Cornel Olariu

Cornel  Olariu
Research Scientist, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Lecturer, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences


Email: cornelo@jsg.utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 471 1519
Office: JGB 6.136
Mailcode: C1100


Areas of Expertise

Clastic Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Depositional Environments, Basin Analysis


Research Locations



Graduate Students

William S Bailey , Ph.D., expected 2026 (Co-supervisor)

Michelle Tebolt , Ph.D., expected 2024 (Committee Member)
As a planetary scientist, I study sedimentary processes on Mars to better understand the paleoenvironment, or the conditions that once existed on the surface. I am particularly interested in Martian fluvial processes that occurred ~3.8 billion years ago when there was liquid water on the surface and consider the question: How has water influenced the surface of Mars? Or more...

Rawan Alasad (Co-supervisor)
I study the sedimentary record, surficial processes, tectonic relief and catchment evolution that occurs during rifting.

Jana Alabdullatif (Supervisor)

Sarp Karakaya (Co-supervisor)
Professional Summary: Ph.D. candidate at Jackson School of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin with seven years of oil industry experience in Turkish Petroleum Corporation, and an M.Sc. in Geology from Rutgers University. Evaluated multiple deep-sea depositional systems with significant commercial potential. Has extensive experience in generating prospects using 2D / 3D seismic interpretation, seismic attribute analysis, well...

Jake Gearon, M.S., 2021 (Supervisor)

Logan West, Ph.D., 2020 (Co-supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin


YearSemesterCourse
2021Spring GEO 316P Sedimentary Rocks-Wb
2020Spring GEO 316P Sedimentary Rocks
2019Spring GEO 316P Sedimentary Rocks
2018Spring GEO 316P Sedimentary Rocks
2018Spring GEO 383U Dynamic Field Strtgrphy-Ut/Rou
2017Spring GEO 316P Sedimentary Rocks
2016Spring GEO 316P Sedimentary Rocks
2015Fall GEO 383 Clastic Depositional Systems
2015Fall GEO 193 Technical Sessions
2015Spring GEO 193 Technical Sessions
2014Fall GEO 383 Clastic Depositional Systems
2014Fall GEO 193 Technical Sessions