Personal Profile

·        2007 – present Chief geophysical analyst, Southern Methodist University

·        2005 – 2007 Postdoctoral research fellow, Southern Methodist University

·        since 2005 independent geothermal consultant

·        May 2005, Ph.D. in Geophysics from Southern Methodist University, Department of Geological Sciences

·        1998 – 1999 Seismic Data Acquisition Specialist, Romanian Prospecting Company "Prospectiuni S.A." (design and acquisition for seismic surveys)

·        B.Sc.: University of Bucharest, June 1998. Major: Engineering Geology/ Geophysics

Research interests:

·        Heat Flow/ Geothermal:

o       Geothermal resource assessment

o       Thermal studies in sedimentary basins

o       Interpretation of heat flow data

·        Seismo-acoustic studies

o       Infrasound propagation

o       Yield estimation of infrasound sources

o       Array processing techniques

o       Installation of temporary and permanent seismo-acoustic arrays

o       Local site effects

o       Infrasound and seismic noise studies



·        Geothermal

o       MIT – geothermal report “The Future of Geothermal Energy”

o       Heat Flow in Texas

o       Heat Flow in Yellowstone


·        Seismo - acoustic projects

o       Analysis of Infrasound Signals Associated with the destruction of Columbia Space Shuttle

o       White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) calibration experiments

o       Infrasound in the “Zone of Silence”


Contact Address

Southern Methodist University

Department of Earth Sciences

P.O. Box 750395, Dallas, TX, 75275

Tel: (214) 768 3429




Lajitas Seismic Array Display

Nevada Seismic Array Display

Seismological Society of America                                               

American Geophysical Union

SMU Geothermal Lab

My advisors prof. Eugene T. Herrin and David D. Blackwell