Dr. Tim F. Wawrzyniec, CPG
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1999
M.S., University of Minnesota, 1994
B.S., magna cum laude, University of New Mexico, 1990
Dept of Natural and Environmental Science
Western State College of Colorado
Gunnison, Colorado 81231
(970) 943-3426 (office)
(970) 943-7120 (FAX)
(970) 943- 2015 (Dept)
Interested in a career in petroleum geology, visit the webpage for the Moncrief Petroleum Program.
Beginning in Fall of 2010, I will be teaching classes in petroleum and mining geology and petroleum geology for majors. In the following spring I will be teaching structural geology and geophysics.
- GEOL 240: Introductory Petroleum and Mining Geology (Fall Term)
- GEOL 455: Petroleum Geology (Fall Term)
- GEOL 345: Structural Geology (Spring Term)
- GEOL 352: Applied Geophysics (2011 Spring Term)
- GEOL 346: Subsurface Mapping (Spring Term)
Software Help Pages (Check back soon for updates)
Visualizations for Structural and Introductory Geology (Check for updates)
Research Interests: Lidar, GIS, Digital field mapping, Field Geology, Petroleum Geology, Structural Geology and Tectonics
My research interests are broadly based in petroleum geology, structural geology, geophysics, tectonics, applied computer technology, with a specialized focus on processes and products of deformation of continental crust and surface process. My industry experience and work at the University of Texas at Austin spawned my growing interests in the relationships between sedimentation and deformation, and lidar-based geospatial analysis and modeling of outcrop geology and surface process. I am fundamentally a field geologist and use a range of geophysical and geospatial laboratory approaches to gain new insight to geologic problems.
Software Donations in Support of Petroleum and Structural Geology Studies
Western State College is the beneficiary of a series of generous donations by industry software developers. Platte River Associates BasinMod1D, geoPLUS Petra, Seismic Micro Technology Kingdom Suite, GeoLogic Systems LithoTect, Northwest Geophysical Associates GMSys, and GeoTools QuickDip are currently integrated into the Petroleum Geology, Applied Geophysics, and Subsurface Geology courses. In the coming months, we hope to add Midland Valley Exploration 2D & 3D Move. We are most grateful for the support of these companies toward educating the next generation of geoscientists.
Lidar Lab at Western (lab page coming soon!)
The Lidar Lab deploys an Optech ILRIS-36D ER Terrestrial Lidar Scanner (TLS) in the investigation of a variety of Earth Science questions. The backpack portable ILRIS is capable of collecting 3D, point cloud imagery spanning both 360° horizontal and vertical arcs and assigning near IR reflectivity, and RGB color to point cloud data with cm scale accuracy at ranges of over a km. The lab originated at the University of New Mexico and is in the process of being transferred to Western. If you are wondering what lidar can do for you, contact me for a demonstration or sample data sets.