Doug Schmitt, PhD
Faculty of Science - Physics
Area of Study / Keywords
Geophyics Rock Physics Rock Mechanics Scientific Drilling Stress Measurement
BSc Physics (1980) - U of Lethbridge, Canada
Geophysicist - Texaco Canada Resources, Canada
PhD (1987) - Seismological Laboratory, Caltech, USA
PDF (1988) - Stanford University, USA
Professor (1989-2017) - U of Alberta, Canada
Professor Emeritus (2018 - present), U of Alberta, Canada
Humboldt Research Fellow (1997) - Uni Karlsruhe, Germany
Canada Research Chair in Rock Physics (2002-2016) - U of Alberta, Canada
Visiting Scientist (2005) - Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU, Australia
Currently, Stephen and Karen Brand Professor of Unconventional Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
My research centres on topics in rock physics and mechanics with an emphasis on field, borehole, and laboratory measurements. We are actively involved in numerous international level scientific drilling projects often being responsible for surface seismic, geophysical logging, and stress measurements, and there are opportunities for students to participate in such work.
See my research website (http://www.ualberta.ca/~dschmitt) for more detailed information.
Have taught nearly all of the Geophysics curriculum and developed an intensive Geophysics Field school until recently. Current teaching focuses on a broadly based course in Rock Physics and Geomechanics for undergraduates (Geophysics 332) and a more advanced version for graduate students taught at the U of Alberta and other Universities internationally.
I am currently teaching an introductory course in Geosciences for earth science students, my rock physics class for upper level and beginning graduate students, and a course entitled 'Fossil Fuels, Energy, and Society' that focuses on issues related to the Energy Transition.
Glombick P, Schmitt DR, Xie W, Bown T, Hathaway B, Banks C
Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 2014 January;
Seismic anisotropy in the crystalline upper crust: Observations and modeling from the Outokumpu scientific borehole, Finland
Schijns H, Schmitt DR, Heikkinen PJ, Kukkonnen IT
Geophysical Journal International. 2012 January; 189
Crustal stress determination from boreholes and rock cores: Fundamental principlesdoi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.08.029, 580, 1-26, 2012.
Schmitt DR, Currie CA, Zhang L
Tectonophysics. 2012 January; 580
Bouzidi Y, Schmitt DR
Geophysical Journal International. 2012 January; 191
Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd Ed. Volume 11,