Estella Atekwana's Projects


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

Office:    103B Noble Research Center
Phone:   1.405.744.6358
Fax:        1.405.744.7841

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

Recently Funded Projects

  1. “Induced Polarization Signature of Biofilms in Porous Media: From Laboratory Experiments to Theoretical Developments and Validation” US Department of Energy-BER: $890,820 (9/15/11 –  9/14/14) -Lead PI- in collaboration with Colorado School of Mines
  2. “Biogeophysics for Optimized Mitigation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils: From Theoretical Developments, Laboratory Experiments to Field Validation” Chevron-Texaco Energy Technology Company: $800,307 (5/01/11 -82/31/14) – Lead PI. In collaboration with Rutgers-Newark, Colorado School of Mines, Western Michigan University.
  3. “Collaborative Research: Integrated Studies of Early Stages of Continental Extension: From Incipient (Okavango) to Young (Malawi) Rifts” National Science Foundation: $4.6 M, OSU component $527,618 (05/1/11/ - 4/30/15) - Lead PI. In collaboration with Woods Hole, Lamont, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and UTEP.
  4. “RAPID Proposal: Understanding Early Time Biogeophysical Signals of the Microbial Degradation of Crude Oil from the BP Spill in Saline Marshlands” National Science Foundation: $192,749 (01/08/10-07/31/11).
  5. Solicited ~ $238,500.00 from EPA for support of students through EPA Student Services Contracts – a total of 6 students supported.
  6. “West Nishnabotna River Near-Surface Geophysics Project (Surveys 1-3)” Iowa Department of Natural Resources: $11,717.30 (5/01/10-7/31/10).
  7. “Workshop on Geophysical Studies of Continental Rift Initiation at Woods Hole Oceanographic institution in Massachusetts” National Science Foundation: $18,887 (3/1/09/2/28/10).
  8. “AGU Chapman Conference on Biogeophysics”, National Science Foundation: $ 72,999, (09/01/2008-08/31/2009).
  9. “MRI Acquisition of a Field Emission Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope to Enhance Research and Teaching at Oklahoma State University”, National Science Foundation: $ 605,000.00, (09/01/2007-08/31/2011).
  10. IRES: “Reconstructing the Geological History of the Egyptian Nile”, National Science Foundation $149,282 (2008-2010). Missouri University of Science and Technology as Lead.

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