Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Emeriti Faculty Directory

Suzanne Beske-Diehl

  • Professor Emerita, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Use of rock magnetic properties to identify volcanic ash and as indicators of atmospheric fractionation
  • Rock magnetic properties as an indicator of environmental change with special interest in Lake Superior
  • Effect of alteration on the magnetization of basalts
  • Magnetostratigraphy of the Pliocene sediments in Anza-Borrego State Park, California
  • Paleomagnetism and polar wander for North America at about 1.1 Ga concentrating on Keweenawan rocks

Jimmy F. Diehl

  • Professor Emeritus, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Late cretaceous/early tertiary apparent polar wander for North America
  • Environmental magnetism and paleoclimate records from cave and lake deposits
  • Paleomagnetism of keweenawan rocks and their geomagnetic and tectonic implications
  • Paleosecular variation of Plio-Pleistocene volcanic rocks
  • Application of seismic, resistivity, gravity, and magnetic methods to geological engineering problems
Rudolph Greuer

Rudolph E. Greuer

  • Professor Emeritus, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Allan Johnson

Allan M. Johnson

  • Professor Emeritus, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

S. Douglas McDowell

  • Professor Emeritus, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Clay mineralogy and low temperature diagenetic/geothermal/metamorphic systems

Wayne D. Pennington

  • Professor Emeritus, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Research Professor of Geophysical Engineering

Research Interests

  • (Not accepting new graduate students)
  • Properties of rocks under varying conditions of saturation, stress, and heterogeneity
  • Oil and gas exploration and development
  • Seismic petrophysics—relating rock properties to seismic observations, particularly in oil and gas development
  • Earthquake seismology, particularly induced seismicity, and humanitarian aspects of large earthquakes

Charles T. Young

  • Professor Emeritus, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Aquifer heterogeneity estimation using ground penetrating radar
  • Three dimensional visualization of geophysical data
  • Novel uses of electrical resistivity to reveal fracture patterns in limestone
  • Application of geophysics to archaeology (non-destructive archaeology)
  • Table top models for teaching geophysics
  • Signal analysis for geophysical interpretation