B.GeoE., geological engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1993-1997)
Summa Cum Laude Honors
Ph.D., geosciences, Penn State University, University Park (1997-2003)
Thesis: Hydrodynamics of the Continental Slope, Offshore New Jersey
Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Rice University (Jan 2005)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Rice University (Jan 2004-present)
USGS Mendenhall Post-Doctoral Fellow, Woods Hole, MA (2003-present)
Experimental and theoretical models on gas hydrate systems (2003-present)
Shipboard scientist, R/V Gyre, Gas hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico (May 2003)
Graduate research assistant, Penn State University (July 1997-April 2003)
Visiting scientist, Conoco Incorporated, Ponca City, OK/Houston, TX (Aug-Sept 2001)
Seismic data processing, velocity modeling, fluid pressure prediction (Aug-Sept 2001)
Visiting scientist, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX (May-July 2001)
Deformation experiments on unconsolidated sediments (May-July 2001)
Physical properties scientist, ODP Leg 194, Marion Plateau, Offshore Australia (Jan-Mar 2001)
Measured and analyzed bulk physical properties of sediments (Jan-Mar 2001)
Intern, Exxon Production Research Company, Houston, TX (Jun-Aug 1998)
Numerical modeling of secondary migration in faulted reservoirs (Jun-Aug 1998)
US DOE SERS Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (Jan-Sept 1996)
Studied groundwater flow in saprolite (Jan-Sept 1996)
US DOE Summer Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (Jun-Aug 1995)
Evaluated effective porosity of mudrock (Jun-Aug 1995)
Teaching assistant, multi-channel seismic processing and interpretation (Fall 1999/1998)
Honors and Awards:
PSU Alumni Association Dissertation Award (2002-2003)
Link Foundation Fellow in Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation (2001-2002)
NASA Space Grant Fellow (2001-2003)
Scholten-Williams-Wright Scholar (2001-2002)
Shell Foundation Doctoral Fellow (2000-2001)
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Muan Fellow (2000-2001)
JOI/USSAC Ocean Drilling Fellow (1999-2000)
Exxon Fellow in Quantitative Geosciences (1998-1999)
Session chair for hydrodynamics session at Fall AGU meeting (2000)
Geosciences colloquium speaker, University of Oregon (2000)
Outstanding student paper in Ocean Sciences, Fall AGU meeting (1999)
Gordon Research Conference, Rock Deformation, Mount Holyoke (Aug 2004)
Penn State GeoFluids Consortium, Santa Barbara (April 2004)
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin (Mar 2003)
Department of Earth Science, Rice University (Feb 2003)
US Geological Survey, Woods Hole (April 2002)
Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University (Mar 2002)
Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Nov 2001)
Penn State University Graduate Student Convocation (Aug 2000)
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon (May 2000)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Papers (reviewed/in review):
Dugan, B., C. Marone, T. Hong, M. Migyanka, 2004, Data report: Compressibility, permeability, and grain size of shallow sediments from ODP Sites 1194 and 1198, Proceedings of the ODP, Scientific Results, 194.
Dugan, B., P.B. Flemings, D.L. Olgaard, and M.J. Gooch, 2003, Consolidation behavior, stress and pressure of sediments from ODP Site 1073, US mid-Atlantic continental slope, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 215, p. 13-26.
Person, M., B. Dugan, J.B. Swenson, L. Urbano, C. Stott, J. Taylor, and M. Willett, 2003, Pleistocene Hydrogeology of the Atlantic Continental Shelf, New England, GSA Bulletin, 115(11), 1324-1343.
Dugan, B., D.L. Olgaard, P.B. Flemings, and M.J. Gooch, 2002, Data report: Bulk physical properties of sediments from ODP Site 1073, In Christie-Blick, N., J.A. Austin, Jr., and M.J. Malone (Eds.), Proceedings of the ODP, Scientific Results, 174A, p. 1-62.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 2002, Fluid flow and stability of the US continental slope offshore New Jersey from the Pleistocene to the present, Geofluids 2(2), p. 137-146.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 2000, Overpressure and fluid flow in the New Jersey continental slope: Implications for slope failure and cold seeps, Science 289, p. 288-291.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 2000, The New Jersey margin: Compaction and fluid flow, Journal of Geochemical Exploration 69-70, p. 477-481.
Hart, P., D. Hutchinson, B. Dugan, 2003, USGS Scientists Use Collected Seismic Data to Select Drilling Sites for 2004, Fire in the Ice: The National Energy Laboratory Methane Hydrate Newsletter, Fall 2003, www.netl.doe.gov/scng/hydrate/newsletter/HMNewsFall03.pdf
Dugan, B., P.B. Flemings, F.R. Rack, G. Bohrmann, A.M. Trehu, D. Schroeder, and the Shipboard Scientists of ODP Leg 204, 2003, Measuring pore pressure in marine sediments with penetrometers: Comparison of the piezoprobe and DVTP-P Tools in ODP Leg 204, in B.J. Thompson (Ed.), Energy, Simulation-Training, Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation: Research Papers of the Link Foundation Fellows, Volume 3, p. 179-197.
Dugan, B., 2002, Modeling predicts continental slope fluid flow and stability, JOI/USSAC News¬letter 15(1), p. 22.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 1998, Pore pressure prediction from stacking velocities in the Eugene Island 330 field (offshore Louisiana), GRI 98/0303.
Dorsch, J., T.J. Katsube, W.E. Sanford, B.E. Dugan, and L.M. Turkow, 1996, Effective porosity and pore-throat sizes of Conasauga Group mudrock: Application, test, and evaluation of petrophysical techniques, ORNL/GWPO-021.
Pohlman, J., W. Wood, T. Boyd, R. Coffin, C. Ruppel, P. Hart, B. Dugan, D. Hutchinson, Interstitial sulfate gradients as indicators of gas hydrates: how reliable are they?, 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy.
Dugan, B., J. Germaine, W.J. Winters, P.B. Flemings, Laboratory constraints and models of pressure, hydrate, and stability in shallow Mississippi Canyon sediments (MC 855), deepwater Gulf of Mexico, AAPG 2004 annual meeting, Dallas, TX.
Ruppel, C., D.R. Hutchinson, B.E. Dugan, P. Hart, Predicting the subsurface distribution of gas hydrate in the northern Gulf of Mexico, AAPG 2004 annual meeting, Dallas, TX.
Winters, W.J., W. Waite, B.E. Dugan, D.H. Mason, I.A. Pecher, Strength and physical properties of sediment containing laboratory-formed and natural gas hydrate, AAPG 2004 annual meeting, Dallas, TX.
Snyder, F, L.K. Muller, N. Dutta, D.R. Hutchinson, P.E. Hart, M.W. Lee, B. Dugan, C. Ruppel, W.T. Wood, R. Coffin, R. Evans, E. Jones, Seismic Analysis and Characterization of Gas Hydrates in the Northern Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, AAPG 2004 annual meeting, Dallas, TX.
Dugan, B., J. Germaine, W.J. Winters, P.B. Flemings, 2003, Near-Seafloor Overpressure in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Interpreted from Laboratory Experiments, AGU 2003 fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Hutchinson, D.R., P.E. Hart, B. Dugan, E. Geresi, R. Sliter, K. Newman, 2003, Subsurface Gas Hydrates in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, GSA 2003 annual meeting, Seattle, WA.
Winters, W.J., W.F. Waite, I.A. Pecher, D.H. Mason, B. Dugan, S.R. Dallimore, T.S. Collett, T.D. Lorenson, C.K. Paull, 2003, The Relation of Laboratory Physical-Property Measurements to the Presence and Behavior of Natural Gas Hydrates, GSA 2003 annual meeting, Seattle, WA.
Flemings, P.B., B. Dugan, F.R. Rack, D. Schroeder, A. Trehu, J. Germaine, and the Shipboard Scientific Party ODP Leg 204, 2003, Interpretation of pore pressure and permeability at Hydrate Ridge with piezoprobe and DVTP-P penetrometers and consolidation experiments, 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France.
Dugan, B., D.L. Olgaard, P.B. Flemings, and M.J. Gooch, 2002, Compaction state and excess fluid pressure of sediments from ODP Site 1073, US Mid-Atlantic continental margin, AGU 2002 fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 2001, Pleistocene to present stability of the continental slope, off¬shore New Jersey, AGU 2001 fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Olgaard, D.L., B. Dugan, and M.J. Gooch, 2001, Near-sea floor compaction and shallow over¬pressures: Constraints from high strain consolidation tests on ODP sediments, AGU 2001 fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Dugan, B., P.B. Flemings, and X. Liu, 2001, Sedimentation and overpressure on passive continen¬tal margins: Implications for slope stability, drilling, and gas hydrates, AGU 2001 spring meeting, Boston, MA.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 2000, Rapid sediment loading, lateral fluid flow, and slope stability on the US East Coast margin, AGU 2000 fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Flemings, P.B., B.E. Dugan, and J.A. Lupa, 2000, Rapid loading in sedimentary basins: Implica¬tions for the state of stress, fluid migration, slope stability, and cold seeps, AGU 2000 fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 1999, Compaction of and fluid flow in offshore New Jersey slope sediments (ODP Legs 150 and 174A): Implications for geochemical heterogeneity and slope stability, AGU 1999 fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Dugan, B. and P.B. Flemings, 1999, Using ODP data to understand the hydrodynamics of fluid flow along passive continental margins, COMPLEX (Conference on Multiple Platform Exploration) Abstracts, p. 116, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 26-29, 1999.
Dugan, B., P.B. Flemings, G. Mountain, and D. Elsworth, 1999, Overpressure on the New Jersey continental margin: Evidence from ODP Sites 903 and 1073, AGU 1999 spring meeting, Boston, MA.
Dorsch, J. and B.E. Dugan, 1995, Preliminary data of effective porosity of Conasauga Group (Middle and Late Cambrian) mudrocks from the Oak Ridge Reservation in East Tennessee, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs V26, p. A326.