Estella Atekwana is currently the Department Head of Geophysics at Oklahoma State University, and the Chair Professor of Hydrogeology Biogeophysics, Tectonics, Near Surface Geophysics for Regents Professor of Geology Sun Company Clyde Wheeler. Her research interests are in biogeophysics and tectonics with particular attention to the east African rift Zone.
Estella Atekwana received her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2006, with Honorable Mention (Geophysics) for her paper: Induced polarization measurements on unconsolidated sediments from a site of active hydrocarbon biodegradation, with two of her colleagues.
Dr Atekwana has been a Geophysics Professor since 1990 first at Western Michigan University, then at Missouri S&T in 2001. Some of her publications include Evidence that Bio-metallic Mineral Precipitation Enhances the Complex Conductivity Response at a Hydrocarbon Contaminated Site in october 2013 and taking part in Self-potential signals generated by the corrosion of buried metallic objects with application to contaminant plumes in august 2013.