Robert Goldstein is the Haas Distinguished Professor of Geology at the University of Kansas. In addition to his duties as Distinguished professor he has served as Associate Chairperson, Chairperson, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Provost’s Special Advisor on Campus Development. He currently co-leads the Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium, an industry-funded research consortium concentrating its work on carbonate rocks and oil and gas reservoirs. His research concentrates on limestones and dolomites, how their diagenesis serves as geochemical records of events in geologic history and how their stratigraphy and diagenesis can be used to predict reservoir properties.
Dr. González is interested in stable isotope chemistry and its application to continental paleoclimatology, carbonate geochemistry with emphasis on isotopic and trace elemental chemistry, carbonate geology with emphasis on karst development and carbonate deposition in marine and karst systems, and carbonate diagenetic processes.
Dr. Hill’s research focus is hydrogeology and food, energy, water systems. My group addresses questions such as: How could water quality and quantity systems, agriculture, and renewable energy evolve in ways that maintain food production and support environmentally and economically healthy communities?
Dr. Kamola works in sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and sedimentary basin analysis with current research including controls on stratal patterns in sedimentary basins and high frequency sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine strata.
Dr. McLean has long been interested in using high-precision thermo- and geochronology to solve geological problems, especially those that require resolution at the limits of analytical precision. A main thrust of his research involves quantitatively interpreting the large volume of information used to calculate and interpret isotopic dates.
Dr. Olcott's research combines organic geochemical techniques with paleontological and geological techniques, to characterize the evolution and preservation of the biosphere through time, especially in intervals of Earth's history where the traditional fossil record is sparse.
Dr. Rankey focuses on fundamental controls on the nature and variability of carbonate sedimentary, geomorphic, and stratigraphic systems, using Holocene systems to develop predictive understanding of carbonates in the stratigraphic record.
Dr. Roberts specializes in hydrochemistry and microbial geochemistry, bridging basic and applied science and focusing on the role of microorganisms on mineral chemistry and weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, and water quality from the nano- to landscape scales.
Dr. Tsoflias' research interests are in applied geophysics (exploration geophysics, hydrogeophysics, biogeophysics) and the development of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and high-resolution seismic imaging methods. Please visit my website.
Dr. Walker's research interests are in integration of Tectonics, Geochronology, and GIS to better understand the geologic development of contractile and extensional systems.
Ph.D., Stanford, 1955.
Research: Quaternary geology and geomorphology of the central Plains and northern Rocky Mountains, origin of complex loess columns, and geological interpretation of archaeological sites.
Ph.D., Yale University
M.S., Stanford University
Fulbright Student, Universität Tübingen
B.S., University of Kansas
Research: Sedimentology, carbonate facies, and diagenesis, specifically Cretaceous carbonates in Mexico and Permo-Triassic carbonates in China. Interests include mass-flow deposits, modern carbonates, and Mid-continent cyclothems.
Ph.D., Leeds, 1953.
Research: Invertebrate paleontology with emphasis on Lower Paleozoic faunas and stratigraphy. Evolution of the Brachiopoda and Neoproterozoic to Cambrian development of the plate margin of Greater Antarctica.
Ph.D., UCLA, 1964.
Research: Geochemistry and regional geology with emphasis on geochronology of Early Proterozoic orogenic belts. Proterozoic basement of North America, and the Precambrian shields of Brazil and western Africa