Prof. Sam Butler's Homepage
Hello, I joined the department of Geological Sciences in July 2001. I work primarily on computer simulations of thermal convection in the Earth's mantle. I am also interested in simulating flows in reactive porous media as they pertain to magma chambers and other geological systems. Follow the links below to find out more or contact me at

Room 146
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
114 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5E2

 Some biographical information
 Read a brief description of my research interests
 Check out my list of publications and conference presentations

My Graduate Students:
  • Michael Zhang (MSc Student, 2010-)
  • Michael Bird (MSc completed 2013)
  • Simona Costin (PhD completed 2009)
  • Gunjan Sinha (PhD student, completed 2009)
  • Past Summer Students:
  • John Kuttai, (USTEP summer undergraduate researcher, 2008 and 2009)
  • Chris Fowlie, (USTEP summer undergraduate researcher, 2008)
  • Michael Bird , (USTEP summer undergraduate researcher, 2005)
  • Tudor Costin, (summer undergraduate researcher, 2005)
  • Julia Milne (NSERC summer undergraduate researcher, 2003, 2004)
  • Libole Monagen (USTEP undergraduate summer student, summer 2003)
  • Kirk Waters (summer student, summer 2004)

  • I am always looking for students to take on projects involving modelling convection in Earth's mantle, geological porous medium flows and geophysical electromagnetics. Please feel free to contact me.