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NAME: Maya Tolstoy


Oceanography 108-E
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY10964-8000

TELEPHONE: (845) 365-8791 (work)


1994 Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.
1988 B.S. Honors,  Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

1987 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
1988 - 1994 Research Assistant, IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
11/94 - 9/96 Post-Graduate Researcher, IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
10/96 - 6/98 Post-Doctoral Fellow, LDEO, Columbia University.
7/98 - 6/04 Doherty Associate Research Scientist, LDEO, Columbia University.
Fall '98 - Adjunct Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University.
Summer '99 - Spring '02 Visiting Scholar, UCLA
7/04 - 6/09 - Doherty Research Scientist, LDEO, Columbia University
7/09 - 7/16 - Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LDEO, Columbia University
7/16 - Present - Professor, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LDEO, Columbia University

Design, Execution and Analysis of Marine Seismic Experiments (both active and passive sources) using Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBSs), Ocean Bottom Hydrophones and Multichannel Streamers.
Mid-Ocean Ridge structure and tectonics.
Ocean Bottom Tiltmeters.
Scientific Uses of Submarine Cables.
Applications of Hydroacoustic Data to Monitoring of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
Impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals.

1996 Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Post-doctoral Fellowship
2005-2006 Ridge 2000 Distinguished Lecturer
2006 Science Paper highlighted in NSF's 2006 Year in Review
2008 Nature Paper highlighted in NSF's Annual Report to Congress
2009 WINGS Sea Award
2009 NASA Astronaut Candidate Finalist (Final 47)
2010 Accomplishment Based Renewal, National Science Foundation ($448,163 Award)
2012 Nobel Conference 48 Invited Speaker
2013 TedX Cern Speaker
2016 Lester W. Strock Lecturer – Skidmore College
2016 American Geophysical Union Birch Lecturer

Extensive sea-going experience, (31 cruises), primarily OBS work, but including multichannel, electromagnetic, tilt, DSL-120, Argo, dredging, rock coring.  Chief or Co-chief scientist on 18 cruises.  1987-present.
Total of 10 weeks geological mapping in Scotland, 1984-88.
1 week training in geophysical field techniques (seismics, gravity, magnetics and resistivity), Wales, U.K, 1987.
2 days seismometer deployment following Northridge earthquake, 1994.
3 days GPS field work following Landers earthquake, 1992.

© 2005 Maya Tolstoy