Sedimentary Geology Faculty
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.
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. 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. 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.