Earl joined the group in 2017 after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a BASc in Civil Engineering. He completed his MASc with the group in 2019 and is currently working on his PhD. Earl’s research is focused on alternative interpretations of the surface roughness of rock. He is currently investigating the link between surface roughness and the fracture mechanisms as the surface is created.
Received the Queen Elizabeth II/Robert M. Smith Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology
Invited talk on "See the Unseen – High Resolution Imaging of Rock Fractures and the Read Throughs for Cap Rock Integrity" as part of the Geological Controls and Fracture Mechanics - Considerations for the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Methane and Compressed Air.
Became a PhD candidate.
Published a Conference Paper at ARMA | DGS | SEG International Geomechanics Symposium, 3–5 November 2020, titled "Analysis of the Fracture Morphologies from a Laboratory Hydraulic Fracture Experiment on Montney Shale"
Joined as a MASc Candidate.