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Project Collaborative Research: Structural and Functional Connectivity of Squid Chromatophores, Stanford Univesity (7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019)

Principal Investigator:

Squid and other cephalopods have the ability to change skin color using muscular chromatophore organs that are under direct neural control. All work on the cellular mechanisms of chromatophore control in squid has focused on three species in the family Loliginidae that inhabit coastal environments rich in benthic features like seaweed, rocks and coral. Skin-color changes in these species are associated with camouflage as well as intra-specific signaling and deimatic displays.

Project Borehole seismic imaging and monitoring, Stanford University and Universidade Federal da Bahia (1/1/1996 - Present)

Principal Investigator:

This collaborative research activity began in 1996 and has run for more than 20 years. Over this time, I have taught short courses at the Federal University of Bahia and meetings of the local geophysical society on borehole seismic imaging and tomography. In addition, I have co-advised several MS level graduate students. Recently, we completed a research project on CO2 monitoring with sponsorship of Petrobras, the national petroleum company.

Location

Salvador Brasil

Project Capacity Building For Energy Geosciences and Engineering, Stanford University, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (3/1/2010 - 8/30/2016)

Principal Investigator:

The goal of this project, sponsored by Chevron Technology Company, was to help build local capacity in energy geosciences in Thailand. The project included Stanford professors and staff teaching short courses in Bangkok and Thai students participating in a summer research program at Stanford.

Location

Bangkok Thailand

Collaborators

  • Visut Pisutha-Arnond, Geology Head, Chulalongkorn University

Project Research and Education partnership for Energy Resources, Stanford University, King Fuad University of Petroleum and Minerals (1/1/2006 - Present)

Principal Investigator:

This trilateral collaborative project involves Stanford University, King Fuad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), and Saudi Aramco. The goal is to share best practices for research and education related to petroleum exploration and production. To date, several joint research projects have taken place as well as field trips involving Stanford and KFUPM students in both Saudi Arabia and the USA.

Location

Dhahran Saudi Arabia

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