Alice Caroline Newman

Kreyenhagen top of ridge lunch break

“Hi everyone, my name is Alice and I am excited to be joining the department as a new PhD candidate this November. I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, where I learned to love good food, steep mountains, and rocks! I completed my BA (Carleton College, 2011) and MSc (University of Vermont, 2014) in geology in the US, and worked in the US as a geologist and geoscience teacher for several years. Before moving to Norway, I worked as a science and Chinese language teacher at a high school in Aarhus, Denmark.

As part of the Basin and Reservoir Studies group, I’ll be co-supervised by Prof. Atle Rotevatn, Prof. Haakon Fossen, and Prof. Christian Haug Eide. My project concerns the interaction and influence of structural and stratigraphic controls on fluid flow. More specifically, I’ll be studying the deformation mechanisms, microstructure/poroperm properties, and network properties of deformation bands and faults in a range of sandstones and other clastic rocks. This work involves analysis of cores from the Ivar Aasen field of the Norwegian continental shelf, as well as fieldwork in Utah, USA.
Jeg ser frem til å møte dere ☺ You can find me in office 2148.” Welcome to GEO 🙂