Beverly Z. Saylor



Associate Professor
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Office: 208 A.W. Smith
Phone: (216) 368-3763




Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1991)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990)



Associate Professor
Mayer Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Weeks Postdoctoral Fellow

Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University

2003 - 2004
1998 - 2005
1996 - 1998

  Research Interests:

My research interests focus on reconstructing and interpreting stratigraphic patterns, both as recorders of past environmental and tectonic change, and as transport pathways and reservoirs for fluids. My research is based on integrating field and core description with geochemical and geophysical data, laboratory experiments, and geochemical modeling. My current research projects include field work in Namibia, the Appalachian Basin, and Lake Erie, as well as experimental studies of mineral-brine-CO2 reactions and flow through porous media. Funding for this research has come from the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Ohio Coal Research Consortium, and the Lake Erie Protection Fund.

I teach upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in sedimentary geology and field methods and introductory level courses that explore the connections between Earth science and society. I also co-founded and co-direct the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER), which is a learning community for undergraduate women that currently has more than 100 members.

Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities

I am always looking for curious and capable students (undergraduate and graduate) with backgrounds and interests in science, math or engineering to join my research program. Please contact me to discuss current opportunities.

  More Information:

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