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  • PhD Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Multiple double-couple analysis of recent large earthquakes and its application in detecting the dynamic stress triggering events

 

Research Area(s)
Geophysics

 

Advisor(s)
Chen Ji

  • Department Manager
  • 805-893-4604
  • Webb 1006
  • Associate Professor

Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography

 

  • 805-893-4437
  • Webb 2113
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
David Valentine

  • Alumni
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Broadband Simulation With Physics-based Seismic Source Models”

Research Area(s)

Seismic Wave Propagations, Seismic Source Dynamics

Advisor

Ralph Archuleta

 
  • PhD Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation

Holocene sea-level, climate, and estuarine stratrigraphy of Baffin Bay, Texas: studying past changes in coastal systems to elucidate future coastal response to changing sea-level and climate

 

Research Area(s)
Coastal Geology, Sedimentology

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Dave Valentine

  • Alumni

Paleobotany, Geochronology

Advisor: Tiffney

MS, Fall 2010

 

  • Alumni

Geothermal Systems

Advisor: Spera

MS, Winter 2013

  • Lecturer

Vertebrate Paleontology

Education

  • Noble Hall "Annex" 1011
  • Professor Emeritus

Tectonics, Geophysics, Paleomagnetic Methods 

 

  • Professor Emeritus

Marine Tectonics 

 

  • Financial Manager
  • 805-893-4499
  • Webb 1006
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • Alumni

Magma Dynamics

Advisor: Spera

PhD, Fall 2011

Robin Matoza
  • Assistant Professor

Volcano geophysics, Volcano seismology, Volcano acoustics, Infrasound, Seismo-acoustics

 

  • Professor Emeritus

Geochronology, Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry and Petrology

 

  • Alumni

Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor: Weldeab

MS, Spring 2012

 

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Andy Wyss

  • MS Spring 2014

Structural Geology and Petrology

Advisor: John Cottle

 

  • Alumni

Marine Science

Advisor: Lea

PhD, Summer 2011

 

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
Microbial Oxidation of Marine Hydrocarbons: Quantifying Rates of Methane, Ethane, Propane, and Butane Consumption

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Dave Valentine

Dr. Maosheng Miao
  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Science

  • MS Spring 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Application of micro-CT and Elliptic Fourier Analysis on Molar Outline Shape for Group Discrimination among Notoungulates

 

Research Area(s)
Paleobiology

 

Advisor(s)
Andy Wyss

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • MS
  • Summer 2016

Thesis/Dissertation

Planktonic Foraminifereal Faunal Study and Mg/Ca -Temperature Calibration at the Hawaii Ocean Time Series

 

Research Area(s)
Climatology

 

Advisor(s)
David Lea

  • Lecturer

Area of Research:

Cambrian paleontology and biostratigraphy
 

 

  • Webb 1115
  • Sponsor: Susannah Porter
  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area(s)

 

 

Advisor(s)
Ed Keller

  • Assistant Professor

Tectonic geomorphology and active tectonics.

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumni
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Stratigraphy, structure, and geochronology of the Abanico Formation in the Principal Cordillera, central Chile: Evidence of protracted volcanism and implications for Andean tectonics”

 

Research Area(s)

Tectonics, Structure

 

Advisor

Phil Gans

  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Andy Wyss

  • Alumni
  • PhD Spring 2014

Thesis/Dissertation

"Crustal extension and magmatism during the mid-Cenozoic ignimbrite flare-up in the Guazapares Mining
District and Cerocahui basin regions, northern Sierra Madre Occidental, western Chihuahua, Mexico”

Research Area(s)

Tectonics, Sedimentology, Volcanology

Advisor

Phil Gans

  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
The Hillslope Signature of Knickpoints Resulting from Stream Capture, Coastal Processes, and Resistant Bedrock on Santa Cruz Island, CA: Insights from an Automated Knickpoint-Selection Algorithm

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

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  • PhD; June 2017

Thesis/Dissertation

Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Na-Ca Aluminosilicate Liquids and Glasses by Molecular Dynamics Simulations at Elevated Temperature and Pressure

 

Research Area(s)

Silicate liquid thermodynamics, mantle processes, petrology, volcanology

 

Advisor(s)
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • MS Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Estimates of Hydrologic Properties in Upper Ocean Crust of Juan de Fuca Ridge Eastern Flank Using Sulfur Hexafluoride Gas Tracer in Cross-Hole Multi-Scale Injection Experiment

 

Research Area(s)
Hydrology (Geochemistry, Environmental)

 

Advisor(s)
Jordan Clark

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Igneous Petrology, Magma Dynamics, Mantle Processes

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Researcher in Earth Science

MSI

Area of Research:

Active faulting, tectonics, and seismicity of California;marine geophysics; subsurface imaging and 3D visualization

 

  • 805-893?8384
  • MSI Trailer 325
  • Alumni
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Structural Evolution of the Central Schell Creek Range, White Pine County, Nevada”

 

Research Area(s)

Geologic Field Mapping, Structure

 

Advisors

Phil Gans & John Cottle

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Researcher in Earth Science

Marine Science Institute

  • 805-893?5314
  • MRL 2061
  • Post Doc/Lecturer

Marine Science Institute

 

Advisor: Dave Valentine

 

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Area of Research: Microbial ecology; Nitrogen cycling, Chemical oceanography

Sponsors:

David Valentine, Michelle O'Malley (Chemical Engineering)

  • PhD Fall 2016
  • MS Geology 2010 - CSU Long Beach

Thesis/Dissertation

Compilation of deglacial benthic stable carbon isotope data for reconstructing ocean circulation change, terrestrial biosphere change, and 3D visualizations

 

Research Area(s)
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography

 

Advisor(s)
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • MS Spring 2015

Thesis/Dissertation

Petrochronology of Ultrapotassic Intrusive Rocks and Associated Rare Earth Element-Bearing Carbonatite, Mountain Pass, California

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Igneous Petrology

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

Dr. Susannah Porter
  • Professor
  • Vice Chair

Precambrian and Cambrian Paleobiology, Early Eukaryote and Early Animal Evolution, the Evolution of Biomineralization.

  • 805-893-8954
  • Webb 1117
  • PhD Fall 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
 Geochemical evidence for the incorporation of multiple hotspot components in the Lau and North Fiji Backarc Basi

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geodynamics, Mantle Processes, Marine Geology/Geophysics/Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Matt Jackson

  • Lecturer
  • Webb Hall - 2022

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