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CAMELIA CRISTINA KNAPP
(formerly Diaconescu)

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Professor
Geophysical Exploration Laboratory 
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of South Carolina
EWSC, Room 206
701 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Office: (803_777-8491
Lab: (803) 777-327
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Director
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute
University of South Carolina

1233 Washington Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29208
Office: (803) 798-7525
Fax: (803) 978-7528

camelia@geol.sc.edu

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Geophysics and Tectonics

  • B.S.-M.S., University of Bucharest, Geophysical Engineering


  • RESEARCH:

    Application of active source seismology to the structure, composition, and physical properties of the Earth's crust and upper mantle; seismic wave propagation and imaging; petroleum exploration; environmental geophysics; CO2 sequestration (CCS); hydrogeophysics; physical properties of petroleum related marine gas hydrates; Geographic Information Systems.


    RESEARCH PROJECTS:


    TEACHING:

            Fundamentals of Geophysics I: Seismology, Gravity, & Geomagnetism (GEOL 505x)
            Course page 
            Applied Seismology/ Exploration Seismology
    (GEOL 554/765)
            Course page 
            Introduction to the Earth (GEOL 101)
            Course page
            Regional Tectonics of the Carpathians (GEOL 735 w/ Jim Knapp)
            Course Page
            Advanced Seismology (GEOL 766)
            Course Page
            Environmental Geophysics (GEOL 548)
            Course Page
           Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Geological Sciences (GEOL 551x)
            Course Page


    EXPERIENCE:

      05/16 – present       Director, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina.

      01/13 – present       Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina.

      08/09 - 12/12          Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina.

      01/03 - 08/09          Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina.

      06/00 - 12/02          Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina.

      08/96 - 05/00          Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences, Cornell University.

      06/98 - 09/98          Geophysicist, Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc., USA.

      08/95 - 06/96          Visiting Scientist (Fulbright), Cornell University.

      07/90 – 05/00          Research Scientist, National Institute for Earth Physics, Romania.

      09/88 - 07/90          Exploration Geophysicist, Prospectiuni. S.A., Bucharest, Romania


    AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
            
             Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2013

             USC Rising Star, 2011
             SEG Foundation Scholarship: 1999-2000 (sponsor - Landmark Graphics Corp.)
             BP Amoco Caspian fellowship (Cornell Geological Department) – fall 1998
             Fulbright scholarship: 08/95-06/96


    SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP:

       
        Carolina Geological Society – member since 2001
            American Association of Petroleum Geologists - member since 1999
            Society of Exploration Geophysicists - member since 1999  
            Cornell Geophysical Society (affiliated to SEG) - president 1997-2000
            Geological Society of America - member since 1996
            American Geophysical Union – member since 1997
            Romanian Geophysical Society – member since 1994
            Romanian Engineer Association - member since 1994 


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    Geophysical Exploration Laboratory
    Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
    University of South Carolina
    701 Sumter St.
    Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Tel: (803)777-8491
    Fax: (803)777-6082

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