Meet Our Officers (2019-2020)


Dawid is a 3rd year Ph.D. student working with Dr. Benchun Duan on the source physics of the induced earthquakes and mechanical behavior of the shallow faults during industrial operations. He obtained his B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees in Applied Geophysics at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow (Poland). Before starting the doctorate program at Texas A&M he worked for over 2 years in the service company from Prague (Czech Republic). In the free time, Dawid likes to travel, practice karate, play the guitar or enjoy the time with friends.

Dawid Szafranski


Abhishek is a 3rd year Ph.D. student working with Dr. Andreas Kronenberg. He is studying the water weakening in feldspars and periodic shear-heating mechanism for intermediate-depth earthquakes in the mantle. He obtained his Integrated M.Tech degree in Geological Technology from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee, India). In his spare time, Abhishek enjoys hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and playing ukulele. 

Abhishek Prakash


Eric Peavey


Eric is a first year Ph.D. Geology student (applied geoscience) and Shell Fellow of the Unconventional Reservoir and Outcrop Characterization (UROC) Consortium, working with Art Donovan. His project is tentatively titled: "Outcrop to Subsurface Correlation and Geochemical Characterization of Wolfcampian (Wolfcamp A) Strata of the Delaware Basin and Marathon Orogenic Belt, Glass Mountains, West Texas." His specialties are in multi-proxy data integration, stratigraphy, and in the development and use of applied geologic methods which bridge the gaps between geology, petrophysics and data science for hydrocarbon exploration. Eric holds a B.S. in Earth Science from Southern Connecticut State University and an M.S. Geology from Texas A&M University. He has recently given two tech talks at Chevron Corporation and has co-led field trips in West Texas for industry partners including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Apache and Sinopec.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys cooking, coffee, hiking and piano.

Julie is a second-year Masters student working with Dr. Everett. She is doing near-surface geophysics work focusing on surface waves. The main objective of her work is to generate and observe fault guided waves. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the energy industry as an Exploration Geophysicist interpreting seismic. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her dogs and cat, Samson, Delilah and Nala and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

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Julie Charbonneau

Program Chair

Jonathan Foster

Jonathan is a 1st year Masters student working with Dr. Siddarth Misra. His thesis project is investigating water production in the Delaware Basin and determining what variables are causing oil and gas producing wells to produce a relatively large amount of water. He is a student working with the Crisman Institute and Berg-Hughes Center here at Texas A&M University. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games.

Social Chair

Rachel Hoar

Chief Financial Officer

Anthony McIntyre

Marketing Chair