Career Advising Event – Dr. Heather Bedle, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

WFU Physics Career Advising Event

SPEAKER:  Dr. Heather Bedle, Assistant Professor, Conoco Philips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma

TIME: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

PLACE: Olin Physical Laboratory, Lounge

Lunch will be provided. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.

Dr. Bedle received her BS in Physics from WFU in 1999.  She initially worked in the defense industry, focusing on signal analysis physics for the development of various antenna and radar systems.  After a few years working as an engineer, Dr. Bedle then decided to go to graduate school for a degree in geophysics, studying earthquakes and velocity structure of the Earth.  After being granted her PhD in 2008 from Northwestern University, she went to work in the petroleum industry, where she further developed her seismic analysis and rock physics skills – all based on physics which she initially learned at WFU.  In 2016, Dr. Bedle left her industry job to instruct graduate-level applied geophysics courses at the University of Houston, and recently started a tenure-track position at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Bedle’s research interests focus primarily on combining a range of techniques across the disciplines of geophysics, petrophysics, and geology to further improve our understanding of the subsurface through seismic interpretation.  Her research works to refine and employ a wide range of interpretation tools and workflows from multiattribute seismic analysis, geostatistics, and seismic geomorphology to rock physics modeling.

Dr. Bedle is currently working on a variety of projects including improving the seismic identification of gas hydrate zones in the subsurface, as well as techniques to improve reservoir characterization and prediction on the sub-seismic scale, and seismic tomography.

For this Career Advising Event, Dr. Bedle will discuss her non-linear career path and will close the event with an interactive Q&A session.

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