Dag Nummedal, Ph.D.
Director, Colorado Energy Research Institute

Office:  306 Guggenheim Hall
Phone: 303-384-2506
Email: nummedal@mines.edu


Dag Nummedal has been the director of the Colorado Energy Research Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, since its opening on July 1, 2004. Prior to joining CSM, Nummedal was Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University (1978-1996) and the University of Wyoming (2000-2004), and served as manager of E&P geosciences at the Unocal Corporation, Houston, TX (1996-2000). Nummedal’s research over the past 30 years has covered coastal and shallow marine sediment dynamics, planetary geology, sequence stratigraphy, lacustrine sedimentation, tectonics and stratigraphy, energy systems analysis, carbon sequestration, and sustainable energy technologies. Nummedal served as president of SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) in 2001-02, and was AAPG distinguished speaker for Europe in 2002.

Selected Publications

  • Conant, R., D. Ojima, K. Paustian, R. J. Keating, D. Vilsack, K. Doran, L. Guruswamy, D. Nummedal, J. Deardorff, and G. Young, 2007, The Colorado Climate Change Markets Act, Report to the Colorado Legislature, 6 pp.
  • Nummedal, D., 2004, Tectonic and eustatic controls on Upper Cretaceous stratigraphy of northern New Mexico; in, The Geology of New Mexico, A Geologic History, New Mexico Geological Society, p. 169-182.
  • Liu, S., and D. Nummedal, 2004, Late Cretaceous subsidence in Wyoming: quantifying the dynamic component; Geology, v. 32, p. 397-400.
  • Nummedal, D., and G.W. Riley, 1999, The origin of the Tocito Sandstone and its sequence stratigraphic lessons; in, Isolated Shallow Marine Sand Bodies: Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis and Sedimentologic Interpretation; SEPM Special Publication No. 64, p. 227-254.
  • Nummedal, D., and C.M. Molenaar, 1995, Sequence stratigraphy of a ramp-setting strand plain successions: the Gallup Sandstone, New Mexico, in, Sequence Stratigraphy of Foreland Basins Deposits - Outcrop and Subsurface examples from the Cretaceous of North America; J.C. Van Wagoner and G.B. Bertram, eds.: AAPG Memoir 64, p. 277-310.