SAS Banner
SAS Mobile Banner


Hanafi, Bari R.


 My LinkedIn Profile

 Follow me on Twitter! @barihanafi


  • Ph.D. in Structural Geology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2020 (anticipated).
  • M.S. in Structural Geology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, January 2013.
  • B.S. in Geology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, February 2010.


Research Interest

  • Structural geology using field, seismic-reflection, and well data.
  • Salt tectonics.
  • Scaled-experimental modeling.

Work Experience

  • Rutgers University, Teaching & Research Assistant, January 2016 - present.
  • ExxonMobil, Well Site & Operations Geologist, February 2013 - May 2015.
  • ExxonMobil, Geologist, Feburary 2010 - February 2013.

Honors and Awards

  • ExxonMobil/GSA Student Geoscience Grants by Geological Society of America (GSA), Deformation of salt layers and interbedded impurities: Insights from scaled experimental models. 2018.
  • Student Research and Travel Grants Awards by GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, 2018.
  • Student Research Grant Awards (Grants-in-Aid) by AAPG Foundation, Deformation of interbedded salt layers during detached and basement-involved extension: Insights from scaled experimental models. 2017.
  • AAPG Annual Meeting Travel Grant by SEPM Society of Sedimentary Geology, 2017.
  • Conference Travel Grant by Rutgers Graduate School of New Brunswick, 2017.
  • Young Alumni Award by Geological Alumni Association of Bandung Insitute of Technology, 2012.
  • Jérôme H. Remick Poster Award by Geological Association of Canada (GAC), 2012.
  • ExxonMobil Geoscience Scholarship by ExxonMobil Indonesia, 2010-2013.

Highlights of Publications / Meetings

  • Hanafi, B. R., Withjack M. O., Schlische, R. W., 2017. The temporal and lateral facies variability and internal geometries of syn-rift salt: Insights from the early Mesozoic Orpheus rift basin, offshore eastern Canada. AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, USA. 
  • Hanafi, B. R., Withjack M. O., Schlische, R. W., Syamsir, Z., Durcanin, M. A., 2013. The influence of synrift salt on deformation during and after rifting: Examples from the Orpheus rift basin, offshore Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada. AAPG Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Hanafi, B. R., Withjack, M. O., Syamsri, Z., Durcanin, M.A., Schlische, R. W., 2012. The Mesozoic Orpheus rift basin, offshore Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada: The influence of basin architecture on salt tectonics and basin inversion. GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting, St. John's, Canada.

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Martha O. Withjack 
  • Dr. Roy W. Schlische
  • Dr. Christopher J. Potter (USGS/Rutgers University)
  • Dr. Bruno C. Vendeville (Université de Lille)

Contact Us

wright laboratoryWright-Rieman Laboratories
Busch Campus, 610 Taylor Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066

P  732-445-2044
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.