Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin  Smith
B.S., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Texas, expected 2019

Office: JGB 6.142
Mailcode: C9000


Committee Members

I am fourth year PhD student studying carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy. I am interested in ancient carbonate platforms as both reservoirs as well as records of biogeochemical change throughout earth history. My research focuses on unravelling this carbonate record by integrating outcrop-based field studies with quantitative data such as 3D point cloud models and geochemistry.

Student Research Grant - GSA (2017)

Hugh D. Miser Memorial Grant - AAPG (2016)

Student Grants-in-Aid Award - AAPG (2015)

Philanthropy Chair, Graduate Student Executive Council, (2017 - 2018)

Graduate Mentor, Students Raising Students, (2016 - 2017)

Late Guadalupian evolution of the Delaware Basin: insights from stable isotope and trace element geochemistry, Reservoir Characterization Research Lab Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas (2017)

Geochemical drivers in carbonate shoreline settings: examples from the Permian of West Texas and New Mexico, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Conference, Houston, Texas (2017)

Guadalupian/Lopingian chemostratigraphy of the Delaware Basin: Unraveling regional versus global factors, Geological Society of America, Seattle, Washington (2017)

Integrated structural and stratigraphic analysis of the Guadalupian Seven Rivers Formation, McKittrick Canyon, New Mexico, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016)

Poster: Importance of micropore networks in shallow-water unconventional carbonate reservoirs of the Cretaceous Stuart City Trend, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado (2015)