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Howard Head

Thesis title: Climate change in the Early Jurassic: cyclicity and fluvial-aeolian interactions in the ancient desert system of southern Africa (Clarens Formation, Karoo Sgr.)

Superisor:  Associate Professor Emese Bordy

Contact details:

Room 507 - 2, Geological Sciences Building

Email: hdxhow001@myuct.ac.za / hvhead@gmail.com

Research interests: Aeolian Sedimentology and Fluvial Sedimentology

 

 


Martin Giger

  Thesis Title: Trace element based thermobarometry for peridotite xenoliths from the Kaapvaal craton

  Supervisor:  Associate Professor Phil Janney

  Contact details

  Room 309, Geological Sciences Building

  Email: martinbgiger@gmail.com

   Research interests: geochemical evolution of the mantle, geochemistry and ore geology 


Claire Geel

  Thesis Title:  Diagenesis and gas potential of the organic-rich black shales, lower Ecca Group of the Karoo Supergroup

 Supervisor:  Associate Professor Emese Bordy

 Contact details:
 Room 507-5, Geological Sciences
 Phone:  +27 74 752 4860
 Email:  geel.claire@gmail.com, GLXCLA002@myuct.ac.za

 Research Interests:  Karoo shale gas, sedimentology, geochemistry and petrophysics

 

 

 


Marvel Makhubele

  Thesis Title:  Sequence stratigraphy of the post-Jurassic in the Algoa and Gamtoos Basins: Implication for hydrocarbon potential in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

  Supervisor/s:  Associate Professor Emese Bordy

  Contact details:
  Room 503, Geological Science
 
Email:  mkhmar015@myuct.ac.za

  Research Interests:  Exploration geophysics, play-based exploration, seismic interpretation, seismic attributes, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis

 


Yemi Ogungbuyi

  Thesis Title:  The geochemistry of carbonatites from western South Africa and southern  Namibia

  Supervisor/s:  Associate Professor Phil Janney and Professor Chris Harris

  Contact details:
  Room 606, Geological Science
  Ph: +27 (0)84 342 5090
  Email:  priscyem@gmail.com

  Research interests:  Petrology of carbonatites, rare earth mineralisation

 


Sichumilesanda Spelman

Thesis Title:  The Geological Library of the Main Karoo Basin: A Preliminary 3-D geo-model

Supervisor/s:  Associate Professor Emese Bordy

Contact details:
Room 503, Geological Science
Ph:  +27 71 491 8520
Email:  sanda.spelman@gmail.com

Interests:  Sedimentary basins (Karoo Basin), 3D modeling, GIS and remote sensing

Organizations:  Geological Society of Southern Africa, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers