Sean O'Donnell

Sean  O'Donnell
B.S., Geology, Cedarville University, 2016
M.S., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2022

Mailcode: C1140


My research interests are in the areas of volcanology and igneous petrology. I am currently researching aspects of the caldera forming eruption of Crater Lake, OR. I am using field and laboratory methods to understand volcanologic and petrologic processes that occurred during different stages of the eruption, and determining how these processes can occur in volcanoes around the world. In the past, I have used experimental methods to study pyroclastic flow dynamics and used petrologic and geochemical techniques to study an igneous dike swarm in southern California.

Past Research Projects

The interaction between a leading and a trailing pyroclastic density current: insights from experiments

The petrology and geochemistry of the Independence Dike Swarm, Owens Valley, California

Effects on entrainment and lift-off through interaction of two pyroclastic density currents, IAVCEI, Portland, OR, USA (2017)

The efficacy of unmanned aerial vehicles for imagery and remote sensing, GSA, Baltimore, MD, USA (2015)