Graduate Student Opportunities
Geoff Abers: firstname.lastname@example.org Seeks graduate students interested in field-based and analytical seismology projects in the structure and dynamics of active plate boundaries. Current and upcoming projects are imaging volcanic and thrust-zone systems worldwide, with emphasis on Cascadia and Alaska and in the mantle beneath volcanic arcs globally.
Nicholas Christie-Blick: email@example.com Recruiting graduate students to work in diverse aspects of sedimentation processes, crustal deformation and deep-time Earth history. Opportunities currently being developed include an investigation of tectonic versus eustatic controls on early Miocene sedimentation in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt; and a test of the extensional detachment paradigm through the acquisition of seismic reflection data and deep drilling in the Sevier Desert of western Utah.
James Davis firstname.lastname@example.org Seeks graduate students for research involving the application of positional and physical geodesy using space-based and satellite techniques to a wide range of studies focused on geophysics, climate, ice sheets, glacier dynamics and kinematics, and the atmosphere. Opportunities also exist for research into new technologies aimed at the improvement of the accuracy of satellite and ground-based geodetic systems and the broadening of their applications.
Goran Ekstrom: email@example.com Seeks students to work on the development and application of techniques to image the interior of the Earth on global and regional scales using seismic data. Additional opportunities exist for students interested in the analysis of earthquake sources, including exotic events associated with volcanos, landslides, and glaciers.
James Gaherty: firstname.lastname@example.org Uses seismic imaging to gain a better understand of the dynamic processes in the mantle that drive surface deformation and volcanism. We are exploiting tremendous new data from EarthScope, as well as data that we collect in innovative land- and sea-going field experiments. Current projects include mantle flow and melting associated with hotspot volcanism, the role of magmatism in the development of new plate boundaries in East Africa and the Gulf of California, and nature of the San Andreas fault at mantle depths.
Won-Young Kim: email@example.com Operates seismographic networks in the northeastern United States and abroad. I am working on detection, location and identification of earthquakes and underground nuclear tests by analyzing local and regional seismic data. Current projects includes earthquake studies in Bangladesh -- a tectonically-active delta (i.e., Ganges-Bramaputra-Meghna Delta); and seismic decoupling experiment in New Hampshire, USA.
Graduate students interested in monitoring earthquakes, instrumentation, quantification of sources and characterization of moderate sized earthquakes in the stable continental regions are encouraged to contact me. Students interested in the current projects are also welcome to join us.
Einat Lev: firstname.lastname@example.org Einat Lev studies the properties and dynamics of lava using a wide range if tools, including numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, image analysis and field observations. Also applies similar tools to study large scale flows in the Earth's mantle. Students interested in lava, magma, or volcanoes, are invited to contact me. More information can be found at: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~einatlev/
Meredith Nettles: email@example.com Seeks students interested in earthquake source processes, including seismogenesis in glacier and ice-sheet systems, and studies of upper-mantle seismic velocity structure. Studies
currently underway include a multidisciplinary, field-based investigation of earthquake source processes and glacier dynamics at two major outlet glaciers in East Greenland; the investigation of unusual seismic sources on continental margins; and surface-wave studies of the continental upper mantle.
Paul Richards: richards@LDEO.columbia.edu I ‘m generally interested in all facets of the subject matter described in my “Quantitative Seismology” textbook with Kei Aki. But my main interest now is in “Precision Seismology” and in particular in one of the oldest problems in seismology, namely: how can we best locate, and characterize, earthquakes and explosions? Hundreds of seismic events are detected each day, and at last we have methods to locate most of them much more accurately that hitherto. This has been demonstrated with many special studies that focus on particular regions of high seismic activity. I have a multi-year new collaborative project to do this work on a global scale, using state-of-the-art database management and multi-processor computation. There are many science applications, and I welcome student involvement.
Bruce Shaw: firstname.lastname@example.org I am interested in the physics of earthquakes, the dynamics of the source, the growth and mechanics of faults. More generally problems concerning nonlinear dynamics in the earth sciences. Opportunities for interested students.
Felix Waldhauser: email@example.com Works on the development and application of high-precision double-difference earthquake location methods to study the spatio-temporal evolution of seismicity and its implication on earthquake generation, the role of fault structure on earthquake occurrence, and the physical processes underlying seismic failure. Current projects include studies in northern California, the East Pacific Rise, and subduction zones worldwide. Opportunities also exist for research into new tools for real-time high-precision monitoring and analysis of seismogenic properties.
Spahr Webb firstname.lastname@example.org My group studies the structure and processes underlying the 70% of the Earth that is under the oceans. I'm seeking graduates students interested in going to sea and working on a diverse range of problems. We will be studying how Eastern Lau spreading center magmatism is strongly influenced by volatiles expelled from the downgoing slab beneath the Tonga arc. The Aleutian megathrust experiment will study the coupling within the Alaksan megathrust.