Background and Research Interests
I am a Professor of Professional Practice in Structural Geomechanics, Earth Materials, and Petrophysics as well as a Research Associate studying the Geomechanics of fluid flow along fractures and faults in very low permeability rocks. I am also the curator for TCU’s Core Storage Facility. Prior to TCU, I was with The Gearhart Companies for four years as a Structural Petrophysicist, ConocoPhillips for sixteen years as a Petrophysicist and Structural Petrophysicist, and Halliburton Logging Services for fourteen. Along the way, I have authored or co-authored 8 U.S. patents and numerous publications.
My primary research interests are as follows:
1. Geomechanics of fluid flow along fractures and faults.
2. MicroMechanical testing for rock properties.
3. Estimating rock mechanical properties by combining geophysical well logs and petrophysical analysis.