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Tandis Bidgoli

Assistant Scientist, Energy Research, Kansas Geological Survey

Address Information

Kansas Geological Survey
1930 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66047-3724
Phone: (785) 864-3315
Fax: (785) 864-5317


Professional Experience

Assistant Scientist, University of Kansas--Kansas Geological Survey, 2014-present
Structural geologist and thermochronologist for the Energy Research Section; Conducting applied research in energy exploration and development
Courtesy Assistant Professor, University of Kansas--Department of Geology, 2014-present
Research/ Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas, 2010-2013
Laboratory Assistant for the Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory; Teaching Assistant for KU's Field Geology (field camp) and Structural Geology courses
Exploration Geologist, ExxonMobil Corporation, 2005-2013
Geoscientist on variety of technical projects teams focused on O&G fields and basins in the U.S., Germany, and South America
Instructor, ExxonMobil Training & Recruiting Schools (2007-2010)
Prepared and presented lectures, field-stops, and exercises for various classroom- and field-based schools (e.g., Fundamental Structural and Stratigraphic Concepts, Extensional Tectonics School, Bighorn Basin Recruiting School, etc.)
Neotectonic Researcher, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2004-2005
Surficial geologic mapping (1:12,000 scale) of the Eglington-Dectur and California Wash faults to determine the extent and age of surface ruptures and paleoseismicity.
Teaching Assistant/ Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2002-2004
Provided classroom and field-based instruction for several geology courses including: Field I & II (Geologic Field Mapping Courses), Structural Geology Lab, Historical Geology Lab, and Geophysical Methods.
Intern, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, 2001-2002
Reviewed and managed database of over 1000 groundwater contamination cases for the Groundwater Division's, MTBE remediation program.



In Preparation


Dissertation & Theses


Fieldtrip Guidebooks


Other Presentations

  1. Kansas Geological Society (Wichita, Kansas), "Earthquakes in the southern midcontinent: What we know and what we need to know--Current research at KU and the Kansas Geological Survey," 12/2/14 [PDF online]
  2. Kansas Geological Survey (Lawrence, Kansas), "Low-temperature thermochronometric constraints on Cenozoic intraplate deformation in the central Basin and Range," 05/08/13
  3. ConocoPhillips (Houston, Texas), "Low-temperature thermochronometric constraints on Cenozoic intraplate deformation in the central Basin and Range," 02/18/13
  4. 2012 AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting, USGS EROS Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, "Comparison of Absolute and Relative Radiometric Corrections for Atmospheric Attenuation," 09/25/14
  5. Kansas Geographic Information Systems Policy Board Meeting, Topeka, Kansas, "Project GeoHawk," 03/11/11

Research Grants

Pending Support

  1. American Chemical Society--Doctoral New Investigator Grant, 08/01/15-08/31/17, "Conodont thermochronology: Expanding the utility of the (U-Th)/He method to marine carbonates and shales," $110,000 (Principal Investigator)
  2. University of Kansas--Strategic Initiative Grant, 06/01/2015-05/31/2016, "The Fault Model Project: Consortium development devoted to the characterization and modeling of fractured reservoirs using Terrestrial LiDAR, Hyperspectral Imaging, Geochemistry, and Near Surface Geophysics," $401,537(Co-PI Mike Taylor, George Tsoflias, Doug Walker, Jennifer Roberts, Chi Zhang, Noah McLean, Andreas Moeller, Reza Barati, James Miller, Lynn Watney, Yevhen Holyubnyak)

Past Support

  1. U.S. Department of Energy, 10/01/2009-09/30/2014, "Modeling CO2 sequestration in saline aquifer and depleted oil reservoir to evaluate regional CO2 sequestration potential of Ozark Plateau Aquifer System, south-central Kansas," $9,974,352 (PIs: W. Lynn Watney and Jason Rush) Person-Months Committed to Project: Year 5 - 1.5

Student Research Grants and Scholarships

Awards and Honors

Service and Outreach

Current Graduate Students

Industry Training

Professional Affiliations

Kansas Geological Survey, Energy Research Section
Updated Jan. 6, 2015
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