Alan R. Carroll
Position title: professor
Carroll is a professor in the Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Geofuels: Energy and the Earth, a unique and engaging overview of energy sustainability that is based on the premise that all energy systems depend on the use of finite natural resources (published by Cambridge University Press). His research focuses on sedimentary basins (where coal, oil, and natural gas are found), and on the geologic history and paleoclimatic archives of ancient lakes. Carroll teaches courses in physical, field, and sedimentary geology, and in energy resources. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 1991.