Dr. Camelia Knapp


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Dr. Camelia Knapp

Department Head

Office: 105 Noble Research Center
Phone: 405-744-6358
Fax: 405-744-7841
Email: camelia.knapp@okstate.edu

Ph.D., Cornell University, Geophysics and Tectonics
B.S.-M.S., University of Bucharest, Geophysical Engineering



  • Tectonics 
  • Energy Resources
  • Geophysics & Seismology
  • Environmental Change

Application of active source seismology to the structure, composition, and physical properties of the Earth's crust and upper mantle; seismic wave propagation and imaging; petroleum exploration; environmental geophysics; CO2 sequestration (CCS); hydrogeophysics; physical properties of petroleum related marine gas hydrates; Geographic Information Systems.


Research Projects:


    05/13 – 07/18         Director, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina.

    01/13 – 07/18         Professor, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of South Carolina.

    08/09 - 12/12          Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina.

    01/03 - 08/09          Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina.

    06/00 - 12/02          Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina.

    08/96 - 05/00          Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Geophysics, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Cornell Univ.

    06/98 - 09/98          Geophysicist, Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc., USA.

    08/95 - 06/96          Visiting Scientist (Fulbright), Cornell University.

    07/90 – 05/00          Research Scientist, National Institute for Earth Physics, Romania.

    09/88 - 07/90          Exploration Geophysicist, Prospectiuni. S.A., Bucharest, Romania

Awards and Fellowships:
         Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2013

         USC Rising Star, 2011
         SEG Foundation Scholarship: 1999-2000 (sponsor - Landmark Graphics Corp.)
         BP Amoco Caspian fellowship (Cornell Geological Department) – fall 1998
         Fulbright scholarship: 08/95-06/96


Society Membership:
     Carolina Geological Society – member since 2001

        American Association of Petroleum Geologists - member since 1999
        Society of Exploration Geophysicists - member since 1999  
        Cornell Geophysical Society (affiliated to SEG) - president 1997-2000
        Geological Society of America - member since 1996
        American Geophysical Union – member since 1997
        Romanian Geophysical Society – member since 1994
        Romanian Engineer Association - member since 1994