Department Chair Wayne Pennington received a $140,000 grant, the first increment of a potential three-year, $722,620 award from the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory for his research titled “Crosswell Seismic Amplitude-Versus-Offset for Detailed Imaging of Facies and Fluid Distribution within Carbonate Oil Reservoirs.”
I. Matt Watson has received a $79,369 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for his research, “Developing a Multi-Species Algorithm for Quantifying Volcanic Emissions Using MODIS, ASTER and AIRS.”
Professor William Rose received a $40,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research titled “U.S. – Argentina/Chile Collaborative Research on Volcano Remote Sensing.”
Jimmy Diehl has received $126,062 from the NSF for a two-year collaborative research project, “Paleomagnetism and Geochronology of the Mono Lake Event Recorded in the Lava Flow Sequence of Santa Maria Volcano, Guatemala.”
Matthew Watson has received a $52,382 grant for two years from the National Science Foundation for his research, “Geochemical Analysis of S-bearing Species Using Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAD) and Infrared Imaging at Cerro Negro’s Fumarole Field.”
Gregg Bluth has received $40,565 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for “Virunga Volcanic SO2 Emissions Research (VISOR) Project.”
Gregg Bluth has received $1,342,878 for the first three years of a potential $2,310,044 grant from the National Science Foundation for “PIRE: Remote Sensing for Hazard Mitigation and Resource Protection in Pacific Latin America.”
Suzanne Beske-Diehl and Jimmy F. Diehl recently attended the 10th Castle Meeting on New Trends in Geomagnetism, Paleo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism at the Castle of Valtice, Czech Republic. Diehl presented an invited talk, “Mineral Magnetic Properties of Cave Sediments from the Moravian Karst, Czech Republic: Records of Environmental Change.” He and Beske-Diehl were also coauthors on a talk given by Jaroslav Kadlec (Geological Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences) entitled “Mineral Magnetic Properties of the Morava River Floodplain Deposits (Czech Republic).” Kadlec was an NSF-NATO post-doctoral fellow at Michigan Tech from Nov. 1, 2004, to Oct. 31, 2005.