Research Group

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    Current graduate students

  • Olivia Henderson (MSc student, 2014-)
      - lithosphere structure and dynamics in the central Andes

  • Xiaowen Liu (MSc student, 2016-)
      - geodynamic modeling

  • Tai-Chieh Yu (PhD student, 2016-)
      - Cordillera mantle dynamics

    Former graduate students

  • Juan Rosas (PhD 2016) - now postdoctoral fellow, Yale University
      - Three-dimensional Thermal Structure of Subduction Zones

  • Huilin Wang (PhD 2015) - now postdoctoral fellow, California Institute of Technology
      - Intracontinental Deformation Caused by Gravitational Lithosphere Removal

  • Deirdre Mallyon (MSc 2016, co-supervised with Doug Schmitt)
      - The Evolution of Craton Margin Geometry Through Time

  • Sibiao Liu (MSc 2014) - now PhD student, GFZ Potsdam
      - Flattening the Slab: Farallon Plate Subduction and the Laramide Orogeny

  • Drew Chorney (MSc 2014, co-supervised with Mirko van der Baan) - now geophysicist, Itasca Calgary Inc.
      - Geomechanical Modeling of Rock Deformation and Associated Microseismicity

  • Lei Zhang (MSc 2011, co-supervised with Doug Schmitt) - now geophysical field assistant, Anthill Resources
      - 3D Numerical Models of Drilling-induced Core Fractures

    Undergraduate students

  • Felipe da Cruz Pimentel (2015) - thermal and seismic structure of Central America
  • Micah Morin (2012) - surface erosion and lithosphere instability
  • Lonn Brown (2010-2012) - slab window formation, shear wave splitting
  • Neil Krystopowicz (2010-2012) - delamination and lithosphere instability in orogens
  • Shaila Ferdous (2010) - numerical models of RT instabilities
  • Christina Goh (2009, 2012) - shear wave splitting, models of faulting
  • Victoria Turley (2008-2009) - shear wave splitting
  • Amy Gerber (2008) - subduction zone thermal models

    Undergraduate thesis projects

  • Nikhil D'Souza (Winter 2016) - mantle seismic structure below the Slave Craton, northern Canada
  • David Fayerman (Winter 2016) - models of surface deformation associated with Cascadia megathrust earthquakes
  • Jared Gorbahn (Winter 2016) - thermal model of the rupture zone of the 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake
  • Sherry Rath (Winter 2016) - styles of lithosphere delamination in the central Andes
  • Felipe da Cruz Pimentel (Fall 2015) - seismic attenuation, temperature and water content of the Central America mantle
  • Karl Mome (Winter 2015) - mantle delamination and seismic velocity structure below California
  • Lina Ting (Winter 2014) - 3D models of mantle wedge flow and the effect of cratonic keels
  • Adama Dieye (Winter 2013) - lithosphere structure and elevation of western Canada
  • Neil Krystopowicz (2010-2011) - lithosphere dynamics in Cordilleran orogens
  • Victoria Turley (Winter 2009) - seismic anisotropy for the Scotia subduction zone