Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Graduate Students

Name / Contact Advisor / Education / Research
Sevan Adouriansevan.adourian@berkeley.edu225 McCone

Advisor: Barbara Romanowicz

Education: MSci Geophysics (2017), Université Paris 7/École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

Research Interests: Computational seismology, regional and global seismic tomography, seismic wave propagation, inverse problem

Manar Al Asadm.alasad@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Harriet Lau

Core and Mantle convection, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Planetary Evolution, Comparative Planetology 

Basem Al-Shayebbasem@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Jill Banfield, Jennifer Doudna

Madison Alcalaymadison.alcalay@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Bethanie Edwards

Education: B.A. Marine Science, B.S. Molecular Environmental Biology (2021), UC Berkeley

Research Interests: Climate Change and Marine Conservation

 

Naomi Asimownasimow@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Ronald Cohen

Alexander Brykbryk@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Advisor: Bill Dietrich
Research Interests: Geomorphology and Sedimentary Geology

Tyler Cadenatcadena@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Advisor: Michael Manga

Education: B.S. Geological Sciences: General Geology, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Volcanology; eruptive processes and conduit dynamics

Chen Li Weiliwei_chen@berkeley.edu225 McCone

Advisor:  Barbara Romanowicz

Education: MS 2014 (Geoscience) National Taiwan University; BSc 2012 (Earth Science) National Central University.
Research interests: Global seismology, tomography, ambient noise  

 

Rodrigo Chirodrigo.chi@berkeley.edu179 McCone Hall

Advisor: Bruce Buffett

Education: B.S. (2014), Electrical engineering, Universidad de Chile 

Research Interests: Geomagnetism, Tectonics

Website: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~rchi/

Yu-Hsiang Chiensean.yhc@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Don DePaolo

William Daviswilliamjsdavis@berkeley.edu169 McCone Hall

Advisor: Bruce Buffett
Education: MSci. (2017), Geophysics, University College London
Research Interests: 

Website: posgeo.wordpress.com

Julia DeMarines

Advisor: Imke de Pater

  • Assessing the Earth's technosignature and biosignature
  • The ethical issues involved in sending intentional messages with the intent to contact ET
Michelle Devoemdevoe@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Hans-Rudolf Wenk

Education: B.S. Bates College

Research Interests: Mineralogy and mineral physics, large-scale earth processes

Rustin Domingos

Advisor: Burkhard Militzer

Claire Doodyclaired@berkeley.edu289 McCone

Adviser: Richard Allen

Education: B.S., Geophysical Sciences and B.A., East Asian Languages and Civilizations (2018), University of Chicago

Research Interests: Seismic Tomography, Subduction Zone Dynamics

Helen Fitzmauricehfitzmaurice@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Ronald Cohen

Education: B.S. Physics (2010) Harvey Mudd College, M.A.T. (2012) Tufts University

Research Interest: Atmospheric Chemistry

Anthony Fuentesanthony.j.fuentes@berkeley.edu

Advisors: Nicholas Swanson-Hysell and Paul Renne

Education: MS 2019 (Geology) University of New Hampshire; BS (2016) UC Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Paleomagnetism, Geochronology, Mass Extinctions and Recovery

 

Tatiana Gamez181 McCone

Advisor: Bethanie Edwards

Research Interests: Metabolomics, harmful algal blooms, coastal monitoring/risk assessment, heavy metal biogeochemistry

Andrew Gorinandrew_gorin@berkeley.edu

Advisor: David Shuster

Research Interests: Applications of cosmogenic nuclides, the cryosphere, paleoclimate, low-temperature thermochronology

Yuancong Gouyuancong_gou@berkeley.edu

Advisor:  Richard Allen

Education:  B.S. 2020 (Geophysics) Nanjing University

Research interest:  Seismology

Charles Goullaudgoullaud@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Imke de Pater

Jiwoon Hwangjiwoon.hwang@berkeley.edu181 McCone

Advisor: Bethanie Edwards

Alexander Jaffealexander_jaffe@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Jill Banfield

Education:

Research Interests:

Tanja Kovacevictanja_kovacevic@berkeley.edu449 McCone Hall

Planetary interiors, planetary formation, ab initio molecular dynamics, density functional theory simulations

Advisor: Burkhard Militzer

Katie Latimerklatimer@berkeley.edu

Advisor: David Romps

Yuexin Liyuexinli@berkeley.edu289 McCone

Earthquake Physics, Crustal deformation

Advisor: Roland Bürgmann

Education: BS 2017 (Geophysics), Peking University

Langlang Li

Advisors: Jillian Banfield and Benjamin Gilbert

Danielle Lindsaydanielle.lindsay@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Advisor: Roland Bürgmann

Education: BSc (Geology) and MSc (Geophysics) from Victoria Univeristy of Wellington, New Zealand

Research Interests: Active tectonics, Geodesy, Slow Earthquakes

Yi-Chuan Luyclu@berkeley.edu

Advisor: David Romps

Ankur Mahesh

Advisor: William Collins

Patcharaporn Maneeratpmaneera31@berkeley.edu225 McCone Hall

Advisor: Roland Bürgmann
Research Interests: Structural Geology and Active Tectonics
Education: BA 2017 Pitzer College - Majored Geology at Pomona College

Runze Miaomiaorunze2011@berkeley.edu

Advisor: William Dietrich

Chris Moeckelchris.moeckel@berkeley.eduCampbell Hall 605N

Advisor: Imke de Pater

Atmospheric Science, Space Exploration, Instrument Development

Ned Molteremolter@berkeley.edu605G Campbell Hall

Extreme precipitation; cloud formation; climate change; statistical methods for extremes; planetary atmospheres; planetary rings; radiative transfer; atmospheric dynamics; photochemistry; interferometry

Advisers: Bill Collins, Imke de Pater

Susan Mullenssmullen@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Jill Banfield

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2018 B.S. Biology

 Research Interests: metagenomics, geomicrobiology

 

Murti Nauthmurtinauth@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Imke de Pater

I'm interested in planetary magnetospheres, evolution, and atmospheres. As part of the MAVEN science team, I enjoy working with spacecraft data.

Education: M.S. Physics, 2020 (Fisk University)

Pronouns: she/her

 

Quentin Nicolasqnicolas@berkeley.edu173

Advisor: William Boos

Education: MS Applied Mathematics, 2019, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Research interests: Atmospheric science, Orographic precipitation, Atmospheric convection

Sarina Patelsarina.patel@berkeley.edu225 McCone

Advisor: Richard Allen

Education: B.A. 2015 (Geology) Middlebury College

Research Interests: Seismology and earthquake hazards, Structural Health Monitoring, Seismicity-Volcano interactions, Applications for seismic data collected by smartphones (the MyShake project)

Sky Poindexterapoindexter@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Bethanie Edwards

Erin Redwingeredwing@berkeley.edu269 McCone

Advisor: Imke de Pater

Education: BS in Geosciences (2018) - The Pennsylvania State University

Research interests: Planetary science, astrobiology

Mara Reedmhreed@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Michael Manga

Constraints on geyser eruption behaviour, hydrothermal systems broadly defined, and community science as an avenue for public engagement and better research.

Education: B.S. in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2018)

Orlando Romeooromeo@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Michael Manga

Education: B.S. 2020 (Physics), B.S. 2020 (Astronomy) University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests: Solar/Plasma Physics, Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science, Geophysics

Thomas J. Smarttsmart@berkeley.edu255 McCone

Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz
Research Interest: High Pressure Mineral Physics

Zachary Smithzachary_smith@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Michael Manga

Daniel Spearsspears.dp@berkeley.edu255 McCone

Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz

Education: B.S Chemistry, B.S Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Michigan State University

Research Interests: To study the behaviors of Synthetic Uranus up to 50 Gpa and at varying temperatures. The goal is for this information to benefit the ongoing research of Ice Giants and concuring shock experiments. 

Heng-Yi Suhengyi_su@berkeley.edu173 McCone

Advisor:  Barbara Romanowicz

Education: MS 2019 (Geophysics) National Central University; BSc 2018 (Earth Sciences) National Central University.
 
Research Interests: Seismology
 
Nathaniel Tarshish

Advisor: David Romps

Andrew Tholt

Advisor: Paul Renne

Research Interests: Geochronology, Paleomagnetism

Alex Thomas

Advisor: Jill Banfield

Andrew Turneracturner@berkeley.edu169 McCone

Advisors: Daniel Stolper and David Shuster

Education: BS 2017 (Chemistry) University of Florida

Research Interests: Isotope Geochemistry, Earth History, Thermochronometry, Methodology

Luis Valentin-Alvaradoluisva@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Jill Banfield

Mercedes Vasquezmmvasquez@berkeley.edu

Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz

Education: B.S., Physics (2019), California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 

Research Interests: High Pressure Physics; Planetary Interiors; Planetary Formation 

Jacob West-Roberts

Advisor: Jill Banfield

Education:

Research Interests:

Ziman Wuziman.wu@berkeley.edu449 McCone

Advisors:  Don DePaolo and Daniel Stolper

Education:  B.S. 2020 (Geology) Nanjing University

Jizhou Wuwjz8597@berkeley.edu355 McCone

Advisors: Burkhard Militzer

Education: BS(2017),Condensed Matter Physics,University of Science and Technology of China 

Research Interests: High-pressure experiments by Diamond Anvil Cell;Condensed Matter Physics;Density functional theory+Molecular Dynamics,PIMC;Melting Curve of Planetary Material;Formation of Planet 

Yiming Zhangyimingzhang@berkeley.edu355

Advisor: Nick Swanson-Hysell

Education: BA. Occidental College (Geology)

Research interests: Paleomagnetism, rock magnetism, magnetic imaging, paleogeography, paleointensity

Yishu Zhu

Advisor: Ronald Cohen

Qindan Zhuqindan_zhu@berkeley.eduB47 Hildebrand

Advisor: Ronald Cohen

Research Interests: Atmospheric science, Satellite and modeling