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Cary Lindsey, PhD

Cary is a Research Geologist and Mendenhall Fellow for the Geology, Energy, Minerals, and Geophysics Science Center in our Portland, OR office. She specializes in characterization of heat and fluid flow in geothermal systems, statistical and geostatistical analysis, and machine learning. 

Cary's research experience primarily focused on the assessment and characterization of geothermal resources including characterization of heat and fluid flow, statistical modeling, and machine learning. She has worked on play fairway style geothermal projects in the United States, Argentina, and Peru. Cary has taught classes and workshops on geostatistics, multivariate statistics, and machine learning.

Professional Experience

  • April 2021 - present, Research Geologist and Mendenhall Fellow, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Portland OR.

  • June 2018 - April 2021, Postdoctoral Scholar, Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Idaho 2018

  • B. Sc. Geology, Mississippi State University 2013

  • AA Physics, Itawamba Community College 2011

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • 2012 - present, Geological Society of America

  • 2012 - present, Geothermal Rising

  • 2016 - present, Women in Geothermal (WING)

  • 2015 - Present, American Geophysical Uniion

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government