-sink sediment dispersal patterns, tectonostratigraphy, basin analysis and geochronology

Project: Stratigraphic architecture and evolution of tectonic regimes, Ventura Basin, California

Pengfei Hou

Pengfei HouPhD Student (2018)
MS Paleontology & Stratigraphy, University of British Columbia, Canada
MS Sedimentology, China University of Geoscience, Beijing, China
BS Geology, China University of Geoscience, Beijing, China

Project: Stratigraphic Architecture and Depositional Environments of a Peripheral Early Foreland Basin Source-to-Sink System: the Pennsylvanian Atoka Formation, Arkansas

Kaci Kus

Kaci KusMS Student (2020)
BS Geology, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Research Interests: Sedimentology/stratigraphy, unconventional reservoir systems

Project: Quantifying bed-scale architecture of submarine lobe deposits, Point Loma Formation, CA

Thomas Martin

Thomas MartinPhD Student (2022)
MS Geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California
BS Geology, University of California San Diego

Research Interests: Stratigraphy, machine learning

Project: Machine learning for facies prediction

GitHub page

Luke A. Pettinga

Luke PettingaPhD Student (2020)
MS Geology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
BS Geology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Research Interests: Sedimentology, stratigraphy, submarine depositional systems

Project: Scaling relationships in Submarine Depositional Environments

Wylie Walker

Wylie WalkerMS Student (2019)
BS Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Research Interests: Deep-water sedimentology, stratigraphic architecture

Project: Stratigraphic architecture of the Bone Spring Formation, Delaware Basin, Texas

Student Assistants

Carissa Anderson (2019) Senior, majoring in Geology
Detrital zircon geochronology of Permian sandstones along the Front Range, Colorado (advised by Zane Jobe)

Andrew Harger (2018) Senior, majoring in Geology
Grain size characterization of submarine levee deposits (advised by Zane Jobe and Luke Pettinga)

Ali Downard (2018) Senior, majoring in Geophysics
Analyzing high-dimensional event-bed statistics using machine learning algorithms (advised by Zane Jobe and Nick Howes)

Dingxin Cai (2017) Graduated with B.S. in Geological Engineering; accepted to M.S. program at Univeristy of California at Berkeley
Submarine channel morphometrics and evolution (advised by Zane Jobe and Lauren Shumaker)

Former Graduate Students

Robert Amerman

Robert AmermanPhD 2009
PhD Dissertation: Deepwater mass-transport deposits: Structure, stratigraphy, and implications for basin evolutionPDF versionText only version

Accepted full-time position with Noble Energy, Denver, CO

Englebertus Rexi Esomar

Rex EsomarProfessional MS 2006

Chevron Employee Student, Indonesian Business Unit

Alyssa Charsky

Alyssa CharskyMS Student
BA Geology, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Research Interests: Petrophysics, geomechanics, formation evaluation

Project: Integrating mineralogy, process sedimentology, and geomechanics for the development of a mechanical stratigraphy model of the Bakken Formation at Parshall Field, Williston Basin, North Dakota

Linkedin Profile

Alexandra Fleming

Alexandra FlemingMS 2010

MS Thesis: Stratigraphic architecture of lobe strata in a submarine fan setting, Point Loma Formation, CaliforniaPDF versionText only version

Accepted a full-time position with Chevron, Houston, TX

Grace Ford

Grace FordPhD 2012

PhD Dissertation: Hierarchical framework and cyclicity in a fluvial-lacustrine basin-fill succession, Middle Wasatch Formation, Uinta Basin, UtahPDF versionText only version

Employed full-time during her studies; upon graduation, Grace was employed with Sundance Energy, Denver, CO

Rosemarie "Rosie" Fryer

Rosie FryerMS 2018

MS Thesis: Bed-scale Characterization of Submarine Lobe Deposits, Point Loma Formation, California<

Research Interests: Sedimentology/stratigraphy, clastic depositional systems, submarine channel/lobe systems

Accepted a full-time position with Hilcorp in Houston, TX

Gregory S. Gordon

Greg GordonPhD 2014

PhD Dissertation: Stratigraphic evolution and architectural analysis of structurally confined submarine fans: A tripartite outcrop-based studyPDF versionText only version

Accepted a full-time position with Aera Energy LLC, Bakersfield, C


Matthew R. Hoffman

Matt HoffmanMS 2009

MS Thesis: Tectono-stratigraphic analysis of a deepwater growth basin, Ainsa Basin, Northern Spain

Accepted a full-time position with Chevron, New Orleans, LA

Mahendra Kusuma

Mahendra KusumaMS (Geophysics) 2005

MS Thesis: Analysis of time-lapse p-wave seismic data from Rulison Field, ColoradoPDF versionText only version

Chevron Employee Student, Indonesian Business Unit

Olumide Lawal

Olumide LawalProfessional MS 2008

Chevron Employee Student, Nigerian Business Unit

Amy C. Moss-Russell

Bradley R. Nuse

Bradley NuseMS 2015

MS Thesis: Continuity of sandstone within fluvial channel belts: A three-dimensional study of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah

Accepted a full-time position with BHP-Billiton, Houston, TX

Kimber O'Brien

Kimber O'BrienMS 2015

MS Thesis: Stratigraphic architecture of a shallow-water delta deposited in a coastal plain setting, Neslen Formation, Floy Canyon, UtahPDF versionText only version

Accepted a full-time position with Aera Energy, Bakersfield, CA

Reginald E. Onyirioha

Henrikus Panjaitan

Henrikus PanjaitanMS 2006

MS Thesis: Sand-body dimensions in outcrop and subsurface, Lower Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, ColoradoPDF versionText only version

Chevron Employee Student, Indonesian Business Unit

Jesse Pisel

Jesse PiselPhD 2015

PhD Thesis: Multi-scale stratigraphic and statistical analysis of allogenic and autogenic controls on fluvial systemsPDF versionText only version

Accepted a full-time position with Media Migration Services, Anchorage, AK

Hathaiporn "Goi" Samorn

Hathaiporn "Goi" SamornMS 2006

MS Thesis: Fluvial reservoir architecture from near-surface 3D seismic data, block B8/32, Gulf of ThailandPDF versionText only version

Chevron Employee Student, Southeast Asia Business Unit

Stephen Schwarz

Stephen SchwarzMS 2016

MS Thesis: Syn-rift drainages and sedimentary fill architecture: a case study in the Jurassic of the Dampier Sub-basinPDF versionText only version

Accepted full-time position with Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Denver, CO

Kassandra L. Sendziak

Henri Silalahi

Jane G. Stammer

Jane StammerPhD 2014

MS Thesis: Geochemical and mineralogical analysis of the Chukar Footwall gold deposit, northeastern Nevada

PhD Dissertation: Hydrodynamic fractionation of minerals and textures in submarine fans: Quantitative analysis from outcrop, experimental, and subsurface studiesPDF versionText only version

Accepted a full-time position with Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, TX

Jianqiao Wang