Our research team benefits from the exchange of ideas and information from collaborators around the world. Graduate and Undergraduate students use analytical and numerical models to solve problems of earthquake rupture and comparisons with time-averaged deformation, fault-magma interaction, magma and volatile generation and migration, plate rheology, and their implications to society. Applied research links to geothermal energy exploration and exploitation and geohazards. Below is a list of current and past research students, and their destinations.
Postgraduate Students (2006- 2017)
Sarah Jaye Oliva, PhD student. ICTP Diploma 2015. ** GeoPRISMS Poster Presentation Honorable Mention, AGU 2016.
Gabrielle Tepp, Volcano-seismology PhD February, 2016. Now Mendenhall Research Fellow, Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Luis Navarrete MSc, 2015 Crustal structure of NE N America from constrained models of gravity and magnetic data
Hubert Zal, MSc, 2014. Kinematics and Dynamics of the Kivu Rift System from Seismic Anisotropy, Seismicity, and Structural Analyses. U. Wellington (New Zealand) PhD program.
Manahloh Belachew, PhD, April, 2012. U of Rochester commended thesis, Science Faculty Prize; AGU Seismology section, best student presentation, 2012. Lecturer, Oklahoma State University
Dustin Coté, MSc, 2011, Volcano-seismicity patterns in Afar and Galapagos.
Derek Keir, PhD, Royal Holloway 2006, Seismicity in a rift at the transition from continental to oceanic rifting, 2006. Lecturer, University of Southampton; Jason Morgan Early Career Award (AGU), Bullerwell Lecturer.
Undergraduate Research Students
Connor Drooff – Senior thesis; Kinematics of rifting, Lake Tanganyika
Amy Eisenstadt – Senior thesis; Salt run-off to Genesee River
Alexander Weinstein, Senior thesis; Kinematics of rifting in Tanzania
Ulrik Soderstrom, Plate flexure beneath African volcanoes
Roy Hadfield (College of Wooster) Double-difference earthquake locations REU 2016
James Bourke (SUNY Binghamton), Crustal velocity models REU 2016
Korin Carpenter, Inverse models of potential field data
Michael Aman, Independent study in earthquake seismology; PhD student, UTIG
Shelby Corning, earthquake studies
Connor Drooff, earthquake focal mechanisms studies + Tanzania fieldwork
Katherine Peterson, Senior thesis; Malawi rift earthquake location studies; Now MSc student U. Iowa
Dan Diaz-Etchevehere, GIS and potential field studies
Julie Dib, independent study in GIS
Avery Palardy, international REU – Tanzania seismicity project; Boston Univ MSc
Catherine Lambert, Senior thesis, high honors; NSF PhD Fellow 2015 Cornell PhD program
Luis Navarrete, Senior thesis, high honors
Carrie Gulvin, Independent study; MSc student at U Wyoming
Hannah Lyons, Independent study
Alanna Scheinerman, Senior thesis, honors
Brian Castro, Senior thesis, honors; Geophysicist at Geometrics
Hubert Zal, Senior thesis, high honors
Lindsey Davidge, SCEC REU, Senior thesis, highest honors
Eli Witkin, REU, Fluids during early rifting
Jewell Case – Senior thesis, high honors, MSc student, U. Montana
Megan O’Connor – REU, Galapagos research, Senior thesis, high honors; MSc ESF Syracuse
Maura Rapkin – research, Senior thesis, honors
Dan Shorrock – Senior thesis, honors
Dayna Jacob, research – MSc at Colorado School of Mines 2015.
Nate Lindsey – REU, Galapagos field expedition, Fulbright Fellowship, NSF PhD Fellowship 2015 for studies at UC Berkeley
Carolyn van Alstyne, Senior thesis, high honors, co-author on research paper in press in Geol. Soc. London
Caitlin Smigelski, research, participated in Galapagos field expedition
Clyde Brown, research
Alex Aronovitz, Senior thesis, high honors; PhD student at UTIG