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Hilary Olson, UTIG Research Scientist Associate V
Hilary Olson, UTIG research scientist associate

Hilary Olson

Research Scientist Associate V, Institute for Geophysics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Ph.D., Stanford University (1988)
B.S., University of Notre Dame (1983)
Diplôme Langue Français, mention honorable, UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE L'OUEST, Angers, France

Telephone: 512-653-8356
email: olson at

Hilary is a stratigrapher who integrates biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental data (foraminifera), core, well-log and seismic data. Her regional experience includes the Gulf of Mexico, Faeroe Basin, San Joaquin Valley (CA), New Jersey Margin and Texas, with a primary interest in Neogene and Quaternary Geology. Current Gulf of Mexico research is being sponsored by industrial associates. Hilary is active in outreach activities and teacher professional development with support from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. See Hilary's Projects page for a list of current activities.

Hilary is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering where she teaches the graduate-level course Basic Geological Concepts for Engineers (cross-listed as PGE #379, PGE #382 and EER #396.