David Dominic is a Professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Wright State University, where he also serves as chair. Dr. Dominic has a Ph.D. from West Virginia University where he focused on the sedimentology of fluvial sandstones. Preceding his academic pursuits, he worked in energy exploration for Chevron Corporation, where he was responsible for developing exploration prospects in the Gulf of Mexico. During his career at Wright State, he has been involved in numerous funded research projects with a particular focus on predicting the spatial distribution of porosity and permeability in subsurface reservoirs.
Ph.D. Geological Sciences West Virginia University 1988
M.A. Geological Sciences Binghamton University 1983
B.S. Geology University of Dayton 1980
Courses Currently Taught
EES 2510 Earth Systems (every Fall Semester)
EES 3160/6160 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
Spring semester, odd years (next in 2017)
EES 4440/6440 Geophysical Well Log Interpretation (aka advanced stratigraphy)
Spring semester, even years (next in 2016)
Refereed Articles (* indicates student or post-doc author)
Gershenzon*, N.I, R.W. Ritzi, D. Dominic, E. Mehnert, and R. Okwen, (2016) “Comparison of CO2 Trapping in Heterogeneous Reservoirs with Brooks-Corey and van Genuchten Capillary Pressure Curves”, Advances in Water Resources, 96, 225-236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.07.022
Gershenzon*, N.I, R.W. Ritzi, D. Dominic, E. Mehnert, R. Okwen, and C. Patterson (2016) CO2 trapping in reservoirs with fluvial architecture: sensitivity to heterogeneity in permeability and constitutive relationship parameters for different rock types, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2016.09.008
Gershenzon*, N.I, M. R. Soltanian*, R.W. Ritzi, D. Dominic, E. Mehnert, and R. Okwen, (2015) Influence of small-scale fluvial architecture on CO2 trapping processes in deep brine reservoirs, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/2015WR017638
Gershenzon*, N.I, M. R. Soltanian*, R.W. Ritzi, D. Dominic, D. Keefer, E. Shaffer, B. Storsved ”(2015) How does the connectivity of open-framework conglomerates within multi-scale hierarchical fluvial architecture affect oil sweep efficiency in waterflooding? ” Geosphere, v. 11, no. 6, p. 1–18, doi:10.1130/GES01115.1.
Allen-King, R. M., I. Kalinovich, D. F. Dominic, G. Wang, R. Polmanteer, and D. Divine (2015), Hydrophobic organic contaminant transport property heterogeneity in the Borden Aquifer, Water Resour. Res., 51, 1723–1743, doi:10.1002/2014WR016161
Gershenzon*, N.I, M. R. Soltanian*, R.W. Ritzi, D. Dominic (2014) “Influence of small scale heterogeneity on CO2 trapping processes in deep saline aquifers”, Energy Procedia, V. 59, p. 166-173, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.363
Soltanian*, M.R., R.W. Ritzi, Z. Dai, C. Huang, D. Dominic (2014) Transport of kinetically sorbing solutes in heterogeneous sediments with multimodal conductivity and hierarchical organization across scales, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s00477-014-0922-3.
Gershenzon, N.I., Soltanian*, M. R., Ritzi, R.W., Dominic, D.F., (2014), Understanding the impact of open-framework conglomerates on water-oil displacements: Victor Interval of the Ivishak Reservoir, Prudhoe Bay Field, Alaska, Petroleum Geosciences, doi:10.1144/petgeo2014-017
Zhou*, Y.Q., R.W. Ritzi, R. Soltanian*, and D.F. Dominic (2013) The influence of streambed heterogeneity on hyporheic flow in gravelly rivers, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12048
Porter*, L.B., R.W. Ritzi, L.J. Mastera*, D.F. Dominic, B. Ghanbarian-Alavijeh* (2012) The Kozeny-Carman equation with a percolation threshold, Ground Water, DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00930.x
Esselburn*, J.D., R.W. Ritzi, and D.F. Dominic (2010) Porosity and permeability in ternary sediment mixtures, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00744.x
Ferreira*, J.T., R.W. Ritzi, and D.F. Dominic (2010) Measuring the permeability of open-framework gravel, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00675.x
Ramanathan*, R., A. Guin*, R.W. Ritzi, D.F. Dominic, V.L. Freedman, T.D. Scheibe, and I.A. Lunt (2010) Simulating the heterogeneity in channel belt deposits: Part 1. A geometric-based methodology and code, Water Resources Research, V. 46, doi:10.1029/2009WR008111
Guin*, A., R. Ramanathan*, R.W. Ritzi, D.F. Dominic, I.A. Lunt, T.D. Scheibe, and V.L. Freedman (2010) Simulating the heterogeneity in channel belt deposits: Part 2. Examples of results and comparison to natural deposits, Water Resources Research, V. 46, doi:10.1029/2009WR008112
*Kamann, P., R.W. Ritzi, D.F. Dominic, C. M. Conrad* (2008) Reply to Discussion by R. Chapuis and M. Aubertin of: Porosity and Permeability in Sediment Mixtures, Ground Water DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2008.00470_2.x
*Conrad, C.M. R.W. Ritzi, D. F. Dominic (2008) Air-Based Measurements of Permeability in Pebbly Sands, Ground Water 46 (1) , 103–112 doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00379.x
*Kamann, P., R.W. Ritzi, D.F. Dominic, C. M. Conrad* (2007) Porosity and Permeability in Sediment Mixtures, Ground Water 45 (4) , 429–438 doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00313.x
Ritzi, R. W., Z. Dai*, D. F. Dominic, and Y. N. Rubin (2006), Reply to comment by Shlomo P. Neuman on “Spatial correlation of permeability in cross-stratified sediment with hierarchical architecture”, Water Resour. Res., 42, W05602, doi:10.1029/2005WR004402.
*Dai, Z., R. W. Ritzi Jr., and D. F. Dominic (2005), Improving permeability semivariograms with transition probability models of hierarchical sedimentary architecture derived from outcrop analog studies, Water Resour. Res., 41, W07032, doi:10.1029/2004WR003515.
*Dai, Z., Ritzi, R. W., C. Huang, Y. Rubin and D.F. Dominic (2004) Transport in heterogeneous sediments with multimodal conductivity and hierarchical organization across scales, J. of Hydrology, v. 294, Issues 1-3, 68-86 doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2003.10.024
*Proce, C.J., R.W. Ritzi, D.F. Dominic, Z. Dai* (2004) Modeling Multiscale Heterogeneity and Aquifer Interconnectivity, Ground Water 42 (5) , 658–670 doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.tb02720.x
Ritzi, R. W., Z. Dai*, D. F. Dominic, and Y. N. Rubin (2004), Spatial correlation of permeability in cross-stratified sediment with hierarchical architecture, Water Resour. Res., 40, W03513, doi:10.1029/2003WR002420.
*Dai, Z., R.W. Ritzi, and D.F. Dominic (2004) Inverse modeling of spatial correlation of permeability in sediments with hierarchical organization. In Aquifer Characterization, J. Bridge and D. Hyndman (eds.) SEPM Special Publication No. 80., SEPM Publ., Tulsa., p. 41-54.
*Dai, Z., R.W. Ritzi, D.F. Dominic and Y.N. Rubin (2003) Estimating spatial correlation structure for permeability in sediments with hierarchical organization, in Groundwater Quality Modeling and Management Under Uncertainty, S. Mishra, (ed.) American Society of Civil Engineers, Philadelphia, p.83-100.
Ritzi, R.W., Z. Dai*, D.F. Dominic, and Y.N. Rubin (2003) Review of permeability in buried-valley aquifers: centimeter to kilometer scales. In Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling: A Few Steps Closer to Reality, K. Kovar and Z. Hrkal (ed.) Red Book Series no. 277, International Association of Hydrologic Sciences Publ. p. 409–418
Ritzi, R. W., Jr., D. F. Dominic, A. J. Slesers*, C. B. Greer*, E. C. Reboulet*, J. A. Telford*, R. W. Masters*, C. A. Klohe*, J. L. Bogle*, and B. P. Means* (2000), Comparing Statistical Models of Physical Heterogeneity in Buried-Valley Aquifers, Water Resour. Res., 36(11), 3179–3192.
Dominic, D.F., R.W. Ritzi, E.C. Reboulet* and A.C. Zimmer* (1998) Geostatistical analysis of facies distributions: Elements of a quantitative hydrofacies model. In Hydrogeologic Models of Sedimentary Aquifers, G.S. Fraser and J.M. Davis (eds.), SEPM Concepts in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology No. 1, p. 137-146
*Sminchak, J.R., D.F. Dominic, R.W. Ritzi Jr. (1996) Indicator Geostatistical Analysis of Sand Interconnections Within a Till, Ground Water 34 (6) , 1125–1131 doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.1996.tb02179.x
Dominic, D.F., R.W. Ritzi, and K.W. Kausch* (1996) Aquitard distribution in a northern reach of the Miami Valley aquifer: Part 2) Interpretation of facies and geostatistical results. Hydrogeology Journal, 4: 25-35
Ritzi, R.W., D.F. Dominic, and K.W. Kausch* (1996) Aquitard distribution in a northern reach of the Miami Valley aquifer: Part 1) Three-Dimensional Geostatistical Evaluation Of Physical Heterogeneity. Hydrogeology Journal, 4: 25-35
Dominic, D.F., K. Egan*, C. Carney, P.J. Wolfe, and M. Boardman (1994) Delineation of shallow stratigraphy using ground penetrating radar. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 33: 167-175
Dominic, D.F., B.H. Richard, P.J. Wolfe, and S. Cheng (1994) Gamma logging to define the stratigraphy in a buried-valley aquifer system. In R.S. Bell and C.M. Lepper (eds.) Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, 937-944
Bridge, J.S. and D.F. Dominic (1984) Bed load grain velocities and sediment transport rates, Water Resources Research 20: 476-490