Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Congratulations to Recent Successful Graduate Completions

Congratulations to all graduate students who have recently defended their theses or completed their graduate studies with the Queen's Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, including:

Matthew Degeer, MSc

Defense date - December 17, 2020

Supervisors: Dr. Dan Layton-Matthews and Dr. Matthew Leybourne

Thesis title: "Application of Termitaria Geochemistry to Iron Oxide Copper Gold Exploration in the Kitumba District, Central Zambia." 

Paul-Mark Difrancesco, MASc

Defense Date – March 24, 2021

Supervisors: Dr. Jean Hutchinson 

Thesis Title: "Digital Rockfall Databases: Developing Best Practices for Semi-Automatic Extraction of Rockfall from LiDAR"

Kelsey Grimes, MSc

Defense Date - April 2, 2021

Supervisor: Dr. Guy Narbonne

 Thesis Title: "Ediacaran Fronds from South Australia and Newfoundland"

Shawn Hegger, MASc

Defense Date – January 19, 2021

Supervisor: Dr. Mark Diederichs and Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos

Thesis Title: "The Application of Distributed Optical Sensing to Measure the Full-Field Strain Response of Uniaxial Compression Test Specimens"

Nicole Heikoop, MSc

Supervisor: Dr. Guy Narbonne

MSc Completion Date - December 31, 2020

Jamie Innocente, MASc

Defense Date – January 13, 2021

Supervisors: Dr. Mark Diederichs and Dr. Chrysothemis Paraskevopoulou

Thesis Title: "Time-Dependency and Long-Term Strength of Rocks - Limitations, Interpretation, and Application in Finite Difference Continuum Models"

Derek Knaack, PhD

Defense Date – February 12, 2021

Supervisor: Dr. Dan Layton-Matthews and Dr. Matthew Leybourne

Thesis Title: "Bulk and triple oxygen isotope geochemistry of marine ferromanganese crusts, nodules, and deposits"

Allison Martin, MSc

Defense Date – February 10, 2021

Supervisor: Dr. Laurent Godin

Thesis Title: "Timing and source of melting at the eastern edge of the Gurla Mandhata core complex, NW Nepal Himalaya"

Sara Pieczonka, MSc

Defense Date – January 29, 2021

Supervisor: Dr. Alex Braun

Thesis Title: "Inversion of Muon Tomography and Gravity Gradiometry for Reservoir Monitoring"

Kurri Reich, MASc

Defense Date – December 18, 2020

Supervisor: Dr. Jean Hutchinson

Thesis Title: "The Application of Structure from Motion Photogrammetry to the Ontario Rockfall Hazard Rating System (RHRON)"

Madison Schmidt, MSc

Defense Date – November 6, 2020

Supervisors: Dr. Dan Layton-Matthews and Dr. Matthew Leybourne

Thesis Title: "Investigation into Potential Magmatic Contributions to Volanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits: Method Development for LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Fluid Inclusions and Critical Assessment of the Windy Craggy Deposit, Northwestern British Columbia, Canada"

Alice Stagner, PhD

Defense Date – April 3, 2021

Supervisor: Dr. Noel James

Thesis Title: "Paleoecology of Microbial-rich Late Frasnian Carbonate Slope Builups, Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin"