Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

Alumni Yearbook

Name Degree Yearsort ascending Major Current Position Thesis Topic
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
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
Leslie Hsu Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science USGS Community for Data Integration Coordinator Bedrock Erosion by Granular Flow
Christina Lee Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science Assistant Research Physicist University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory The Structure of the Solar Wind in the Inner Heliosphere
Abigail Swann Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Ecology at the University of Washington Ecoclimate: Variations, Interactions, and Teleconnections
Alexander Stine Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth & Climate Sciences, San Francisco State University Climate Change at Annual Timescales
Sarah Godsey Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Department of Geosciences, Idaho State University Understanding Water and Solute Fluxes in Diverse Catchments
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
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
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
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
Victoria Lee Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry and the Evolution of the Earth's Surface and Interior
Kenneth Ferrier Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Assistant professor of sea-level geophysics and surface processes in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Effects of climate, physical erosion, parent mineralogy, and dust on chemical erosion rates in mountainous terrain
Nestor Cuevas Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Schlumberger Geosolutions, Integrated EM Center of Excellence Senior Geophysicist Electrokinetic Coupling in Hydraulic Fracture Propagation
Christian Huber Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Georgia Institute of Technology Assistant Professor The importance of small-scale dynamics on large-scale magmatic processes
Leah Morgan Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science U.S. Geological Survey Research Geologist Geochronological constraints on Plio-Pleistocene Hominid Evolution in the Ethopian rift
Douglas Allen Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Development and application of a process-based, basin-scale stream temperature model
Su-chin Chang Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Application of High-Precision Geochronology in Evolution and Mass Extinctions
Brent Grocholski Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Viscosity of Planetary Fluids and the Amorphization of Crystals at High Pressure
Katherine Hoag Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science The Anomalous Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric CO2 and Applications to the Carbon Cycle and Stratospheric Chemistry and Transport
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
Micheal Lamb Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Formation of Amphitheater-Headed Canyons
Ryan McWilliams Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Elastic and Inelastic Shock Compression of Diamond and Other Minerals
Mei Xue Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Using Seismic Methods to Constrain Mantle Convection Proceses
Maria Brumm M.S. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Ground Water in Tectonically Active Areas: Implications for Heat Flow and the Earthquake-Triggered Eruption of Mud Volcanoes
Eileen Evans M.A. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science
Sean Ford Ph.D. 2008 Earth and Planetary Science Isotropic Sources and Attenuation Structure: Nuclear Tests, Mine Collapses, and Q
Nestor Cuevas M.S. 2007 Earth and Planetary Science
Elisabeth Green Ph.D. 2007 Earth and Planetary Science The influence of geochemical and microbiological weathering on hillslope erosion and landscape evolution
Kimberly Knight Ph.D. 2007 Earth and Planetary Science Argon Geochronology: I. Applied 40Ar/39Ar Methods to the Chronology of Large Igneous Provinces II. Development of Cosmogenic Argon Methods for Terrestrial Chronology

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