Tom Neal

Ph.D. Student, Sedimentary Geology
Primary office:
Ritchie Hall
Room 354
University of Kansas
1414 Naismith Dr
Lawrence, KS 66045


Advisor: Dr. Gene Rankey


Master of Science, Geology, University of Kansas

Master of Science, Physical Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA

Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Miami University, Oxford OH


Integrated field and hydrodynamic modeling of the sedimentology, geomorphology and oceanographic controls of Holocene and Miocene marine carbonate platforms: offshore Malaysia. 

Selected Awards & Honors

2020 University of Kansas Department of Geology Erasmus Haworth Graduate Honors in Geology award in recognition of outstanding work in the geological sciences

2018 AAPG Foundation Nancy Setzer Murray Memorial Grant-in-aid for Ph.D. research.

2015 Geological Society of America’s/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Program, Cody WY. 

2014 ExxonMobil/Geologic Society of America Student Science Award and grant for MS research.

2014 Geologic Society of America Alexander Sisson Research Award for MS research in the Caribbean.

2014 AAPG Foundation R Dana Russel Award and Grant-in-aid for MS research in oceanography.


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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
Complete the online form to be considered for the scholarship award.