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Kaytan Kelkar
Kaytan Kelkar
Phone:
(979) 845-2451
Fax:
(979) 845-6162
Email:
kaytank@tamu.edu
Office:
Halbouty 272
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Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
3115 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3115


Degrees:

B.S. Geology University of California, Riverside, 2011

Awards:
  • Texas A&M University Geology and Geophysics Department Research Symposium 2016, Masters research 3rd Place
  • Texas A&M University 3 Minute Thesis Competition Masters Research Runner Up, 2015
  • Geological Society of America Mosaics in Science Travel Grant, 2014 
Courses:
  • Mineralogy GEOL 203 Laboratory Sections
  • Petrology GEOL 302 Laboratory Sections   
  • Physical Geology GEOL 104 Laboratory Sections

Kaytan Kelkar

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Hillslope Morphology
  • Periglacial Geomorphology
  • Surficial Geomorphic Mapping
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

Selected Publications

  • Kelkar, K., 2015, Thickness variation of the Eagle Ford and adjacent strata in Burleson, Lee, and Washington counties, Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 65, p. 257–263.

Presentations

  • Kelkar, Kaytan., Giardino, John., Zhao, Panshu. “The Susceptibility of Mass Movement in the Western San Juan Mountains, Colorado: A 3-D Mapping Approach.” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver. (Oral). September 25-28, 2016.
  • Kelkar, K. A., Giardino, J.R. “Mass Movement Susceptibility in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado: A Preliminary 3-D Mapping Approach.” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco. (Poster). December 14-18, 2015.
  • Kelkar, K. A., Giardino, J.R. “Mass Movement Vulnerability in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado: A Pilot 3-D Mapping Approach.” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore. (Oral). November 1-4, 2015.
  • Kelkar, Kaytan. “Thickness Variation of the Eagle Ford and Adjacent Strata in Burleson, Lee and Washington Counties, Texas.” Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention, Houston. (Poster). September 20-22, 2015.
  • Kelkar, Kaytan. “The Marine Paleozoic Fossil Record of Great Basin National Park, Nevada.” Abstracts with Programs- Geological Society of America. Vol. 46, No. 6. 2014.
  • Kelkar, Kaytan. “Geohazards Evaluation of Mass Movements in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.” Abstracts with Programs- Geological Society of America. Vol. 45, No. 7. 2013.

Additional Information

Research Experience

  • Paleontology Inventory Assistant, National Park Service (Summer 2014)
    • Mosaics in Science Intern, Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  • Geologist-Geohazards, National Park Service (Summer 2013)
    • Mosaics in Science Intern, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Permafrost Young Researchers Network
  • Geology and Geophysics Graduate Student Council, Texas A&M University

Advisor: Dr. John R. Giardino

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