AU Geology Alumnus Returns to Campus as Symposium Speaker

AU Geology Alumnus Returns to Campus as Symposium Speaker

3/21/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Consulting geologist and Ashland University alumnus Wayne Goodman, Class of 1972, will present a lecture titled “Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Sustainable Energy” on Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the Kettering Science Center on the Ashland University campus.

The lecture is the next event in the Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ biennial Symposium Against Indifference. The theme for this year’s series is “Environmental Sustainability.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Ashland University Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

As a consulting geologist on numerous projects in the Michigan Basin and surrounding region, Goodman’s primary focus is on exploration, development and enhanced recovery projects using and sequestering anthropogenic carbon dioxide. He is part of the operating and technical team for the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, which is conducting detailed geological and geophysical studies of rock properties in carbon dioxide sequestration zones in deep saline reservoirs in Michigan.

After graduating from Ashland with a B.S. degree in Geology and Mathematics, Goodman received an M.S. degree in Geology (Paleontology-Sedimentology) from the University of Cincinnati. He has previously worked at Shell and Tenneco, consulted for numerous companies, and is currently involved in several oil and gas projects in the U.S. and eastern Canada. He has extensive experience in the geology of intracratonic basins in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain Regions. Goodman has published and led field trips on the Niagaran (Silurian) carbonate hydrocarbon reef play in Michigan and Ontario and the Antrim (Devonian) natural gas shale play of Michigan.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###