March 22, 2016

AU Geology Alumnus Returns to Campus as Symposium Speaker

Consulting geologist and Ashland University alumnus (1972) Wayne Goodman 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 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 US 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.