Grants Awarded by American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
University of Houston Geology Ph.D. students Shelby Johnston, Lucien Nana Yobo, Manuel Paez-Reyes and Carolina Ramon-Duenas have been awarded 2018 Grants-In-Aid funding from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation (AAPG).
The Grants-in-Aid 2018 program awarded a total of $285,000 in research funds to 124 graduate students across the world.
The Named Grants are a special endowed segment of the AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program; these grants were introduced in the 1970s and were established by family members and colleagues in memoriam or in honor of geoscientists. These grants are awarded each year to support graduate students in their research related to earth science aspects of the petroleum energy industry.
UH Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Recipients
Shelby Johnston was awarded with the Fred A. & Jean Dix Named Grant. This grant will support Johnston’s research of the effects of alpha damage on Helium diffusion kinetics in zircons and the correlation of structural damage and amorphicity to zircon U-Th/He closure temperatures. Her research is supervised by Dr. Peter Copeland.
Lucien Nana Yobo was awarded with the Gustavus E. Archie Memorial Grant. This grant will support Nana Yobo's research using multi isotope (Sr, Ca and Cr) in understanding biogeochemical processes during the ocean anoxic event 2 from the Eagle Ford Formation in West Texas. Nana Yobo was also awarded by AAPG Grants-in-Aid 2017. His research is supervised by Dr. Alan Brandon.
Manuel Paez-Reyes was awarded with the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Grant. This grant will support Paez-Reyes’ research of black shales from the La Luna Formation in Colombia. His research is supervised by Dr. Peter Copeland.
Carolina Ramon-Duenas was awarded with the James E. and Elloie B. Wilson Memorial Grant. This grant will support Ramon-Duenas’ research of the San Luis Pass flood tidal delta in order to characterize and model sediment transport and deposition in a modern tidal environment. Ramon-Duenas was also awarded the AAPG Grants-in-Aid in 2017. Her research is supervised by Dr. Julia Wellner.