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Department of Geosciences - Faculty

Dr. Hendratta Ali

Dr. Hendratta Ali

Associate Professor of Geosciences

Office: Tomanek Hall, 239
Fax: 785-628-5389
Curriculum Vitae - contact me for a current vitae

Educational Background | Courses Taught | Research Interests & Specializations | Current Research
Recent Publications | Awards Received | Professional Memberships | Service Activities | Personal Interest

Greetings, and welcome to the Department of Geosciences. On this page, you will find a few facts about my background, my research interests, and my personal interests. If you would like to know more about me or the Department, feel free to call or email me.

Educational Background

Ph. D. | 2010 | Oklahoma State University- Stillwater, OK

D.E.A. (post graduate) | 2005 | University of Yaounde I- Yaounde, Cameroon

M.S. | 2003 | University of Yaounde I- Yaounde, Cameroon

B.S. | 1998 | University of Yaounde I- Yaounde, Cameroon

Courses Taught

General Education: Introduction to geology, Introduction to petroleum geology

Major Courses : Exploration Geology , Geophysical well logging;  Seismic Interpretation; Stratigraphy; Subsurface mapping; Environmental issues in Petroleum Geology; Subsurface mapping; Geologic Analysis 

Software: IHS kingdom, IHS Petra, Golden Software-Surfer, SeisWare, PhreeqCI, Netpath, AquaChem 

Research Interests and Specializations

Aqueous and environmental geochemistry (including stable isotope geochemistry) 

Exploration geology and sediment geochemistry 

Current Graduate Students: Casey Langdon, Andrew Christiano, Muhhammad Karim, Olasunmade Ogunsegha, Steve Reed , Luke Thompson

Select Publications and Book Review

Ali H., Sprunt E., Prasad M., and Capello M. A. 2016. SEG Women's Network Committee announces Annual Meeting workshop on bullying, bias. The Leading Edge 35, 9; pp. 798-799 (2 pages)

Ali, H. N., and Atekwana, E. A., 2016. Dissolved inorganic carbon evolution in neutral discharge from mine tailings piles. Hydrol. Process., doi: 10.1002/hyp.10774.

J. H. Green, and H. N. Ali., 2016. Thin Section Analysis of a Mississippian Cored Interval for Incorporation to Reservoir and Depositional Models (McPherson County, Kansas, USA) Datapages / Search and Discovery Article, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Calgary, Canada, June 9th

Ali. H. 2016. Influence of Sediment Acidification on Water Quality in Carbonate Environments: A Laboratory Experiment. Fort Hays State University’s John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day,  April 27

Karim M., Ali H., Matende K.N., et al., 2015.  Interpretation of basement structures from aeromagnetic data associated with oil producing fields in parts of the central Kansas uplift. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, pp 1573-1577.

Ali H. and Cruz A., 2015. Elemental and chemostratigraphic characterization of a Mississippian core interval from south central Kansas. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Mid-Continent Section Meeting, October 2015

Ali H., 2015. Chemostratigraphy and Magnetic Susceptibility Characterization of Rock Cuttings from a Well With Oil-Bearing Intervals: Upper Pennsylvanian Series, North Central Kansas, AAPG Datapages / Search and Discovery Article #90216, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Denver, CO., May 31 - June 3.

Ali, H. A and Atekwana Eliot A., 2009. "Effect of Progressive Acidification on Stable Carbon Isotope of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in Surface Waters." Chemical Geology, vol. 260, iss. 1-2, pp. 102-111. 

Anna C. Shaughnessy, Hendratta N. Ali: “Success  Strategies  From  Women  in  STEM  - A  Portable  Mentor,  second  edition,  edited by Peggy A. Pritchard and Christine  S.  Grant” in The Leading Edge April 2016, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 372-373

Awards Received

  • OSU Alumni, Questar and Skinner graduate fellowship award, 2008-2010
  • Oklahoma State University Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, 2007-2008
  • National Association of Graduate and Professional Students annual meeting travel grant, 2007
  • National Association of Black Geologist and Geophysicist Mark Gipson Award, 2006-2009
  •  OSU-GPSGA Outstanding Leadership Award, 2006-2007
  •  McNutt Scholarship, University of Missouri- Rolla, 2005-2006
  •  Second best M.S. Graduate, Earth Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, 2003

Professional Memberships, Organizations, and Webinars

Service Activities, Workshops, Seminars, and Webinars

  • Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists
  • Well logging 101
  • Introduction to 3D Seismic Interpretation
  • Reservoir Characterization Essentials
  • Tips and tricks for isopach mapping 

Current Professional Activities and Projects

  • Anthropogenic impact on carbon cycling in tropical estuaries (Atlantic coast of west Africa)
  • DIC in mine waste discharge form carbonate environments
  • Sediment geochemistry and chemo-stratigraphy in carbonate systems 
  • Hydrocarbon degradation in shallow reservoirs
  • FHSU AAPG - Imperial Barrel Award competition advisor 
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists Women’s network Committee Webinar Series coordinators

Personal Interests

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