Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

Alumni Yearbook

This page is under construction and currently only represents a limited list of EPS alumni.

Name Degreesort ascending Year Major Current Position Thesis Topic
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
William Hahm Ph.D. 2019 Earth and Planetary Science Postdoc, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geoscience Critical Zone Ecohydrology of the Northern California Coast Ranges
Jennifer Druhan Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Geology Assistant Professor Stable Isotope Fractionations in Biogeochemical Reactive Transport
Hyojin Kim Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Post-doctoral researcher; Global Institute for Water Security; Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University Water chemistry evolution through the critical zone
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
Qingkai Kong Ph.D. 2018 Earth and Planetary Science Joint Berkeley Seismology Lab and Berkeley Division of Data Sciences Assistant Data Science Researcher MyShake – Building a global smartphone seismic network
Joanne Emerson Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology, Assistant Professor Assembly of Deeply Sequenced Metagenomes Yields Insight into Viral and Microbial Ecology in Two Natural Systems
Daniela Rosa Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Research Scientist Multiscale global atmospheric transport and convective precipitation
Leslie Hsu Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science USGS Community for Data Integration Coordinator Bedrock Erosion by Granular Flow
Carolina Munoz-Saez Ph.D. 2016 Earth and Planetary Science Universidad de Chile, Postdoctorial Researcher Dynamics of Geyser systems, El Tatio, Atacama
Olive Boyd Ph.D. 2018 Earth and Planetary Science Analysis of Seismic Moment Tensors, In-Situ Stress, and Finite-Source Scaling of Earthquakes at The Geysers Geothermal Field, California
Waruntorn Kanitpanyacharoen Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Department of Geology Assistant Professor Synchrotron X-ray Applications Toward an Understanding of Elastic Anisotropy
Scott French Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Google Site Reliability Engineer Global Full-Waveform Tomography Using the Spectral Element Method: New Constraints on the Structure of Earth's Interior
Victoria Lee Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry and the Evolution of the Earth's Surface and Interior
Elisabeth Green Ph.D. 2007 Earth and Planetary Science The influence of geochemical and microbiological weathering on hillslope erosion and landscape evolution
Shuai Zhang Ph.D. 2016 Earth and Planetary Science First-principles Simulations of Minerals in Earth and Planetary Interiors
Octavia Crompton Ph.D. 2018 Earth and Planetary Science Postdoctorial Researcher at UC Berkeley, Civil and Environmental Engineering Who’s afraid of the Saint Venant Equations? (Everyone, so I replaced it with Machine Learning)
Tess McEnulty Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science Red Canyon, Orion Assembly, test, and Launch Operations Engineer Oxygen Loss from Venus and the Influence of Extreme Solar Wind Conditions
Zachary Geballe Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science Carnegie Science Geophysical Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow
Jonathan Stock Ph.D. 2003 Earth and Planetary Science
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
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
Tyler Arbour Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science CMET- Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology, Postdoctorial Scholar Cultivating and Characterizing Electroactive Microbial Communities using Bioelectrochemical Systems and Metagenomics
Nestor Cuevas Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science Schlumberger Geosolutions, Integrated EM Center of Excellence Senior Geophysicist Electrokinetic Coupling in Hydraulic Fracture Propagation

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