Ross Black

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2740
316A Lindley Hall


Ross Black studies the structure of the Earth's crust in the U.S. Midcontinent and West; one focus is the application of GIS to geological/geophysical studies in areas with geothermal resources. Other research is in practical applications of shallow reflection and tomographic techniques to groundwater problems, and anisotropy and heterogeneity in petroleum reservoirs.




Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students
KU Today