• STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Lutiker is a first year doctoral student who was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship as a senior undergraduate student. She will work with Assistant Professor Natascha Reidinger investigating uranium depletion in organic-rich Devonian-age shale to assist in determining depositional and diagenetic processes at work in ancient North American interior seaways.

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Department Head, Regents Distinguished Professor of Geology
Sun Company Clyde Wheeler Chair Professor of Hydrogeology
Biogeophysics, Tectonics, Near Surface Geophysics

Office:    105 Noble Research Center
Phone:   1.405.744.7895
Fax:        1.405.744.7841
Email:     estella.atekwana@okstate.edu

PhD:       1991 Dalhousie University
M.S.        1986 Howard University
B.S.         1983 Howard University


My research interests are in:

1) Biogeophysics - concerned with the geophysical signatures of microbial cells in the Earth, the interaction between microorganisms and subsurface geologic media, and  the alteration of the physical properties of geologic media as a result of microbial activity.

2) Tectonics – geophysical investigations of incipient continental rift forming processes to understand how and where do continental rifts initiate with particular attention to the east African rift Zone.

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