indu meshri

Indu Meshri inducted into college Hall of Fame

Dr. Indurani Dayal Meshri was honored in memoriam and inducted into the Engineering and Natural Sciences Hall of Fame on April 22, 2010.

A pioneering, award-winning woman in her field, Dr. Indu Meshri earned her doctoral degree in geochemistry from the TU Department of Geosciences in 1981. She was the second woman to receive her PhD from the department - a legacy she carried on in her mentorship and encouragement of female scientists around the world.

She had a long and productive research career at Amoco Research Center in Tulsa, serving 22 years as a geochemist. She became one of the world's leading experts in basin modeling, and her research led to numerous patents and the development of 3-D modeling that successfully predicts the permeability and porosity of rocks in oil and gas reservoirs. Her dedication to research, commitment to service and deep love of her family and friends served as a model for a life well lived.

The faculty of the Department of Geosciences consists of tenured, tenure-track, visiting and instructional faculty who are focused on providing a world-class educational and research experience to our students.  The Department of Geosciences is committed to premier undergraduate education and focused, high-quality graduate and undergraduate research. Exceptional students will find a stimulating environment for research and interaction with faculty. Our undergraduate program provides students with broad experience in the sciences and the ability to think critically and communicate effectively. Our graduate program offers research and training opportunities that prepare students for a wide range of professional careers.

Faculty members are all highly regarded in their individual fields and are actively conducting research with students around the globe.  The major areas of research emphasis of the faculty are:

  • Tectonics and igneous petrology
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Clastic and carbonate sedimentology
  • 3D geotomography and exploration geophysics
  • Environmental biogeosciences.