School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Director of Outreach Education, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
Current Role at StanfordJennifer directs the educational outreach programs in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. These programs include Geokids, an early elementary school field trip to campus, the Earth Sciences High School Internships and teacher professional development opportunities. Jennifer serves as a pre-major advisor as well as provides mentoring to students who are interested in science education careers.
Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences
BioI am interested in the evolution of insect morphology and ecology in deep time. I occasionally also study ticks, amphibians, and plants.
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences and, by courtesy, of Geophysics
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsearly Earth atmosphere; planetary differentiation; rocky exoplanet atmospheric chemistry; planetary interiors; atmosphere-interior exchange on Earth-like planets; planetary habitability; Venus atmospheric evolution; volcanic gases on Io and volatile loss
Allegra Hosford Scheirer
Physical Sci Res Scientist
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch
Allegra Hosford Scheirer is a research geophysicist at Stanford University, specializing in basin and petroleum system modeling. Her work is centered on the strong belief in the integration of geological, geochemical, and geophysical data in a unified working environment.
She co-teaches courses and co-advises several graduate students with a focus on basin and petroleum system modeling and investigative methods for exploring conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons.
Prior to joining Stanford, Allegra was a member of the Geophysical Unit of Menlo Park and the Energy Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey, where she constructed three-dimensional geologic models for use in the resource assessment process. Allegra has led and participated in numerous field programs at sea and in the United States. She is the editor of U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1713 and a past Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research.
Noelle Barbara Schoellkopf
Adjunct Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
BioNoelle Schoellkopf is Petroleum System Modeling Advisor for Schlumberger SIS and lives in Danville, California. She has lectured regularly at Stanford since 2008, as part of the Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling (BPSM) program in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.
• GEOLSCI 248. The Petroleum System: Investigative method to explore for conventional & unconventional hydrocarbons (Magoon)
• GEOLSCI 255. Basin and Petroleum System Modeling (Peters, Hosford-Scheirer)
• GS 216. In-Depth Topics in Basin & Petroleum System Modeling (Schoellkopf, Scheirer)
• Invited guest lecturer for other courses and workshops (Mukerji, Dutta, NGI..)
• 30+ years of extensive experience with Gulf Oil, Chevron and Schlumberger, in exploration geology, new ventures evaluations, basin and petroleum systems modeling, source rock geochemical analysis and regional evaluations, exploration geologic risk assessment, numerical simulation using PetroMod and other software.
• Expertise in implementation of standard workflows and methods for petroleum systems evaluations and risk assessments.
• Global expertise in numerical modeling of conventional and unconventional resources in various geological settings. Projects in over 50 countries.
• Experienced member of many evaluation teams for exploration bid rounds, farm-out presentations, geologic risk assessments using integrated workflows. Peer reviews of corporate exploration processes, charge-related geologic risk assessments.
• Adjunct lecturer, Stanford University, Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling program. Instructor for Schlumberger SIS, AAPG and NExT.
Noelle has a B.A. degree in geology from Bryn Mawr College and a M.S. in geology from George Washington University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geological Sciences
BioMy research primarily addresses the structural and thermal evolution of highly deformed continental crust. I am strongly field-oriented and particularly interested in the relationship between igneous & metamorphic processes and deformation from outcrop to regional scales, the influence of pluton emplacement on fault behavior, tectonic and metamorphic processes driving continental rifting and subduction, and processes that transport metal through the crust to form economic deposits.
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe research interests in the Sperling Lab are Earth history and the evolution of life, and the interactions between the biosphere and the geosphere. As such this research can generally be considered paleontology, insofar as paleontology encompasses all aspects of the history of life.
Consequently, we define our research agenda by the questions we are interested in, rather than the tools used. This research incorporates multiple lines of evidence, and multiple tools, to investigate questions in the history of life. These lines of evidence include fossil data, molecular phylogenetics, sedimentary geochemistry, and developmental and ecological data from modern organisms. Ultimately, the goal is to link environmental change with organismal and ecological response through the lens of physiology.
Our field research takes place all over the world--current areas include:
-NW Canada (Yukon and Northwest Territories): Research has been conducted on the early Neoproterozoic Fifteenmile Group, Cryogenian and Ediacaran Windermere Supergroup, and on the Ordovician-Devonian Road River Group in the southern Richardson Mountains
-Southern Canadian Cordillera: Work here has focused on the early Cambrian Mural Formation and its soft-bodied fauna.
-England and Wales: Cambrian-Silurian successions in the Welsh Basin
-Namibia: Ediacaran Nama Group
-Upwelling zones: We study the oxygen minimum zone offshore California as an analogue for ancient low-oxygen oceans.
Professor of Geological Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsstructure and dynamics of crystalline, glassy, and molten inorganic materials and how these relate to geologically and technologically important properties and processes; solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resoance (NMR); mineralogy; igneous petrology; glass science
Ph.D. Student in Geological and Environmental Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsExploring how systems of erosion and incision on the Colorado Plateau on the 100 ka to 1 Ma time scale. I utilize cosmogenic radionuclide dating, UAV surveys, and conceptual models to define processes, rates, and timings of erosion in arid landscapes.