Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, University of Nevada, Reno
Bridget F. Ayling is an associate professor at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and is the director of UNR’s Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy. In this role, Dr. Ayling is responsible for developing research and education programs in the field of geothermal energy, overseeing research to understand the complexities of fluid flow in the upper crust and the implications of this for geothermal resource exploration and management, managing the public dissemination of geothermal datasets for the state of Nevada, and advising graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. Dr. Ayling’s research interests focus on geothermal exploration and reservoir characterization through use of geochemical datasets (aqueous geochemistry and tracer tests), mineralogical information, conceptual models, and well log datasets. She joined UNR in early 2016 after working at Geoscience Australia, the Australian Government’s geoscience agency, and the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah.