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Ann Cook

Ann Cook

Ann Cook

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

cook.1129@osu.edu

(614) 247-6085

Mendenhall Lab 317

Areas of Expertise

  • Geophysics
  • Petrophysics
  • Marine Geology
  • Gas Hydrate

Education

  • Ph.D. Columbia University, 2010
  • M.Phil. Columbia University, 2008
  • M.A. Columbia University, 2006
  • B.S. University of Tulsa, 2004

 

Biography

Ann Cook uses petrophysics, geophysics, sediment core and mathematical models to understand subseafloor natural gas hydrate systems. She is particularly interested in how to identify and quantify the amount of gas hydrate in the subsurface as well as understanding the factors that control the formation and accumulation of hydrate systems. Her primary field area is the northern Gulf of Mexico, but she has been involved in projects all over the world including offshore India, New Zealand, the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea, offshore Australia, the Arctic and the South China Sea.

She also uses her skillset to tackle questions in marine geology and carbon sequestration.

 

Awards and Honors

2023, Donald W. Davidson Award for outstanding contributions to gas hydrates by a young scientist; awarded at the 10th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Singapore

2022, Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

2022, Distinguished Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, School of Earth Science, Ohio State University

2022, Japan-American-German Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Science, Irvine, California

2019, Japan-American-German Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Science, Kyoto, Japan

2019, Frontiers of Science Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Science, Irvine, California

2018, CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

2016, Early Career Gulf Research Fellowship, National Academy of Science

2014, Distinguished Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award, School of Earth Science, Ohio State University

2013, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Universities

2010, NETL Methane Hydrates Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Council/National Energy Technology Laboratory

2004, A.N. Murray Award for Excellence in Geosciences, University of Tulsa

 

 

 

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