Edward (Ted) Matheson is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln working under the supervision of Dr. Tracy Frank. His project focuses on the carbonate sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geochemistry of the Permian Park City and Phosphoria formations in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.
Ted got his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. His master's thesis was completed under the supervision of Dr. Noel James and Dr. Bob Dalrymple. His research focused on investigating the origin of high-energy clastic carbonates in the Mississippian of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Front Ranges and in Ordovician rocks of the northern Appalachian Basin. He completed a bachelor's thesis under the supervision of Dr. Kurt Kyser (Queen's) and Dr. Stewart Hamilton (Ontario Geological Survey) investigating the hydrogeology (with a strong GIS component), aqueous geochemistry, and isotope geochemistry of the shallow bedrock aquifer of the Niagara Peninsula.
Ted has also gained industry experience through summer internships with Imperial Oil and Shell Canada where he worked on various regional hydrocarbon and geohazard assessments. He was also chosen as the Queen’s SIFT (Student Industry Field Trip) representative by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists in 2011.