Bio


I am a Ph.D. candidate in Geological Sciences working with Prof. Donald Lowe, Prof. Stephan Graham, Prof. Tapan Mukerji, and Dr. Tim McHargue. My research interests are sedimentology and stratigraphy of deep-water deposits in both outcrop and subsurface data as well as applying machine learning techniques to help solving geologic problems.

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award, American Geophysical Union (2020)
  • Grants-in-Aid Recipient, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2019)
  • Outstanding Mentoring Award, Stanford University, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (2019)
  • Shell Foundation Grant, Shell (2018)
  • Levorsen Grant, Stanford University School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (2017)
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, Colorado School of Mines, Geology and Geological Engineering (2015)
  • Student Research Grant Fellowship, Colorado School of Mines (2014)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Student Participant, Secretary, Stanford Project on Deep-water Depositional Systems (SPODDS) (2015 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG) (2012 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • B.S., Colorado School of Mines, Geological Engineering (2015)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Outcrop Characterization of a Turbidite Deposit: The Pigeon Point Formation, California PSAAPG Jaikla, C., Lowe, D. 2017
  • Quantitative Analysis of Vertical and Lateral Trends in Fluvial Megafans AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition Jaikla, C., Plink-Bjorklund, P., Wang, J. 2015