Research

Graduate Student Projects

Holly McLachlan

Holly McLachlan

PhD Student, Geology
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

Study of the Soda Lake Geothermal Area, Churchill County, Nevada

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Holly McLachlan

Nicholas Paasche

MS Student, Hydrogeology
Advisor: Dr. Clay Cooper

Using numerical modeling to better understand the correlation between temperatures in the shallow subsurface and in deeper geothermal systems

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Andrew Sadowksi

Andrew Sadowski

MS Student, Geology
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

Structural controls of the Black Warrior geothermal system, Truckee Range, Washoe County, Nevada

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Recent Graduates

Danielle Molisee

MS Geology, 2015
Advisor: Dr. John Bell

Structural and temporal constraints at Buffalo Valley Hot Springs and proximal young volcanics, north-central, Nevada

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Kyle Basler-Reeder

MS Geophysics, 2015
Advisor: Dr. John Louie

Joint optimization of vertical component gravity and p-wave first arrivals by simulated annealing at the San Emidio geothermal field

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Corina Forson

MS Geology, 2014
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

Prospecting for a geothermal system in the Seven Troughs Range using structural geology and magnetotelluric data

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Lyndsay Hazelwood

MS Geology, 2014
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Cashman

Structural controls on the geothermal field at Gerlach, Washoe County, Nevada

Stefano Benato

PhD Geological Engineering, 2014
Advisor: Dr. Greg Pohll

Investigation into fracture network permeability evolution and reservoir responses to EGS stimulation, utilizing coupled thermal-hydrologic-mechanical-chemical modeling

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Sabina Kraushaar

MS Geology, 2014
Advisor: Dr. Pat Cashman

Structural controls of the MacFarlane geothermal system, Humboldt County, Nevada: New insights based on detailed geologic mapping, shallow temperature surveys, and magnetic data

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Ryan Anderson

MS Geology, 2013
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

Structural controls of the Emerson Pass geothermal system, Washoe County, Nevada

Brett Mayhew

MS Geology, 2013
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

A 3D characterization of the Astor Pass geothermal system, Washoe County, Nevada

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Greg Dering

MS Geology, 2013
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

Structural controls of the Tuscarora geothermal field, Elko County, Nevada

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Joel Edwards

MS Geology, 2013
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

Structural controls of the Neal Hot Springs geothermal system, eastern Oregon

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Tyler Kent

MS Geophysics, 2013
Advisors: Dr. John Louie & Dr. Graham Kent

Comparing deformaion at Soda Lake geothermal field from GPS and 3D seismic

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Jonathan Payne

MS Geology, 2013
Advisor: Dr. John Bell

Characterization of a blind geothermal prospect through LiDAR analysis and shallow temperature survey, Gabbs Valley, Nye and Mineral Co., NV

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Paul Schwering

MS Geophysics, 2013
Advisor: Dr. Bob Karlin

Geophysical modeling of the Dixie Meadows geothermal prospect: Dual analysis of gravity and magnetic data towards identifying structural controls

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Greg Rhodes

MS Geology, 2011
Advisor: Dr. Jim Faulds

Structural controls of the San Emidio geothermal system, northwestern Nevada

Betsy Pace

MS Geophysics, 2010
Advisor: Dr. Wendy Calvin

Analysis of remote sensing data for geothermal exploration over Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada

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