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Dr. Frank Simpson

Professor

Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Shaly Sandstone Reservoirs for Oil and Gas, Deep-Well Disposal of Fluid Industrial Wastes, Water-Resource Management and Soil Conservation

School of the Environment
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4, Canada

(519) 253-3000 Ext. 2487
Fax: (519) 973-7081

Room 110A Memorial Hall
franks@uwindsor.ca

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Education

  • B.Sc., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1965
  • Dr.Nat.Sc., Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland, 1968

Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Geoscientist, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1999 to present
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1999 to present
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1972 to 1999

Academic & Professional Positions

  • Professor of Geology, Department of Geology/ Earth Sciences/ Earth and Environmental Sciences/School of the Environment, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1980 to present
  • Coordinator, International and Development Research, Education and Training (IDRET), Windsor International, University of Windsor, 2001 to 2010
  • Visiting Researcher, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, India, 2000 to 2001
  • Visiting Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1988 to 1989
  • Chair, Department of Geology, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1982 to 1985, 1985 to 1988
  • Visiting Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1980 to 1981
  • Associate Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1974 to 1980
  • Sedimentary Research Geologist, Saskatchewan Department of Mineral Resources, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1969 to 1974
  • Translator, Polish to English, freelance, various publishers, 1966 to present

Awards, Memberships & Service

  • Honorary Membership, Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, for outstanding support to the Canadian-Polish business and professional community of Windsor, 2018
  • Silver Award of Merit (Srebrna Odznaka Honorowa), from the Canadian Polish Congress, for outstanding contributions to the Polish-Canadian community, 2015
  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award (10 Years), for work with the Polish Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, Ontario MCIIT 2015
  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award (5 Years), for work with the Polish Canadian Students' Association of Windsor, Ontario MCIIT 2015
  • Gold Cross of Merit (Zloty Krzyz Zaslugi) of the Republic of Poland, from the President of the Republic of Poland in 2009, presentation in 2010
  • Translation of Polonia Centennial Book named Project of 2008International Year of Languages (Intercultural Dialogue and Translation), UNESCO-Culture, 2008
  • Centennial Gold Medal of Polish Community in Windsor for outstanding service to people of Polish heritage, 2008
  • Academic Integrity Award for Fall Semester 2007, Academic Integrity Office, University of Windsor, presentation in 2008
  • Canada-wide "top ten" case studies, selected by AUCC to demonstrate collaborative research for development (Gully Erosion/Nigeria), 2005
  • Canada-wide twelve projects, picked by AUCC to illustrate North-South research collaboration (Conjunctive Use of Water Resources in Deccan Trap/India), 2005
  • Best Practice Using Indigenous Knowledge (Conjunctive Use of Water Resources, Deccan Trap/India), Nuffic and UNESCO-MOST, 2003
  • Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Co-operative Education, Office of Co-op Education and Career Services, University of Windsor, 2001
  • Volunteer Award of Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists in appreciation of efforts with National Liaison Committee in 1999, presentation in 2000
  • Positive evaluation of project from Programme Review Branch of CIDA (River Bank Stabilization/Ukraine), 1999
  • Success Story in Sustainable Development (Conjunctive Use of Water Resources in Deccan Trap/India), UN/DESA and UN CSD, 1998
  • Honorary Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1983 to 1989
  • Ludwik Zejszner Science Award from Polish Geological Society for Paper in 1970 Rocznik Polskiego Towarzystwa Geologicznego, 1971
  • Grant from Rector's Fund, Jagiellonian University of Kraków, for fieldwork in Carpathian Mountains, X-radiography of rock slabs, computing, 1966 to 1967
  • Scholarship from Government of Poland Ministry of Higher Education/British Council for doctoral studies in Poland, 1965 to 1968
  • Editorial Committee, Bulletin of the Polish Geological Institute, Warszawa, Poland, 2018 to present
  • Editors, Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae (ASGP), the Journal of the Polish Geological Society, Kraków, Poland, 2012 to present
  • Editorial Board, Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae (ASGP), the Journal of the Polish Geological Society, Kraków, Poland, 2012
  • Scientific Committee, Fifth International Symposium on Gully Erosion: Human Impact on Gully Erosion, April 20-25, 2010, Institute of Earth Sciences, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, 2009 to 2010
  • Editor, An Excursion Guide to the Geology of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Geological Society Special Publication Number 1, Regina, Saskatchewan Geological Society, 1972 to 1973
  • Selection Committee, AUCC-CIDA Building on Success ($2 million) Funding Competition, 2007-2008
  • Selection Committee, AUCC-CIDA University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development (UPCD) Tier 1 (Phase 2), 2004-2006
  • Selection Committee, AUCC-CIDA University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development (UPCD) Tier 1 (Phase 1), 2002-2004
  • Selection Committee, International and Development Research, Education and Training (IDRET) Seed Monies, University of Windsor, 2001 to 2010
  • Trained in Standard First Aid and CPR, Level C (for Infant, Child, Adult), and Bloodborne Pathogens, HeartZap Services, Inc., EMP Canada and St. John Ambulance
  • University Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, 2016 to present 
  • University Environmental Committee, 2008 to 2016
  • Reviewer, Research Stimulus Fund Proposals for 2016/2017, University of Windsor Faculty of Science, 2016
  • University Special Appointments Committee, 2012 to 2013
  • University Honorary Degree Committee, 2010 to 2013
  • Departmental Liaison with Co-operative Education and Career Services, 2001 to 2011
  • University Review Committee on Faculty Workload, 2011
  • Designer of Prototype for Promotional Poster on Undergraduate Programmes in Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2009
  • University of Windsor Senate, 2007 to 2009, 2009 to 2011
  • Windsor International Advisory Board, 2001 to 2010
  • University Committee on Response to Tsunami in S and SE Asia, 2004
  • Internal Reviewer, Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2003 to 2004
  • University Selection Committee, AUCC-CIDA Pilot Project, Learning through Service, 1999 to 2000
  • University International Initiatives Committee, 1998 to 2000
  • University International Exchange Committee, 1998 to 2000
  • Executive, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER)/Great Lakes Institute (GLI), 1991 to 1996
  • Local Committee, World University Service of Canada (WUSC), 1990 to 1995
  • Executive, Institute of International and Development Studies, 1990 to 1993
  • University Ethics Committee, 1991 to 1993.
  • University Community Scholarship Committee, 1989 to 1994
  • Selection Committee, International Christian University, Tokyo, 1985 to 1989
  • Coordinator/Instructor, Summer Mini-Courses in Geology and Geological Engineering for High-School Students, 1986 to 1988
  • Panellist, Alternative Canadian FuturesA Panel Discussion. Faculty Women's Club, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, January 30, 1980
  • Judge/Group Leader, Windsor Regional Science, Technology and Engineering Fair (WRSTEF), University of Windsor, Youth Science Canada, Windsor, Ontario, 2017, 2019
  • Judge/Group Leader, Windsor Regional Science, Technology and Engineering Fair (WRSTEF), St. Clair College, Youth Science Canada, Windsor, Ontario, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • City of Windsor International Relations Committee, 2002 to 2014
  • Judge/Chair of Judging Team, Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), University of Windsor, Youth Science Canada, Windsor, Ontario, May 12-13, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Water for Dry Places, Canada South Science City Cafe, Windsor, Ontario, December 19, 2012
  • Invited Speaker/Chair of Session, U.S. Joint Federal Interagency Conference (JFIC), Las Vegas, NV, June 27 July 1, 2010
  • Invited Speaker, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), 2009 Ontario Branch Educational Conference, October 4-7, 2009, London, Ontario
  • Invited Speaker, U.S. Joint Federal Interagency Conference (JFIC), Reno, NV, April 2-6, 2006
  • Chair of Session, CBIE Workshop C6, Shifting Global Realities: Impact on International Education, November 14, 2005, Victoria, BC
  • Moderator of Session, Royal Society of Canada and University of Windsor Conference, Windsor, Ontario, November 5, 2005
  • Member, Project 500 (Dryland Change: Past, Present and Future), International Geological Correlation Programme, UNESCO, 2004 to 2008
  • Member, Project 490 (The Role of Environmental Catastrophes in Human History), International Geological Correlation Programme, UNESCO, 2004 to 2007
  • Reviewer, Validation of Ontario Grades 11-12 Curriculum for Earth and Space Sciences, 1998 to 2000
  • National Liaison Committee, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, 1995 to 2000
  • Participant, Let's Talk Science Partnership Program, 1997 to 1998
  • Participant, Innovators in the Schools Network, a Cooperative Federal/Provincial/Territorial Initiative, 1994 to 1997
  • Chair, Session 11, Dissemination of Scientific Results, First International Conference on Role of Science and Technology in Development, Zomba, Malawi, December 7-11, 1998
  • Judge, Thirteenth Annual Science, Mathematics and Technology Fair, St. Anne's High School, Tecumseh, Ontario, 1998
  • Invited Contributor, Discussion of CIDA Background Paper, "Development Challenges for Southern Africa", 1996
  • Initiation of dialogue on environmental health between Chippewas of Sarnia and GLIER, at request of UWindsor President Ron Ianni, 1993 to 1994
  • Program Advisory Group, UNU International Network on Water, Environment and Health (INWEH), 1992 to 1996
  • Working Group, UNESCO/USSR Workshop, Development of Ecological Education Technologies Set for Engineers and Managers, Moscow, USSR, 17-21 June, 1991
  • Judge/Presenter for Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Canada Science Fair, Youth Science Foundation Canada, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, May 12-19, 1991
  • Working Group, Cursos de Instruccion PNUMA/UNESCO/URSS, Aspectos geologicos de la Proteccion del Media Ambiente, Yalta, URSS, 22 de marzo 11 de avril, 1991
  • Selection Committee, Ontario Graduate Scholarships (Geology), 1982 to 1988
  • Executive Committee, Canadian Council of Chairs of Earth Sciences Departments, 1982 to 1988
  • Council of University Departments of Geology (Ontario), 1982 to 1988
  • Committee on Deep-Well Disposal of Wastes in Ontario, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 1976 to 1977
  • Chair, Session No. 1, Fifteenth Annual Conference, Ontario Petroleum Institute, London, Ontario, October 3-5, 1976 
  • Member, Polonia Centre (Windsor), Inc., 2014 to present
  • Board of Directors, Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, 2012 to 2014, 2014 to 2016, 2016 to 2018, 2018 to present
  • Translator (Polish to English), articles on events of Windsor Polonia, published in local/regional/national/international media, 2002 to present
  • Master of Ceremonies, Annual Polish-Canadian Business Dinner, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Organizing Committee, Polish Week in Windsor, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2013
  • Polish Heritage Day 2019 in Windsor Committee, University of Windsor, UWindsor Leddy Library, Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, Polish-Canadian Students' Association of Windsor, 2019
  • Canadian Members of Parliament of Polish Heritage Exhibition Committee, University of Windsor and Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, Polish-Canadian Students' Association of Windsor, 2016 to 2017
  • Polish-Canadian Commemorative Exhibition Committee, University of Windsor, UWindsor Leddy Library and Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, 2016 to 2017
  • Alexandre-Édouard Kierzkowski Exhibition Committee, University of Windsor, UWindsor Leddy Library and Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, 2014 to 2015
  • Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski Exhibition Committee, University of Windsor, UWindsor Leddy Library and Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, 2012 to 2013
  • Moderator, Extraordinary Panel on Leadership, Quo Vadis II: Building Bridges, Building Leaders. University of Windsor, Ontario, May 8, 2010
  • Honorary Advisor, Quo Vadis II: Building Bridges, Building Leaders. University of Windsor, Ontario, May 7-9, 2010
  • Co-writer, Memorandum of Understanding, University of Windsor and John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (signed August 27, 2009), 2008 to 2009
  • Co-writer, Memorandum of Understanding, University of Windsor and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin (signed August 12, 2009), 2008 to 2009
  • Moderator/Organizer, Second Roundtable on Internationalization of Research: A New Direction for the Windsor-Lublin Agreement, University of Windsor, Ontario November 14, 2008
  • Moderator, Transnational Migrations: The Movement of People and Ideas between Poland and Canada, University of Windsor, Ontario, November 12, 2008
  • Co-writer (with Andrzej Krężel, Consul of Republic of Poland for Polish Community Affairs and Promotion), Specifications for Centennial Scholarship of Polish Community in Windsor, University of Windsor, Ontario, 2008
  • Translator, Centennial Book of Windsor Polonia: Rajski, Agata, 2008. 100 lat Polonii w Windsor 1908-2008 (One Century of the Polish Community in Windsor 19082008). Windsor, Walkerville Publishing Co., 134 p.
  • Subcommittee on Geodesy for Canada, National Advisory Committee on Control Surveys and Mapping, Ottawa, 1973 to 1974
  • Co-organizer of Annual Fieldtrip of Saskatchewan Geological Society in Cypress Hills Milk River Area of southeastern Alberta, June 25-26, 1971
  • Co-organizer of Annual Fieldtrip of Saskatchewan Geological Society in Montreal Lake Lac La Ronge area, central Saskatchewan, June 11-15, 1970
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Research

  • Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Shaly Sandstone Reservoirs for Oil and Gas, Deep-Well Disposal of Fluid Industrial Wastes, Underground Storage, Solution-Generated Collapse (SGC) Structures in Bedded Evaporites, Water-Resource Management and Soil Conservation in Lands under Degradation
  • Main research areas in Canada (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario), United States (Montana, North Dakota, Michigan), Western Europe (UK, Offshore Scotland and Norway), Eastern Europe (Poland, Ukraine), Africa (Kenya, Nigeria) and Asia (India, China)
  • Total value of research projects $1.5 million
  • Get more information on research, including research publications, creative activity and selected translations (Polish to English)

Visit the Research Website


Teaching

  • Course content in part taken from instructor's own non-academic employment and research in applications of Science for society
  • Learning outcomes reflect instructor's work experience in integration of economic development and environmental protection
  • Courses built around a format, favoured by engineers for making and analysing decisions in a rational sequence of steps
  • Students linked to the workplace by means of documents that list selected, potential employers, ranging from local companies to multilateral agencies

03-66-213 Geology and the Environment (on-campus and distance sections)

03-66-214 Geology and International Development

03-66-246 Environmental Decision Analysis

03-66-247 Environmental Auditing in Mineral Resource Development

03-61-323 Stratigraphy

03-61-429 Basin Analysis

03-61-540 Lithostratigraphy

03-61-544 Sedimentology of Detrital Deposits

03-61-559 Underground Storage

03-61-590 Special Topics (include Mass Movement in Shoreline Degradation, Stratigraphic-Sedimentologic Factors in Optimized Drilling, Reservoir Geology, Tropical Soils of Volcanic Terrains, Stratigraphic Analysis, Geological History of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin)


Abbreviations

AUCC- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, BAIF- Bharatiya Agro-Industries Foundation, CBIE- Canadian Bureau for International Education, CIDA- Canadian International Development Agency, IDRC- International Development Research Centre, MCIIT- Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, MOST- Management of Social Transformations, Nuffic- Netherlands Organization for the International Application of Higher Education, PNUMA- Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Mediio Ambiente (United Nations Environment Programme), UN CSD- United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development, UN/DESA- United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNU- United Nations University, URSS- Union de Republicas Socialistas Sovieticas.