Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

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

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

Naomi Asimow
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


Advisor: Hans-Rudolph Wenk

Education: B.S. Physics w/Materials Engineering University of Alabama Birmingham

Research Interests: Lower mantle anisotropy, material deformation modeling, high pressure and temperature experiments. 

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. 


Anna Clingeraeclinger@berkeley.edu483 McCone

Advisors:  Don DePaolo and David Shuster

Education:  Joint BS/MS 2016 (Earth and Environmental Sciences) University of Michigan

Research interests:  Isotope geochemistry, earth surface processes, paleoclimate, the cryosphere

William Daviswilliamjsdavis@berkeley.edu169 McCone Hall

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


Julia DeMarines
  • Assessing the Earth's technosignature and biosignature
  • The ethical issues involved in sending intentional messages with the intent to contact ET

Advisor: Hans-Rudolf Wenk

Education: B.S. Bates College

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

Matthew R Diamondmrdiamond@berkeley.edu255 McCone

Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz
Education: BS 2013 (Geochemistry) California Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Mineral physics, Planetary interiors, Metallization of salts under high pressure

Rustin Domingos
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

Mrinal Dursun

Advisor: Ronald Cohen

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

Research Interest: Atmospheric Chemistry

Tatiana Gamez181 McCone

Advisor: Bethanie Edwards

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


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


Advisor:  Richard Allen

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

Research interest:  Seismology

Jiwoon Hwangjiwoon.hwang@berkeley.edu181 McCone

Advisor: Burkhard Militzer

Education: B.S., Chemsitry, ACS Certified, University of Colorado at Denver

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

Langlang Li
Yuexin Liyuexinli@berkeley.edu289 McCone

Advisor: Roland Burgmann
Education: BS 2017 (Geophysics), Peking University
Research Interests: Earthquake Physics, Crustal deformation

Danielle Lindsaydanielle.lindsay@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Advisor: Roland Burgmann

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

Research Interests: Active tectonics, Geodesy, Slow Earthquakes

Ankur Mahesh
Patcharaporn Maneeratpmaneera31@berkeley.edu225 McCone Hall

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

Chris Moeckelchris.moeckel@berkeley.eduCampbell Hall 605N

Atmospheric Science, Space Exploration, Instrument Development


Advisor: Jill Banfield

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

 Research Interests: metagenomics, geomicrobiology



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

Advisor: Dr. Imke de Pater

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

Yuem Parkyuempark@berkeley.edu355 McCone

Advisor:  Nick Swanson-Hysell

Education: AB 2015 (Geosciences) Princeton University

Research Interests: Paleoclimate, Paleogeography, Carbon Cycle, Stratigraphy, Stable Isotope Geochemistry


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)

Erin Redwingeredwing@berkeley.edu269 McCone

Advisor: Imke de Pater

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

Research interests: Planetary science, astrobiology

Mara H. Reedmhreed@berkeley.edu269 McCone

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

Advisor: Michael Manga

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


Advisor:  Barbara Romanowicz


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

Davina Spearsspears.dp@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz

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
Andrew Tholt

Advisor: Paul Renne

Research Interests: Geochronology, Paleomagnetism

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


Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz

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

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

Panod Viseshchitrapanodvis@berkeley.edu255 McCone

Advisor:  Rudy Wenk

Education:  BS 2009 (Chemistry), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Research interests:  Microstructures in construction materials, synchrotron X-ray techniques, Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Jizhou Wuwjz8597@berkeley.edu355 McCone

Advisor:Burkhard Militzer&&Raymond Jeanloz

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 


Advisors:  Don DePaolo and Daniel Stolper

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

Research interest:  Isotope geochemistry

Yiming Zhangyimingzhang@berkeley.edu179

Advisor: Nick Swanson-Hysell

BA. Occidental College (Geology)

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

Qindan Zhuqindan_zhu@berkeley.eduB47 Hildebrand

Atmospheric science, Satellite and modeling

Yishu Zhu