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VITA

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Professional Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Structural Geology, Columbia University                               Present

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory      11/2021 - 06/2022

Upstream Structural Geologist, BP America                                                                     08/2020 - 05/2022
Structural Geology Intern, BP America                                                                                05/2019 - 08/2019
Structural Geology Intern, Chesapeake Energy                                                              05/2018 - 08/2018
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma                       08/2017 - 07/2020
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oklahoma State University                                         08/2015 - 07/2017
Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting (BGP-CNPC), Nigeria                                         10/2010 - 02/2014

Education:
PhD., Geophysics (2017 - 2020)

University of Oklahoma, U.S.
Emphases: Structural Geology, Geomechanics, Geophysics

Mentors: Brett M. Carpenter (Advisor), Ze'ev Reches


MSc., Geology (2015 - 2017)

Oklahoma State University, U.S.
Emphases: Active Tectonics, Near-Surface Geophysics

Mentors: Estella A. Atekwana (Advisor), Mohamed Abdelsalam


BTech., Geology (2003 - 2008)

Federal University of Technology, Akure (F.U.T.A.), Nigeria
Emphases: Structural Geology, Satellite Remote Sensing

Mentors: Yekini B. Anifowose (Advisor), Idowu B. Odeyemi

Current Teaching Responsibilities:
Primary Instructor for Death Valley Field Excursion (Columbia University)
Primary Instructor for Crustal Deformation (Columbia University)

Awards:

Grant Awards (Funded): PI/Co-PI

2024 – Cascadia Region Earthquake Science Center (CR2024-01) ($30,991) Co-PI

2024 - Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC #24021) ($38,111), PI

2024 - Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC #24043) ($31,464), Co-PI

2023 - Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC #23178) ($29,555), PI

2023 - Provost's Junior Faculty Grant, Columbia University ($29,715), PI

2023 - Lenfest Junior Faculty Grant, Columbia University ($11,516), PI

2018 - Geological Society of America (GSA) Student Research Grant ($2,000)

 

Grant Awards (Funded): Students & Postdocs

2024 – AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid Award to PhD student Sydney Maguire ($3,000)

2024 – NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Award to postdoc Rasheed Ajala ($130,000)

2024 – CRESCENT seed grant Award to postdoc Rasheed Ajala (CR2024-01) ($30,991)

2024 – SCEC seed grant Award to postdoc Rasheed Ajala (SCEC #24043) ($31,464)

Journal Editorial Service
• Associate Editor,
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-Cubed), American Geophysical Union [Current]

    Associate Editor, The Journal of Geology [Current]

•    Associate Editor, Frontiers in Earth Science - Structural Geology & Tectonics. [2022 - 2024]
•    Associate Editor, ES3 (The Geological Society of London Journal) [2020 - 2023]

For additional details, click the button below to access my extended CV. It contains information about my academic background, professional attainments, current appointments, and other professional scientific engagements.

The attached CV is not frequently updated. For an updated and more detailed version of my CV, please reach out to me through my email (fola@ldeo.columbia.edu).

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