Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567
Dr. Coniglio's research focuses on the chemical and physical changes that occur when carbonate sediments turn into limestone and dolomite. He has been involved in research projects across Canada, as well as in the Caribbean, South America, Egypt, Oman, Iran, Italy, and the United States.
Office: ESC 311
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32066
- Geological processes of sedimentation and diagensis (the chemical and physical changes that occur as sediments solidify)
- Carbonate deposits in the Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian sequences of Southern Ontario
Dr. Coniglio's research focuses on sedimentation and diagenesis of carbonate rocks in the Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian sequences of southern Ontario. Interests include physical and chemical aspects of shallow and deep burial diagenesis and porosity development in dolomitized hydrocarbon reservoirs and groundwater aquifers.
Please note that he is currently not accepting graduate students nor providing opportunities for supervision of internships.
2013-2019: Associate Vice-President, Academic
2005-2013 (sabbatical 09/11-08/12): Associate Dean of Science, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Science
2004-2005: Chair, Dept of Earth Sciences
2004: Acting Director, Science and Business & Partnerships Programs
2002-2004: Associate Dean, Student Relations and Recruiting, Faculty of Science
2003-2004: Undergraduate Advisor, Dept of Earth Sciences
1998-2003: Undergraduate Officer, Dept. of Earth Sciences
2000-2002: Director of Recruiting and Marketing, Faculty of Science
1999-2000: Acting Director, Science and Business & Partnership Programs
1993-1997: Associate Chair, Dept. of Earth Sciences
Recent publications include
Hajikazemi, E., Al-Aasm, I.S., and Coniglio, M. 2017. Diagenetic history and reservoir properties of the Cenomanian-Turonian carbonates in southwestern Iran and the Persian Gulf. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 88, p. 845-857.
Haeri-Ardakani, O., Al-Aasm, I., Coniglio, M., 2013. Petrologic and geochemical attributes of fracture-related dolomitization in Ordovician carbonates and their spatial distribution in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 43, p. 409-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.12.006
Haeri-Ardakani, O., Al-Aasm, I., Coniglio, M., 2013. Fracture mineralization and fluid flow evolution: An example from Ordovician-Devonian carbonates, southwestern Ontario, Canada. Geofluids Journal, v. 13, p. 1-20.
Haeri-Ardakani, O., Al-Aasm, I., Coniglio, M., Samson, I. 2013. Diagenetic evolution and associated mineralization in Middle Devonian carbonates, southwestern Ontario, Canada. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, v. 61, p. 41-58.
Hajikazemi, E., Al-Aasm, I.S., and Coniglio, M., 2012. Chemostratigraphy of Cenomanian-Turonian carbonates of the Sarvak Formation, southern Iran. Journal of Petroleum Geology, v. 35, p. 187-206.
Dix, G.R, Sharma, I.S., Al-Aasm, I.S., Coniglio, M, Linnen, R., Riva, J.F.V. and Achab, A. 2010. Hydrothermal dolomite in the Timiskaming Outlier, Central Canadian Shield: proxy for Late Ordovician tectonic activity. American Journal of Science, v. 310, p. 405-423.
Awards and Distinctions
2010 and 2013: Outstanding Performance Award recipient (UW internal award for recognition of outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship)
University of Waterloo Affiliations
- 2001-2004 Past-President of Canadian Sedimentology Research Group
- 2000-2001 President of Canadian Sedimentology Research Group
- 1994-1996 Canadian Geoscience Council, Executive Director
- 1988-1994 Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists – various representative positions with the National Liaison Committee
- 1988-1992 Vice-Chair of Canadian Sedimentology Research Group
Professional Associations and Service
2005-2006 Assoc. Editor: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology
1994-2006 Editorial Board: Sedimentology
1999-2002 Assoc. Editor: Encyclopedia of Sedimentology (book)
1993-2001 Assoc. Editor: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
1991-1995 Assoc. Editor: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
1990-1992 Assoc. Editor: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology
1989-2014 Geological Association of Canada
1978-2009 Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
1982-2009 International Association of Sedimentologists
1979-2009 Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists
1989-2002 Society for Luminescent Microscopy and Spectroscopy
1993-2003 Quaternary Sciences Institute, University of Waterloo
1985 PhD Earth Sciences, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland
1981 MSc Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1978 BSc (Hons.) Geological Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec