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College of Arts & Sciences
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute (ESRI-SC)


Mailing Address: 
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute
University of South Carolina
Sumwalt College Room 333
1212 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: (803) 777-9347


Dr. Camelia Cristina Knapp, Director

Research Areas: Application of active source seismology to the structure, composition, and physical properties of the Earth's crust and upper mantle; seismic wave propagation and imaging; petroleum exploration; environmental geophysics; CO2 sequestration (CCS); hydrogeophysics; physical properties of petroleum related marine gas hydrates; Geographic Information Systems.

Dr. Duke Brantley, Associate Director 

Research Areas: Environmental Geophysics, Carbon Capture and Storage, Hydrogeology, 3D Plume Visualization and Simulation, Geographical Information Systems.


Support Staff

Charlene Wilson-Profit, Human Resource Administrator  

Mark Evans, Information Resource Consultant  

 Ms. Ashley Clinard, Administrative Assistant