[unav_all] GRAD POSITION DEVELOPING BOREHOLE STRAINMETERS AND ANALYZING STRAIN DATA

Shelley Olds olds at unavco.org
Tue Nov 28 09:19:02 MST 2017


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GRAD POSITION DEVELOPING BOREHOLE STRAINMETERS AND ANALYZING STRAIN DATA

A graduate assistantship is available at Clemson University for a student
interested in pursuing a PhD degree.  The position is on a research project
to develop high-resolution strainmeters and evaluate their performance in
field applications.  The project will include designing and building
multi-component borehole strainmeters using optical fiber sensors, and then
testing the instruments and analyzing data from a field site near Clemson,
SC.   Subsequent field tests will be conducted at a carbon storage analog
site in Oklahoma. Additional applications potentially include hydrocarbon
reservoir management, hydromechanical well testing, hydrologic monitoring,
characterizing strain due to tectonics or glacier transport, and evaluating
geologic hazards.

The required background includes a strong foundation in physical sciences
or engineering with a solid mathematics background and familiarity in the
earth sciences. Desired experience includes analysis of geophysical time
series, including seismic or acoustic data, and development of scientific
instruments, particularly related to strain measurements and optical fiber
sensors.  Familiarity with conducting field experiments and analyzing
geomechanical data related to carbon storage, reservoir engineering,
hydrology or similar is desired.  This is an excellent opportunity for
intellectual and professional growth as part of a multi-disciplinary team
of geoscientists and engineers.

The position is in the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Department at Clemson University.  Clemson is in a beautiful rural setting
in view of the southern Appalachian Mountains, but close enough to Atlanta
and Charlotte to access the benefits of the big city.  Competitive funding
of graduate tuition and full-time stipend plus benefits is available.

Send inquiries to Larry Murdoch at lmurdoc at clemson.edu.


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Shelley Olds Education and Community Engagement UNAVCO 6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO 80301-5333 303.391.7496 www.unavco.org
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