People

  • Senior Development Engineer
  • 805-893-7097
  • MSRB 1008
  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Excitation of seismic waves by the atmosphere: monitoring severe weather with modern digital seismic data

Research Areas
Geophysics, Seismology

Advisor
Toshiro Tanimoto

  • Professor

Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Marine Geochemistry, Global Climate Change

 

  • 805-893-8665
  • Webb 1114
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Time-scales of crustal anatexis: monazite petrochronology of Himalayan granites

Research Areas
Structural Geology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Alumnus
  • 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
Geophysics

Advisor
Chen Ji

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

Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography

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

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
David Valentine

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Broadband Simulation With Physics-based Seismic Source Models

Research Areas
Seismic Wave Propagations, Seismic Source Dynamics

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta

 
  • Alumnus
  • 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 Areas
Coastal Geology, Sedimentology

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Paleobotany, Geochronology

Advisor
Bruce Tiffney

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Geothermal Systems

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Lecturer

Areas of Research/Interests:
Vertebrate paleontology
Education

  • Noble Hall "Annex" 1011
Bruce Luyendyk on icebreaker N.B. Palmer in the Ross Sea
  • Professor Emeritus

Tectonics, Geophysics, Paleomagnetic Methods

 

  • 805-893-4885
  • 6806 Ellison Hall, Earth Research Institute
  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Paleoclimatology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

Francis Macdonald
  • Professor

Geology

  • Professor Emeritus

Marine Tectonics

 

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

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Volcano infrasound, Volcano seismology

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2011

Research Area
Magma Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

Robin Matoza
  • Assistant Professor

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

 

  • 805-893-3452
  • Webb 2114
  • Professor Emeritus

Geochronology, Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry and Petrology

 

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2012

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2014

Research Area
Structural Geology and Petrology

Advisor
John Cottle

 

  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2011

Research Area
Marine Science

Advisor
David Lea

  • Alumna
  • PhD Winter 2015

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

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
Dave Valentine

Dr. Maosheng Miao
  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Science

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2016

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

Research Area
Paleobiology

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2016

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

Research Area
Climatology

Advisor
David Lea

  • Lecturer

Area of Research:
Cambrian paleontology and biostratigraphy

  • Webb 1115
  • Sponsor: Susannah Porter
  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Quaternary Chronology and Uplift of Gaviota Coast Marine Terraces, Santa Barbara County, CA

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Assistant Professor

Tectonic geomorphology and active tectonics.

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumnus
  • 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 Areas
Tectonics, Structure

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Alumnus
  • MS March 2019

Thesis/Dissertation
Two New Oligocene “Notohippids” (Mammalia, Notoungulata, Toxodontia) from the Central Chilean Andes: Taxonomy and Phylogenetics

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • Alumnus
  • 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 Areas
Tectonics, Sedimentology, Volcanology

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Alumnus
  • Summer 2015

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
Geomorphology

Advisor
Doug Burbank

Photo of Ryan Neillson
  • 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 Areas
Silicate liquid thermodynamics, mantle processes, petrology, volcanology

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • Alumna
  • 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
Hydrology (Geochemistry, Environmental)

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Investigating the secular geochemical and geodynamic evolution of accretionary orogens with zircon petrochronology: A case study from West Antarctica

Research Areas
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Igneous Petrology, Magma Dynamics, Mantle Processes

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Post Doc

Areas of Research:
Geochemistry, geochronology, igneous petrology, magma dynamics, mantle processes

Sponsor:
John Cottle

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Late Pleistocene to Holocene environmental history of Devereux Slough

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Researcher
  • Marine Science Inst.

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

 

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

Thesis/Dissertation
Structural Evolution of the Central Schell Creek Range, White Pine County, Nevada

Research Areas
Geologic Field Mapping, Structure

Advisors
Phil Gans & John Cottle

  • Office Manager
  • 805-893-4688
  • Webb 1006

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