About Lisa

I am an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in the Department of Geosciences. I am interested in applied reservoir modeling, using outcrops as quantitative subsurface analogs, and creating methodologies to build more predictive sedimentological models and reservoir/flow simulation models from seismic attributes and outcrop analog data. Specialties: Deep-water Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, Flow Simulation with History Matching and Prediction, Seismic Interpretation Current Areas of Geographic Focus: Magallanes Basin, Patagonia; Kaiparowits Plateau, S. Utah Previous Research Areas: Molasse Basin, Austria; Eocene deep-water outcrops in S. California

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  • Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • Energy Geosciences
  • Geology
  • Integrated Resource Management
  • Interpretation
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Sedimentology
  • Statistical Analyses
  • Statistical Methods


Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Geosciences - Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 2011

M.S., Petroleum Engineering - Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 2006

M.S., Geological Engineering - Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI, 1999

B.S., Civil (Environmental) Engineering - University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, 1995

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Dean's Award for Excellence to an Early Career Faculty Member, 2017

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