Zohreh Khorasgani Askari

Zohreh Askari Khorasgani
Geologic Specialist
Coal and Petroleum Geology
13A Natural Resources Building
615 E. Peabody Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820


Major Responsibilities: 
  • Construct cross sections using GeoGraphix software
  • Determine the correlation and distribution of Illinois coal beds
  • Identify new potentially economical coal seams
Research Interests: 
  • Pennsylvanian and Mississippian stratigraphy
Current Research Projects: 
  • Illinois Basin Coal Correlation Project
  • Mined out mapping
  • Interpretation of existing data, core, log data, and cuttings; compilation of regional database; and regional characterization of Knox Group and St. Peter Sandstone stratigraphy
  • Structural Controls on Saline Groundwater discharge from an Intracratonic Basin