Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Graduate Students

Name / Contact Advisor / Education / Research
Sevan Adourian
Michael Ariel Antonellimantonelli@berkeley.edu181 McCone

Advisor: Don DePaolo
Education: MS 2013 (Geology) U of Maryland; BSc 2011 (Honors Geology) U of Alberta.
Research Interests: Stable isotope geochemistry, Earth-system science, hydrothermal processes, petrology.

Hannah Louise Bournehbourne@berkeley.edu413 McCone

Advisor:  Jim Bishop

Education:  BA 2011 (Earth and Environmental Sciences) Wesleyan University

Research interest:  Marine carbon and trace metal cycles

Sierra Boyd

Advisor:  Douglas Dreger

Research interest: seismic source physics

Stephen Breenbreen@berkeley.edu269 McCone

Advisor: Michael Manga
Education: BS (Physics) University of California, Irvine, BA (Economics) University of California, Santa Cruz, MS (Civil Engineering: Hydrology) University of California, Irvine.
Research Interest: Multiphase flow in porous media

Alexander Brykbryk@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Advisor: Bill Dietrich
Research Interests: Geomorphology and Sedimentary Geology


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. 

Alexander Charnalexcharn5@berkeley.edu269 McCone

Advisor: Bill Collins
Education: B.S. (2015), Environmental Engineering Science, UC Berkeley
Research Interests: Climate science/modeling, precipitation extremes, cloud physics, lightning

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. 


Robert Citronricitron@berkeley.edu269 McCone

Advisor:  Michael Manga

Research interests:  Planetary geodynamics, Mars

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

Octavia V. Cromptonoctavia@berkeley.edu301 McCone Hall
William Daviswilliamjsdavis@berkeley.edu169 McCone Hall

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


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

Claire Doodyclaired@berkeley.edu449 McCone Hall

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

Luke Fairchildlfairchild@berkeley.edu355 McCone
Advisor:  Nick Swanson-Hysell
Education:  BA 2015 (Geology), Carleton College
Research interests: Paleomagnetism, geodynamics, U-Pb geochronology
Isabel Fendleyisabel.fendley@berkeley.edu255 McCone

Education: B.Sc. 2015 (Honours in Planetary Science) McGill University

Advisor:  Paul Renne

Research interests: Stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, paleoclimate, mass extinctions

Benjamin Fildierbenjamin.fildier@berkeley.edu449 McCone (510)356-8626

Advisor: Bill Collins.
Education: MS 2013 (Environmental Engineering), UC Berkeley; Ecole polytechnique (X09), France.
Research Interests: Atmospheric dynamics, water cycle, precipitation extremes, climate change.


Advisor: Ronald Cohen

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

Research Interest: Atmospheric Chemistry


Advisor: Bill Dietrich
Research Interests: Geomorphology, Hydrology, Ecology

William Hawleywhawley@seismo.berkeley.edu289 McCone

Advisor: Richard Allen
Education: BA 2012 (Physics, Astrophysics) Harvard University
Research Interests: Seismology, subduction zones, geodynamics

Jinsol Kimssori1508@berkeley.eduB47 Hildebrand

Advisor:  Ron Cohen

Education: BS 2013 (Energy Resources Engineering), Seoul National University; MS 2015 (Energy Resources Engineering), Seoul National University

Research Interest: Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle
Nicholas R Knezeknknezek@berkeley.edu411 McCone 940-230-5194

Advisor: Bruce Buffet
Education: BA 2012 (Physics, Engineering) Dartmouth College
Research Interests: Magnetohydrodynamics,
Planetary magnetic field generation,
Dynamo theory,
Planetary magnetic field interaction with the solar wind.

Dana Lapidesdanalapides@berkeley.edu455 McCone

Advisor:  Sally Thompson

BS 2015 (Math), Lafayette College

Research Interests:  Surface-water harvesting, ecohydrology, restoration, erosion

Tanis Leonharditcleonhardi@berkeley.edu269 McCone
Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz
Education: BS 2015 (Geology and Geophysics, Mathematics minor), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Research Interests: Mineral physics, shock wave physics, volcanology, materials under extreme conditions, planetary interiors
Other UC Berkeley Positions: Professional Development Liaison, GradPro, Graduate Division
Yuexin Liyuexinli@berkeley.edu289 McCone

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

Nate Lindsey179 McCone

Advisors:  Michael Manga, Doug Dreger
Education: BS 2010 (Alternative Energy & Sustainable Engineering), University of Rochester; MSc 2012 (Geophysics), University of Edinburgh
Research Interests: geophysical imaging, fiber optic sensors, geothermal systems, cryosphere


Advisor: Ronald Cohen
Education: BS 2012 (Environmental Engineering)
Tsinghua University
Research interest: Atmospheric chemistry.

Jiabin Liujiabin@berkeley.edu301 McCone

atmospheric dynamics
Adviser: Inez Fung
Education: BS 2014(Applied Physics) California Institute of Technology
Research Interest: atmospheric dynamics

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

Robert Martin-Shortrmartin-short@berkeley.edu225 McCone5106465606
 Subduction dynamics; teleseismic tomography of Alaska; mantle flow modeling

Advisors: Richard Allen, Mark Richards
Education: MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London, UK
Kathryn Maternakmaterna@berkeley.edu289 McCone

Advisor: Roland Burgmann
Education: BS 2014 (EAPS, Physics), MIT
Research Interests: Active tectonics, GPS

Ari-Melinger Cohenazm892@berkeley.edu175 McCone
Advisor Raymond Jeanloz
Education:  B.A. 2014 (Earth and Planetary Science and Environmental Science), Northwestern University
Research interests: Mineral Physics and Planetary Interiors
Runze Miaomiaorunze2011@berkeley.edu289 McCone

Advisor:  Bill Dietrich

Education: MS 2016 Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests:  Geomorphology, Meandering River, Sediment Transport

Liz Mitnickemitnick@berkeley.edu169 McCone

Advisor: Don DePaolo

Education: B.A. Environmental Earth Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Research Interests: carbonate geochemistry, sediment-pore fluid interactions, Ca isotopes, paleoclimate

Tushar Mittaltmittal2@berkeley.eduMcCone 181

Planet Formation, Protoplanetary Disk Dynamics and Magma Physics.
Adviser : Mark Richards

Chris Moeckelchris.moeckel@berkeley.edu173

Atmospheric Science, Space Exploration, Instrument Development

Elizabeth Niespoloeniespolo@berkeley.edu255 McCone

Advisor: Paul Renne
Education: MS 2014 (Geology), California State University, Long Beach; BA 2009 (Astrophysics and Classics), University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Geochronology, Isotope Geochemistry, Geoarchaeology, Paleoclimatology

Yuem Parkyuempark@berkeley.edu355 McCone

Advisor:  Nick Swanson-Hysell

Education: AB 2015 (Geosciences) Princeton University

Research Interests: Stratigraphy, Paleoclimate, 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)

Noah G. Randolph-Flaggnrflagg@berkeley.edu169 McCone

Advisor: Michael Manga
Education: BA 2011 (Geology) Carleton College
Research Interests: hydrothermal systems, flood basalts, exposure dating, tectonics

Erin Redwingeredwing@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Advisor: Imke de Pater

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

Research interests: Planetary science, astrobiology

Mara H. Reedmhreed@berkeley.edu179 McCone

Mechanisms constraining geyser periodicity, hydrothermal systems, and multiphase fluid flow with advisor Michael Manga.

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


Advisor:  Barbara Romanowicz

Jacob Seeleyjseeley@berkeley.edu449 McCone Hall

Advisor: David Romps
Research Interest: Atmospheric dynamics, clouds, climate change

Allison Sharrarasharrar@berkeley.edu413 McCone

Advisor:  Jill Banfield

Education: BS, 2015 (Earth and Environmental Science) University of Michigan

Research Interests: Environmental Microbiology, Biogeochemistry
Thomas J. Smarttsmart@berkeley.edu255 McCone

Advisor: Raymond Jeanloz
Research Interest: High Pressure Mineral Physics

Nathaniel Tarshish
Andrew Tholt

Advisor: Paul Renne

Research Interests: Ar/Ar Geochronology, U series Geochronology, Paleomagnetism

Joshua Tollefsonjtollefs@berkeley.edu269 McCone

Advisor: Imke de Pater
Research Interests: Observations and modeling of planetary atmospheres, particularly the solar system gas giants.

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

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)

Chelsea Willettcdw33@berkeley.edu169 McCone

Advisor: David Shuster
Education: BS 2011 (Geology and Geophysics) Yale University
Research Interests: Low-temperature thermochronology, helium diffusion kinetics, landscape evolution in Patagonia, nuclear forensics

Katie Wooddell201 McCone

Advisor:  Doug Dreger

Research Interests:  Seismic source studies, scaling, seismic hazard analysis

Jizhou Wuwjz8597@berkeley.edu179 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 

Stephanie M. Wuerthswuerth@berkeley.edu301 McCone Hall

Advisor: Inez Fung
Education: BS 2011 (Geochemistry and English) California Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Carbon cycle dynamics, greenhouse gas emissions verification, data assimilation

Qindan Zhuqindan_zhu@berkeley.eduB47 Hildebrand5108595792

Satellite and modeling