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)
"Some people see just another international student; what I see is someone brave enough to leave everything and everyone they know behind. Someone adventurous enough to pack their lives into a handful of suitcases and go on a plane with a one-way ticket. Someone confident enough to travel across the globe to go to a place they may have never...

Yuquian (Philomena) Gan, Ph.D., 2022 (Co-supervisor)
Jackson School of Geosciences

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