Louis G. Zachos, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor
- Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
- University of Mississippi
- University, MS 38677-1848
Dr. Louis G. Zachos joined the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Ole Miss in August 2010 as a Visiting Professor and in August 2011 as Assistant Professor. He received his PhD (Geology) in December 2008 from The University of Texas at Austin, followed by a year post-doc at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington, DC. He holds BS and MS degrees in Geology (University of Florida) and an MSE in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Between stints of academia, he has worked for federal and state agencies, a major oil & gas exploration and production company, and geotechnical and environmental consulting firms. He has more than 25 years of practical and applied experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), first working with ARC/INFO Version 5.0 running in a UNIX environment. He also has an extensive research background in paleontology and museum collections management, including a publication record of more than 40 years. His current research interests are focused on the application of computational methods to problems in environmental geology, paleontology, and stratigraphy. He can always find the time for more field work, particularly if it involves collecting fossils.