Alumnus Paul Hackley wins Ralph Gray Award

Alumnus Paul Hackley wins Ralph Gray Award

Paul Hackley, who earned his Ph.D. from George Mason University, has won the the Ralph Gray Award from the Society for Organic Petrology for the best 2018 paper in Coal and Organic Petrology.

Paul’s paper was titled  Understanding and distinguishing eflectance measurements of solid bitumen and vitrinite using hydrous pyrolysis: Implications to petroleum assessment (American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 2017, Volume 102 (6), p. 1119–1140). Read his paper here.

CONGRATULATIONS!   This is an outstanding accomplishment when a scientist is recognized for the hard work and dedication to the profession.

Paul earned his Ph.D. in 2017 advised by Dr. Robert Honeychuck on “Using Hydrous Pyrolysis, Organic Petrography and Micro-Spectrometry to Understand Solid Bitumen and Kerogen Evolution in the Early Oil Window ”  He currently works as a research geologist at the U.S. Geological Society.