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

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: 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


Constraints on geyser eruption behaviour, hydrothermal systems broadly defined, and community 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

Daniel Spearsspears.dp@berkeley.edu179 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
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

Yiming Zhangyimingzhang@berkeley.edu355

Advisor: Nick Swanson-Hysell

BA. Occidental College (Geology)

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

Yishu Zhu
Qindan Zhuqindan_zhu@berkeley.eduB47 Hildebrand

Atmospheric science, Satellite and modeling