Alan Carroll

Professor, Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alan Carroll is a geologist with over 30 years combined experience in academia and the energy industry. He conducts research on sedimentary basins, and is internationally known for his contributions to the tectonic evolution of western China and to the geology of ancient lakes.

His teaching includes a popular energy resources class that supports the Energy Analysis and Policy certificate program and the Sustainable Systems Engineering online master’s degree. He is a member of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Energy Analysis and Policy certificate program, and a founding member of the Wisconsin Energy Institute. Previously he worked as an exploration geologist for Sohio Petroleum and a research geologist Exxon Production Research Company, and continues to maintain active contact with the industry through his consulting company, Geofuels LLC.

He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, past Associate Editor of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, and member of the American Geophysical Union and Internal Association for Limnogeology. He holds degrees in geology from Carleton College, University of Michigan, and Stanford University. He is an avid pilot, and enjoys cross-country air racing in an award-winning experimental airplane that he built himself.