People

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Areas
Geodynamics,Geophysics, Seismology, Tectonics

Advisors
Ralph Archuleta & Chen Ji

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Visiting Researcher

Areas of Research
Proterozoic paleobiology and biostratigraphy, micropaleontology.

Advisor
Susannah Porter

  • MS Summer 2016
  • PhD candidate

MS Thesis
Spatial Variability of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Thresholds for Slope Failure at Sedgwick Ranch, California

PhD Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Quaternary Sedimentology and Geomorpholog

Advisor
Alex Simms

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Toshiro Tanimoto

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Toshiro Tanimoto

  • Webb 2042
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Matt Jackson

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Areas
Geochemistry and Petrology

Advisor
Roberta Rudnick and John Cottle

Awards
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2017–2022
Regents in Earth Science Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara, 2017–2018
Fall Meeting Student Travel Grant, American Geophysical Union, 2017
On To the Future Scholarship, Geological Society of America, 2016

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2011

Research Areas
Metamorphic Petrology, Structure and Tectonics

Advisor
Brad Hacker

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2017

Dissertation
Testing for Physical Constraints on Intermediate-Depth Earthquake Fault Geometry via Finite-Fault Inversions

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Professor Emeritus

Seismic Source Studies, Strong Motion Seismology

  • 805-893-8441
  • Webb 2007
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Marine Science (IGPMS)

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Professor Emeritus

Plate Boundary Behavior, Structure and Evolution of Ocean Spreading Centers

 

  • Alumna
  • PhD Program
Stanley Awramik
  • Professor

Pre-Phanerozoic Biogeology

  • 805-893-3830
  • Webb 2034
  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Science

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Heat and B-10 Enriched Boric Acid as Recycled Groundwater Tracers for Managed Aquifer Recharge

Research Areas
Hydrogeology,Environmental Geochemistry

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Establishing Foraminifera Based Biofacies within Shallow Marine Deposits, Carpinteria Slough, CA. Implications for Southern California Sea-Level Studies

Research Areas
Paleoclimate, Coastal Processes

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Webb 1049
  • Professor Emeritus

Sedimentary Petrology, Clastic Diagenesis, Petroleum Geology, Geochemistry

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2011

Research Area
Paleobiology

Advisor
Andy Wyss

 

Sophie Briggs
  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
The magmatic and metamorphic evolution of the Alpine Schist accretionary complex in the Southern Alps, New Zealand

Research Areas
Petrology (Igneous & Metamorphic), Geochemistry, Geochronology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Earth Research Institute, Ellison Hall
  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Age, Provenance, and Facies Architecture of an arid-land fluvial system in equatorial Pangaea: The Cloud Chief Formation in western Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Research Area
Sedimentology (IGPMS)

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Alumna
  • MS 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Petrogenesis of late-stage, high-K magmas within a continental arc: an example from the Ross Orogen, Antarctica

Research Areas
Geochemistry, Petrology, Geochronology

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Winter 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Rates and mechanics of fold uplift and lateral bedrock planation in convergent foreland basins.Research Area(

Geomorphology

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • Professor Emeritus

Tectonic Geomorphology, Collisional Orogens, Sedimentation and Tectonics, Surface Processes

  • 805-893-7858
  • Webb 1051
  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2014

Research Area
Seismology, Ground Motion Prediction Equations

Advisor
Chen Ji

 

  • Professor Emeritus

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Active Margins

  • Alumna
  • PhD Program

Dissertation
Withdrawn

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Zach Eilon

  • Post Doc

Areas of Research
Geochemistry, Mantle Evolution

Sponsor:
Matt Jackson

  • Noble 1009
  • Professor

Geography

  • 805-456?2831
  • Ellison 4806
  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2012

Research Area
Strong Motion Seismology

Advisor
Jaime Steidl

 

  • Professor

Geochemistry, Hydrology

  • 805-893-7838
  • Webb 2115
  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Vertebrate Paleontology, South American Mammals

Advisor
Andy Wyss

 

  • Professor

Tectonics and Geochronology 

 

  • 805-893-7315
  • Webb 2031A
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
David Valentine

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2012

Research Area
Petrology 

Advisor
Frank Spera

 

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
High Frequency Ground Motion from Finite Fault Rupture Simulations

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta

  • Lab Mechanician
  • 805-893-3345
  • Webb 1055a
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Stan Awramik

  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator
  • 805-893-4831
  • Webb Hall 1006
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geohydrology

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Winter 2006

Dissertation
The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Depositional, Structural, and Tectonic Evolution of the Ross Sea, Antarctica

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Bruce Luyendyk

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer '06

Thesis
Beach Asphalt (Tar) Accumulation at Coal Oil Point, CA: Identification of Processes Controlling Temporal Variations

Advisor
Bruce Luyendyk

  • Visiting Researcher

Area of Research
kinematic source inversion of large earthquakes

  • Webb 2024
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Stress drop and its Uncertainty for Earthquakes M3.8-5.5 in Central California and Oklahoma

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta & Toshiro Tanimoto

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