Earth and Planetary Science
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Alumni Yearbook

Name Degreesort ascending Year Major Current Position Thesis Topic
Seth Saltiel Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science Columbia University, Lamond-Doherty Earth Observatory Postodctorial Research Scientist The seismic signature of fractures and faults: low-frequency shear anelasticity measurements toward determining stress and frictional conditions of reservoir fractures
Arianna Gleason Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science Adjunct Professor, Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences Department of Geological Sciences, Adjunct Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester Elasticity of Materials at High Pressure
William Hawley Ph.D. 2019 Earth and Planetary Science NSF Postdoc; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University The Life and Death of a Tectonic Plate: Imaging the Juan de Fuca Plate with Amphibious Seismic Data
Brook Peterson Ph.D. 2013 Earth and Planetary Science SportsEngine Data Scientist/ Engineering Rates and Mechanisms of Magmatic Processes: Isotopic and Geochronological Evidence
Lowell Miyagi Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Assistant Professor Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah Deformation and Texture Development in Deep Earth Mineral Phases: Implication for Seismic Anisotropy and Dynamics
Marisa Palucis Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Dartmouth Department of Earth Sciences, Assistant Professor Using quantitative topographic analysis to understand the role of water on transport and deposition processes on crater walls
Ahyi Kim Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science School of Science, Graduate School of Nanobioscience Department of Materials System Science Investigating Rupture Process of Parkfield Seismicity
Avinash Nayak Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Geoscience, Postdoc I. Seismic Moment Tensor Analysis of Micro-Earthquakes in an Evolving Fluid-Dominated System, II. Ambient Noise Cross-Correlation for Evaluating Velocity Structure and Instrument Orientations in a Geothermal Environment
Yder Masson Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science Institut de Physics du Globe de Paris Postdoctoral Fellow Computing the Seismic Attenuation in Complex Porous Materials
Elizabeth Niespolo Ph.D. 2019 Earth and Planetary Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the California Institute of Technology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences Determining Timescales and Paleoenvironments of Quaternary Human Evolution Using Stable and Radiogenic Isotopes
Shuo Zhang Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Aramco Services Company Geologist
Sarah Brownlee Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Associate Professor, Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Revisiting the Baja-British Columbia hypothesis: 40 Ar/39Ar geochronology and paleomagnetism of the Ecstall, Butedale, and Smith Island plutons, British Columbia, Canada
Jesse Day Ph.D. 2016 Earth and Planetary Science NextCaller, Principal Data Scientist and Product manager The Dynamics of Precipitation Variability in the Asian Monsoon
Micheal Lamb Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Formation of Amphitheater-Headed Canyons
Jacob Edman Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science KoBold Metals Data Scientist Convection and Gravity Waves in the Tropical Atmosphere
Dylan Spaulding Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Assistant Project Scientist Laser-Driven Shock Compression Studies of Planetary Compositions
Kathryn Materna Ph.D. 2019 Earth and Planetary Science UC Berkeley Active Tectonics lab Geodetic and Seismological Investigations of Earthquake Cycle Deformation and Fault Zone Properties
Dino Bellugi Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science UC Berkeley Department of Geography, Postdoctoral Researcher What Controls Shallow Landslide Size Across Landscapes?
Zhao Zheng Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Halliburton Sr. Microseismic Geophysicist, R&D Refining Constraints on Seismic Discontinuities and Elastic Structure in the Earth's Upper Mantle
Vedran Lekic Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Associate Professor, University of maryland Department of Geology Inferring the Elastic Structure of the Earth's Mantle using the Spectral Element Method
David Mangiante Ph.D. 2016 Earth and Planetary Science Metal and mineral catalyzed organic photochemistry in modern and prebiotic environments
Ryan McWilliams Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Elastic and Inelastic Shock Compression of Diamond and Other Minerals
Kristen Fauria Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science Vanderbilt University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Assistant Professor Dynamics of pyroclastic density currents and submarine eruptions
James Watkins Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science Assistant Professor, University of Oregon Department of Geological Sciences Elemental and isotopic separation by diffusion in geological liquids
Robert Martin-Short Ph.D. 2019 Earth and Planetary Science Data Scientist at App Annie Seismic investigation of subduction in Cascadia and Alaska and Simulating the ability of MyShake networks to detect and locate earthquakes
William Cassata Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Research Scientist Systematic variations in argon diffusion in feldspars: Constraints on diffusion lengthscales, diffusive anisotropy, and non-linear Arrhenius arrays and implications for noble gas thermochronometry
Pamela Kaercher Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Insight Data Science | Data Science Fellow Crystallographic preferred orientation and deformation of deep Earth minerals
Kathryn Fletcher Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Interim Department Chair of the Department of Elementary Education, Ball State University, Department of Educational Psychology Application of U-series dating of pedogenic carbonate and 10Be cosmogenic exposure dating to neotectonic and geochronologic problems
Ian Rose Ph.D. 2016 Earth and Planetary Science Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Postdoctorial Scholar True polar wander on convecting planets
Mei Xue Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Using Seismic Methods to Constrain Mantle Convection Proceses

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