Graduate Alumni Network


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A

Name: Abramovich, Sigal
Adviser: Gerta Keller
Specialization: Geology, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: October 2002
Thesis Title: Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment of Maastrichtian Planktic Foraminifera: Examples from Low and Middle Latitude Localities
Last known address: Associate Professor, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheba, IL

Name: Adhitya, Anita
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: January 2009
Thesis Title: Genetic Investigation of Nitrate Assimilation in Marine Microbes Last known address: Lecturer Academic Staff, Physics and Astrophysics, University of Western Australia, Perth, AU

Name: Alexandrovich Lebedev, Sergei
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: April 2000
Thesis Title: The Upper Mantle Beneath the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia
Last known address: Mallet Assistant Professor of Seismology, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, IE

Name: Allen, Richard M.
Adviser: W. Jason Morgan, Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: December 2000
Thesis Title: The Mantle Plume Beneath Iceland and Its Interaction with the North-Atlantic Ridge: A Seismological Investigation
Last known address: Chair, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, Professor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science and Director, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley, CA

Name: Andronicos, Christopher
Adviser: Lincoln S. Hollister
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: July 1999
Thesis Title: Tectonic Evolution of the Coast Plutonic Complex
Last known address: Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Name: Babbin, Andrew R.
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 24, 2014
Thesis Title: Biogeochemical Controls on Fixed Nitrogen Loss Processes in the Marine Environment
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Name: Baig, Adam Mirza
Adviser: Tony Dahlen
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 2003
Thesis Title: Wavefront Healing in Random Media
Last known address: Geophysicist/Inventor, ESG Solutions, Kingston, Ontario, CA

Name: Baker, David
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: January 2001
Thesis Title: Sources and Sinks of Atmospheric CO2 Estimated from Batch Least-Squares Inversions of CO2 Concentration Measurements
Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO

Name: Bao, Huiming
Adviser: Paul Koch (University of California, Santa Cruz), Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 1998
Thesis Title: Ferric Oxides Andoxyhydroxides: Oxygen-isotope systematics and paleoclimatic reconstruction
Last known address: Charles L. Jones Professor in Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Name: Bhattacharya, Pathikrit
Adviser: Allan M. Rubin
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: November 28, 2016
Thesis Title: Examination of the Rate-State Friction Equations Under Large Perturbations from Steady Sliding: A Theoretical and Experimental Study
Last known address: Assistant Professor in the School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, IIT, Bhubaneswar, India

Name: Bilotti, Frank D.
Adviser: John Suppe
Specialization: Geophysics
Month/Year Ph.D.: November 1996
Thesis Title: Venus wrinkle ridges: Structure, distribution, and implications for tectonic evolution
Last known address: Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, TX

Name: Boccaletti, Giulio
Adviser: Samuel G. Philander
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: June 2003
Thesis Title: The Thermal Structure of the Upper Ocean
Last known address: Chief Strategy Officer and Global Managing Director, Water, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

Name: Brunelle, Brigitte G.
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: May 2009
Thesis Title: Nitrogen Isotope Contraints on the Biogeochemistry and Paleoclimatology of The Subarctic North Pacific
Last known address: Project Scientist, Department of Defense, Washington, DC

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C
Name: Carena, Sara
Emailscarena@iaag.geo.uni-muenchen.de
Adviser: John Suppe
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: June 2003
Thesis Title: Imaging Faults in 3-D from Earthquakes, with Examples from Southern California and Taiwan
Last known address: Academic/Scientific Staff/Lecturer, Dept. of Earth and Environment Science, LMU, Munchen, DE  (Website)

Name: Casciotti, Karen Lynn
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: September 2002
Thesis Title: Molecular and Stable Isotopic Characterization of Enzymes Involved in Nitrification and Nitrifier-Denitrification
Last known address: Associate Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Name: Castruita, Madeli
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: November 2006
Thesis Title: Iron Storage Proteins in the Marine Environment
Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Associate, UCLA, Young Hall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Los Angeles, CA

Name: Chase, Richard
Email: rlstlchase1@mac.com
Adviser: Jorma Kalliokoski
Specialization: Geology
Month/Year Ph.D.: April 26, 1963
Thesis Title: The Imataca Complex, the Panamo Amphibolite and the Guri Trondhjemite: Precambrian Rocks of the Adjuntas-Panamo Quadrangle, State of Bolivar, Venezuela.
Last known address: EOAS, UBC, Vancouver (Emeritus Professor)

Name: Chun, Chang-Min
Adviser: Ilhan Aksay (Chemical Engineering)
Specialization: Geochemisty
Month/Year Ph.D.: April 1997
Thesis Title: Hydrothermal crystallization of barion titanate: Mechanisms of nucleation and growth
Last known address: Corporate Strategic Researcher, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Annandale, NJ

Name: Cohen, Harvey
Email: hcohen@sspa.com
Adviser: Neil Lundberg, Linc Hollister
Specialization: Environmental Science
Month/Year Ph.D.: 1992
Thesis Title: Stratigraphic, Sedimentologic, and Provenance Constraints on Evolution of the Gravina Belt, Northern Southeast Alaska
Last known address: Principal Hydrogeologist,  SSP&A, Rockville, MD (Website)

Name: Connors, Christopher D.
Adviser: John Suppe
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: March 1999
Thesis Title: Studies in Planetary Crustal Deformation: Venus and the Andes
Last known address: William E. Pritchard III '80 Professor of Geology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Name: Crompton, Nyssa
Adviser: Satish C. Myneni
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date:May 2, 2014
Thesis Title: The stability and structure of amorphous ferric oxyhydroxides in the presence of environmentally relevant ligands
Last known address: Scientist I, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, New Brunswick, NJ

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Name: Das, Triparna
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: August 1997
Thesis Title: Crustal Structure of Western North America using Surface Waves and Marine Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data
Last known address: Supervisor, Husky Energy, Alberta, CA

Name: Davidson, Cameron
Adviser: Lincoln Hollister
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: 1991
Thesis Title: Tectonometamorphic evolution of the Maclaren Glacier metamorphic belt, south-central Alaska
Last known address: Department Chair and Professor of Geology, Carleton College Department of Geology, Northfield, MN (Website)

Name: Davidson, Mark
Adviser: Tullis C. Onstott
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: April 2008
Thesis Title: Sulfate Reduction in the Deep Terrestrial Subsurface: A Study of Microbial Ecology, Metabolic Rates and Sulfur Isotope Fractionation
Last known address: Consultant, Geosyntec Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Name: De, Subarnarekha
Adviser: Peter Heaney (Penn State University), Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: July 2000
Thesis Title: Microanalytical Studies of Carbonado and Synthetic Polycrystalline Diamond

Name: Deal, Michael M.
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date.: February 1997
Thesis Title: Tomographic image enhancement in slab regions: Tonga to Japan via the nullspace shuttle.
Last known address: Committee Chair, ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Houston, TX

Name: Deutsch, Curtis
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: November 2003
Thesis Title: Biogeochemical Constraints on the Modern and Glacial Oceanic Nitrogen Cycle
Last known address: Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA

Name: DiFiore, Peter
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Climate Science, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: April 2010
Thesis Title: Nitrate Isotope Dynamics in the Southern Ocean
Last known address: Managing Director, Cartesian Re, New York, NY

Name: Dorfman, Susannah M.
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: November 2011
Thesis Title: Effects of Iron Enrichment on the Chemistry and Physical Properties of Deep Lower Mantle Silicates
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI

Name: Dutta, Rajkrishna
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 30, 2019
Thesis Title: High-Pressure Studies of Oxides and Fluorides: Analogs for Ultra-High Pressure Behavior of Planetary Silicates
Last known address: Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC

Name: Dyer, Blake C.
Email: blake.c.dyer@gmail.com
Adviser: Adam C. Maloof
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: September 28, 2015
Thesis Title: Stratigraphic Expression and Numerical Modeling of meteoric Diagenesis in Carbonate Platforms During the Late Paleozoic Ice Age
Last known address: Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada (Website)

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E

Name: Edwards, David
Adviser: Satish C. Myneni
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: June 2005
Thesis Title: Molecular Studies of Hydroxamate Siderophore Interactions with Aqueous and Solid Phase Iron
Last known address: Branch Chief, California Air Resources Board, Air Quality Planning and Science Division, Sacramento, CA

Name: Eichelberger, Nathan W.
Adviser: Nadine McQuarrie (University Pittsburgh)
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: April 22, 2014
Thesis Title: Molecular Studies of Hydroxamate Siderophore Interactions with Aqueous and Solid Phase Iron
Last known address: Principal Structural Geologist, StructureSolver LLC, San Rafael, CA

Name: Ekstrom, Eileen Beth
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: January 2007
Thesis Title: Investigations into the Mechanisms of Biotic and Abiotic Mercury Methylation
Last known address: Director, Ecosystem Analytics Inc., Cambridge, MA

Name: Egleston, Erik
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: January 2008
Thesis Title: Biological, Chemical, and Policy Aspects of the Relationship Between Productivity and the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Last known address: Management Consulting, McKinsey and Company, New York, NY

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F

Name: Fawcett, Sarah E.
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: May 2012
Thesis Title: Nitrate Assimilation by Eukaryotic Phytoplankton as a Central Characteristic
Of Ocean Productivity
Last known address: Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, ZA

Name: Fialko, Yuri
Adviser: Allan M. Rubin
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 1998
Thesis Title: Fluid driven fracture and melt transport through lithosphere on earth and terrestrial planet
Last known address: Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, LaJolla, CA

Name: Finkelstein, Gregory J.
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: May 9, 2014
Thesis Title: Phase Transitions in Selected Silicate Minerals at High Pressure and Room Temperature from Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction
Last known address: Research Staff, Princeton University, NJ

Name: Fournier, Alexandre
Adviser: Peter Bunge
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: December 2003
Thesis Title: Incompressible Fluid Flows in Rapidly Rotating Cavities
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Laboratoire de Geophysique Interne et Tectonophysique, University of Grenoble, Saint-Martin-d'Hères, FR

Name: Frierson, Dargan (MAT)
Adviser: Geoffrey Vallis
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: September 2005
Thesis Title: Studies of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere with a Simplified Moist GCM
Last known address: Associate Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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G

Name: Gerber , Edwin (MAT)
Adviser: Geoffrey Vallis
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: January 2006
Thesis Title: A Dynamical and Statistical Understanding of the NAO and Annular Modes
Last known address: Associate Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere/Ocean Science, NYU, New York, NY

Name: Goldman, Johanna A. L.
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: February 29, 2016
Thesis Title: Environmental Factors Influencing Phytoplankton Productivity in the Context of Climate Change
Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, Armbrust Laboratory, Seattle, WA

Name: Gonzalez-Mieres, Ramon
Email: gmra98@gmail.com
Adviser: John Suppe
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: February 2007
Thesis Title: Thickness-Relief Methods for the Analysis of Shortening, with Examples of Active Detachment Folds and Ramp Anticlines
Last known address: Near Field Exploration Geologist GOM at Chevron  (LinkedIn)

Name: Gothmann, Anne M.
Adviser: Michael L. Bender
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 1, 2015
Thesis Title: Fossil Corals as Archives of Secular Variations in Seawater Chemistry
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Physics, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

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Name: Harris, Rachel L.
Adviser: Tullis Onstott
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: May 1, 2020
Thesis Title: Life on the Fringe:  Surveying the Ecophysiological Tenacity of Methanogens And Anaerobic Methanotrophs in the Oligotrophic Deep Surface Biosphere
Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Girguis Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Name: Hall, Alexander
Adviser: S. Manabe
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: November 1998
Thesis Title: The Role of Water Vapor Feedback in Unperturbed Climate Variability and Global Warming
Last known address: Professor/Vice Chair, UCLA, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

Name: Harper,  Scott
Adviser: Samuel G. Philander
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: November 2001
Thesis Title: The Influence of Subtropical Forcing on the Density Structure of the Tropical Ocean
Last known address: Program Manager, Arctic and Global Prediction, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA

Name: Hain, Mathis
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: September 27, 2013
Thesis Title: Glacial/Interglacial and Deglacial Changes in Ocean Circulation and their Consequences for the Global Carbon Cycle: A Model Study
Last known address: NERC Independent Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Name: Hastings-Galanter, Meredith
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: April 2004
Thesis Title: Studies of Reactive Nitrogen in the Atmosphere Using Global Modeling and Stable Isotope Measurements
Last known address: Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI

Name: Hawthorne, Jessica C.
Adviser: Allan M. Rubin

Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: October 2012
Thesis Title: Observations and Modeling of Temporal Variability in Slow Slip Events
Last known address:
Associate Professor, University of Oxford, UK

Name: Hay, Michael Benjamin
Adviser: Satish C. Myneni
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 2007
Thesis Title: Advances in the Molecular-Scale Understanding of Geochemical Processes: Carboxyl Structure in Natural Organic Matter, Organosulfur Cycling in Soils, and the Coordination Chemistry of Aqueous Aluminum
Last known address: Research Associate/NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

Name: Hellmann, Roland
Email: roland.hellmann@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
Adviser: David A. Crerar
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: November 1988
Thesis Title: Kinetics of albite feldspar dissolution to 300 °C
Last known address: Senior research scientist, CNRS  (Website)

Name: Henning, Cara C.
Adviser: Geoffrey Vallis
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: November 2003
Thesis Title: The Effects of Mesoscale Eddies on the Stratification of the Ocean
Last known address: Senior Technical Specialist, ICF International, Fairfax, VA

Name: Holloway, Theresa
Adviser: Hiram Levy
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: November 2001
Thesis Title: Transboundary Air Pollution in Asia: Model Development and Policy Implications
Last known address: Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Name: Hoppe, Kathryn Ann
Adviser: Paul L. Koch (University of California, Santa Cruz), François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 1999
Thesis Title: The Biogeochemistry and Paleoecology of Late Pleistocene Proboscideans from the Southern United States
Last known address: Research Associate, Geology and Paleontology, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Name: Huang, Kuan
Adviser: Michael L. Bender
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: March 2013
Thesis Title: Studies of the Oxygen and Carbon Cycle in the Surface Ocean
Last known address: Application Scientist, Picarro, Inc., Environmental Services Santa Clara, CA

Name: Husson, Jonathan M.
Adviser: Adam C. Maloof and Blaire Schoene
Specialization: Geology, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: September 2014
Thesis Title: Constraining Timing and Origin of Unusual Carbon Cycle Dynamics in the Terminal Proterozoic and Middle Paleozoic Eons
Last known address: Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, CA

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J

Name: James, Thomas
Email: Thomas.James@Canada.ca
Adviser: Jason Morgan
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: 1991
Thesis Title: Postglacial Deformation
Last known address: Research Scientist

Name: Ji, Qixing (Jimmy)
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: November 18, 2016
Thesis Title: Nitrous Oxide Production in Marine Environments with Strong Oxygen Gradients
Last known address: Postdoc at GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Marine Biogeochemie (Marine Biogeochemistry), Kiel, DE

Name: Pardo Juez, Alfonso
Adviser: Gerta Keller
Specialization: Geology, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: December 1997
Thesis Title: Planktic Foraminiferal Turnovers Across the K-T and P-E transitions in the Northern Tethys Realm
Last known address: Professor/Postdoctoral Research Associate, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, ES

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Name: Kast, Emma
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 25, 2020
Thesis Title: Development and application of biogenic mineral-bound nitrogen isotope measurements to the million-year timescale
Last known address: Postdoctoral at University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Science / Junior Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK

Name: Karsh, Kirsten L.
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: December 4, 2013
Thesis Title: Physiological and Environmental Controls on the Nitrogen and Oxygen Isotope Fractionation of Nitrate During Its Assimilation by Marine Phytoplankton
Last known address: Postdoctoral Researcher, Antartic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, AU

Name: Kasbohm, Jennifer J.
Adviser: Blair Schoene
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: May 5, 2020
Thesis Title: Calibrating Archean and Miocene Large Igneous Province Emplacement and Geologic Timescales with High-Precision U-PB Zircon Geochronology
Last known address: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Name: Kearney, Kelly A.
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: October 2012
Thesis Title: An Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Through Development of a Coupled Physical-Biogeochemical-Fisheries Food Web Model
Last known address: Research Scientist, University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA

Name: Keers, Henk
Adviser: F. A. Dahlen, Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: July 1997
Thesis Title: Chaotic Ray Behavior and Asymptotic Waveforms in Regional Seismology
Last known address: Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science, Bergen, NO

Name: Keller, C. Brenhin
Email: cbk29@cornell.edu
Adviser: Blaire Schoene
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: September 23, 2016
Thesis Title: Geochemical Evolution of Earth’s Continental Crust
Presently at: Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences (Website)

Name: Keller, Klaus
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 2000
Thesis Title: Trace-Metal-Carbon Interactions in Marine Phytoplankton: Implications on the Cellular, Regional, and Global Scale
Last known address: Professor, Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA

Name: Khare, Shree
Adviser: J. Anderson/G. Vallis
Specialization: Climate Science, Geophysics
Defense Date: January 2005
Thesis Title: Observing Network Design for Improved Prediction of Geophysical Fluid Flows-Analysis of Ensemble Methods
Last known address: Risk Management Solutions, London, UK

Name: Kinter, James
Email: ikinter@gmu.edu
Adviser: Kikuro Miyakoda
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: August 1983
Thesis Title: Barotropic Studies of Stationary, Extratropical Anomalies in the Troposphere
Last known address: Professor of Climate Dynamics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Website)

Name: Klonecki, Andrzej
Adviser: Hiram Levy
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: May 1999
Thesis: Model Study of the Tropospheric Chemistry of Ozone
Last known address: Noveltis, Labège, FR

Name: Klug, Caroline
Adviser: K. Cashman (University of Oregon), Alexandra Navrotsky (University of California, Davis)
Specialization: Geochemistry
Month/Year Ph.D.: April 1997
Thesis Title: Vesiculation and fragmentation of silicic magma as recorded in volcanic pumice
Last known address: Portland, OR

Name: Knapp, Angela Noel
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman and Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: January 2006
Thesis Title: The Stable Isotopic Composition of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen and Nitrate in the Subtropical Ocean
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Name: Morel-Kraepiel, Anne
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 1999
Thesis Title: Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals: Mechanisms of Metal Partitioning in Aquatic Systems
Last known address: Research Scholar/Lecturer, Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), Princeton University, NJ

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Name: Langer, Leah
Adviser: Jeroen Tromp
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: January 28, 2020
Thesis Title: Impact of Topography on Coseismic Modeling and Earthquake Static Slip Inversions
Last known address: Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow at USGS, Moffett Field, CA.

Name: Lei, Wenjie
Adviser: Jeroen Tromp
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: May 8, 2019
Thesis Title: Global Seismic Full-Waveform Inversion
Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geosciences, Princeton University, NJ

Name: Leri, Alessandra
Adviser: Satish C. Myneni
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 2007
Thesis Title: Halogen Dynamics in Environmental Systems: An X-Ray Spectroscopic Study
Last known address: Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

Name: Li, Liangquan
Adviser: Gerta Keller
Specialization: Geology, Paleoclimate
Defense Date.: February 1997
Title: The Maastrichtian: An integrated multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating climate, sea-level, and the biotic changes in the marine realm
Last known address: UBS, New York, NY

Name: Lin, I-Ching
Adviser: Alexandra Navrotsky (University of California, Davis), Peter Heaney
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: November 1997
Thesis Title: Thermodynamics and Glass Formation in Fluorozirconates and Related Systems
Last known address: System Administrator, NEC Solutions America, Inc., The Woodlands, TX

Name: Lin, Li-Hung
Adviser: Tullis C. Onstott
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: November 2003
Thesis Title: Radiolytic H2 and Microbial Communities in the Witwatersrand Basin
Last known address: Professor, National Taiwan University, TW

Name: Linton, Jennifer Anne
Adviser: Alexandra Navrotsky (University of California, Davis), Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geochemistry, Geophysics
Defense Date: October 1997
Thesis Title: Phase transitions in the FETIO3-MGTIO3-CATIO3TENARY field at high pressures and temperatures
Last known address: Staff Scientist, Argonne Nat'l Laboratory, Argonne, IL

Name: Long, Sean Patrick
Adviser: Nadine McQuarrie
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 2010
Thesis Title: The Evolution of Eastern Himalayan Deformation: Geometry and Kinematics of the Himalayan Fold-Thrust Belt, Eastern and Central Bhutan
Last known address: Associate Professor, School of the Environment, WSU, Pullman, WA

Name: Lopez-Oliva, J. Guadalupe
Adviser: Gerta Keller
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: June 1996
Thesis Title: Stratigraphy of the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) Boundary Transition in Northeastern and East-Central Mexico
Last known address: Investigador, Autonome University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, MX

Name: Losh, Jenna
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: May 2013
Thesis Title: The Response of Nitrogen-Limited Marine Phytoplankton to Increasing Carbon Dioxide
Last known address: Program Manager, GLISA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Name: Lueders-Dumont, Jessica A.
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: May 3, 2019
Thesis Title: Nitrogen Isotopes of Otolith-Bound Organic Matter: A New Tool for Trophic Reconstruction Using Modern and Fossil Otoliths
Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geosciences, Princeton University, NJ

Name: Luo, Yang
Adviser: Jeroen Tromp
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: October 2012
Thesis Title: Seismic Imaging and Inversion Based on Spectral-Element and Adjoint Methods
Last known address: Chevron, San Ramon, CA

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Name: Maclennan, Scott A.
Adviser: Blaire Schoene
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: September 27, 2019
Thesis Title: Temporal Constraints on Archean Crustal Geodynamics and Neoproterozoic Glaciation

Name: Mailloux, Brian
Adviser: Tullis C. Onstott
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: December 2002
Thesis Title: The Role of Aquifer and Microbial Heterogeneity on the Transport and Activity of Bacteria in the Columbia Aquifer, Oyster, Virginia
Last known address: Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Barnard College, New York, NY

Name: Magnabosco, Cara
Adviser: Tullis C. Onstott
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: May 16, 2016
Thesis Title: From Genes to Metagenomes: Exploring Life Underground
Last known address: Flatiron Research Fellow at the Simons Center for Data Analysis, Simons Foundation, New York, NY

Name: Mao, Zhu
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: June 9, 2009
Thesis Title: Single-crystal Elasticity of Hydrous Mantle Minerals
Last known address: Professor, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, Anhui, CN

Name: Marconi, Dario
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: May 18, 2017
Thesis Title: Using the Nitrate Isotopes in the Ocean Interior to Explore the Isotopic
Composition of Sinking Nitrogen and its Implications for Marine Biogeochemical Cycles

Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geosciences, Princeton University, NJ

Name: Marinov, Irina
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: January 2005
Thesis Title: Controls on the Air-Sea Balance of Carbon Dioxide
Last known address: Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Name: Masina, Simona
Adviser: Samuel G. Philander
Specialization: Climate Science
Graduation Date: November 1996
Dissertation Project: Tropical Instability Waves in the Pacific Ocean
Last known address: Research Division Director, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Lecce, IT

Name: Mateo Fernandez Caso, Maria Paula
Adviser: Gerta Keller
Specialization: Geology, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: July 5, 2017
Dissertation Project: Environmental Changes and Timing of Events During the Cretaceous-Paleogene Transition: Assessing Consequences of Deccan Volcanism and the Chicxulub Impact
Last known address: GPS Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Name: McRose, Darcy
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: April 4, 2018
Thesis Title: Trace Metal Uptake and Use in Soil Diazothrophs and Marine Vibrios: Alternative Nitrogenases, Siderophores, and Quorum Sensing OR Efforts of the Very Small to Acquire the Very Scarce
Last known address: Postdoctoral Researcher, Newman Lab, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Name: Mehra, Akshay K.
Adviser: Adam C. Maloof
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: September 5, 2019
Thesis Title: Reconstructions of Ediacaran Putative Biomineralizers Via a Novel Serial Grinding and Imaging Technique
Last known address: Neukom Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Name: Mignone, Bryan K.
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento and Anand Gnanadesikan
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: May 2006
Thesis Title: Scientific and Political Economic Constraints on the Solution to the Global Warming Problem
Last known address: Science and Technology Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Name: Modrak, Ryan
Adviser: Jeroen Tromp
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: November 28, 2016
Thesis Title: Acoustic and Elastic Waveform Inversion Best Practices
Last known address: Staff Scientist, Los Alamo National Laboratory

Name: Molodetsky, Irina
Adviser: Alexandra Navrotsky (University of California, Davis)
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: April 1999
Thesis Title: Energetics of Zirconia Stabilized by Cation and Nitrogen Substitution
Last known address: University Lecturer, NJ Inst. of Technology; Technical Leader and Materials Scientist, Schlumberger Ltd., Princeton Junction, NJ

Name: Montelli, Raffaella
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: October 2003
Thesis Title: Seismic Tomography Beyond Ray Theory
Last known address: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

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Name: Newell, Silvia Elena
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 2010
Thesis Title:Nitrogen Cycle Processes in Low-Oxygen Marine Environments
Last known address: Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Name: Newman, Dianne
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 1997
Thesis Title: Microbial Respiration and Precipitation of Arsenic
Last known address: Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions; Executive Officer for Molecular Biology, Caltech, CA

Name: Nissen-Meyer, Tarje
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: October 2007
Thesis Title: Full-Wave Seismic Sensitivity in a Spherical Earth
Last known address:Associate Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Name: Novoa-Cancela, Enrique Francisco
Adviser: John Suppe
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: November 1996
Thesis Title: Two and three dimensional analysis of structural trends in the Santa Barbara Channel,
California, USA
Last known address: Statoil, Harstadt, NO

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Name: O'Mullan, Gregory D.
Adviser: Bess B. Ward/Lars Hedin
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: October 2005
Thesis Title: Diversity and Composition of Ammonia Oxidizing Bacterial Assemblages in Aquatic Environments
Last known address:Associate Professor, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY

Name: Orris, Rebecca
Adviser: V. Ramaswamy
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: June 1997
Thesis Title: A Test of the Consistency of Models and Observations in the Middle Atmosphere
Last known address: PMC Production Team Leader, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Washington, DC

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Name: Park, Haewon
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: January 2008
Thesis Title: Cadmium Carbonic Anhydrase of Marine Diatoms: Diversity and Expression
Last known address: Adviser, Environmental Commission, Township of West Windsor, Princeton, NJ

Name: Pauluis, Olivier
Adviser: Isaac Held
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: January 2000
Thesis Title: Entropy Budget of an Atmosphere in Radiative-Convective Equilibrium

Name: Peng, Yajun
Adviser: Allan M. Rubin
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: March 26, 2018
Thesis Title: Seismological Observations and Numerical Modeling of Slow Earthquakes
Last known address: Data Scientist, Google Mountain View, CA

Name: Peng, Xuefeng (Nick)
Adviser: Bess B. Ward
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 23, 2015
Thesis Title: Nitrogen Cycling in Strong Redox Gradients of Marine Environments: Oceanic Oxygen Minimum Zones and Salt Marsh Sediments
Presently at: Assistant Professor (January 2021), School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Name: Phillips, Benjamin R.
Adviser: Hans Peter Bunge, W. Jason Morgan
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: June 2005
Thesis Title: Global Mantle Convection Models with Mobile Continents
Last known address: Geothermal Technologies Office, Department of Energy, Washington, DC

Name: Plancherel, Yves
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: December 2011
Thesis Title: A Study of the Ocean’s Water Masses Using Data and Models
Last known address: NERC Independent Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford, UK

Name: Punekar, Jahnavi N.
Adviser: Gerta Keller
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: November 5, 2015
Thesis Title: Planktic Foraminifera Extinctions and Delayed Biotic Recovery in the Late Maastrichtian-Early Danian: Link to Global Environmental Catastrophes?
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, IN

Name: Putnam, Robert L.
Email: rputnam@lanl.gov
Adviser: Alexandra Navrotsky (University of California, Davis) and François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: August 1999
Thesis Title: Formation Energetics of Ceramic Waste Materials for the Disposal of Surplus Weapons Plutonium
Last known address: Chief Scientist, Plutonium Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

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Name: Santiago Ramos, Danielle P.
Adviser: John A. Higgins
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: October 10, 2019
Thesis Title: Potassium Cycling in Seawater and Teleosts: Insights from Stable Potassium Isotopes (41K/39K)
Last known address: Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA (Website)

Name: Ren, Haojia (Abby)
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: October 19, 2010
Thesis Title: Development and Paleoceanographic Application of Planktonic Foraminifera bound Nitrogen Isotopes
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Taiwan National University, Department of Geosciences, Taipai, TW

Name: Rose, Catherine V.
Adviser: Adam C. Maloof
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: May 2012
Thesis Title: Comings and Goings of the End-Cryogenian Ice Sheet: A Stratigraphic Study of the Pre-, Syn-, and Post-Glacial Deposits, South Australia
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Geology School of Natural Science, Trinity College, Dublin, IE

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Name: Samperton, Kyle Michael
Adviser: Blaire Schoene
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: February 2, 2017
Thesis Title: Portrait of a Pluton: Magmatic Perspectives from the Mid-Crustal Bergell Intrusion, Central Alps
Last known address: Staff Scientist/Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA  (Website)

Name: Schlesinger, Danielle R.
Email: danielleschles@gmail.com
Adviser: Satish Myneni
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: May 4, 2020
Thesis Title: Salting the Earth: Biogeochemical Cycling of Chlorinated and Brominated Natural Organic Compounds in Coastal Ecosystems
Last known address: Postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (LinkedIn)

Name: Schoenitz, Mirko
Adviser: Alexandra Navrotsky (University of California, Davis)
Specialization: Geochemistry, Geophysics
Defense Date: September 2001
Thesis Title: High-Pressure Mineralogy and Thermodynamics in the System CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O
Last known address: Associate Research Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Name: Schneider, Tapio
Adviser: Isaac Held
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: January 2001
Thesis Title: Structural Analyses of Climate Data
Last known address: Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Name: Schultz, Patrick
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: October 2008
Thesis Title: Research the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems using global climate models and satellite remote sensing data
Last known address: General Manager, Veolia North America, New York, NY

Name: Shi, Dalin
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 30, 2011
Thesis Title: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Iron Availability and Requirements in Marine Phytoplankton
Last known address: XMU Chair Professor, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen, CN

Name: Shim, Sang-Heon
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: June 2001
Thesis Title: Stability, Crystal Structure, and Equation of State of Silicate Perovskites
in the Earth’s Lower Mantle
Last known address: Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Name: Shudofsky, Gordon
Email: gshudofsky@outlook.com
Adviser: Tony Dahlen
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 1984
Thesis Title: Source Mechanisms and Focal Depths of East African Earthquakes and Rayleigh Wave Phase Velocities in Africa
Last known address: Retired, Eindhoven, NL

Name: Sigloch, Karin
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: March 2008
Thesis Title: Multiple-Frequency Body-Wave Tomography
Last known address: Associate Professor of Geophysics, Deptment of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Name: Silver, Bianca J.
Adviser: Tullis C. Onstott
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: April 2008
Thesis Title: The Nutritional and Energetic Constraints on Life in the Deep Biosphere of South Africa
Last known address: Staff Scientist, ARCADIS, New York, NY

Name: Simon, Joel D.
Adviser: Frederik J. Simons
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: May 11, 2020
Thesis Title: Recording Earthquakes in the Oceans for Global Seismic Tomography by Freely Drifting Robots
Last known address: Postdoctoral Researcher and Data Merger, EarthScope-Oceans (ESO), Portland, OR

Name: Sisson, Virginia 
Email: j_sisson@netzero.com
Adviser: Lincoln S. Hollister
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: January 1985
Thesis Title: Contact metamorphism associated with the Ponder pluton, Coast Plutonic Complex, British Columbia
Last known address: Instructional Professor, The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX (Website)

Name: Smith, James
Adviser: Jeroen Tromp
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: January 28, 2019
Thesis Title: Seismic Imaging of Underground Tunnels Using Full Waveform Inversion
Last known address: University of Bologna

Name: Smith, Martin
Email: earthsciences@eml.cc
Adviser: F. A. Dahlen, Robert A. Phinney, Jason Morgan
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: April 1974
Thesis Title: Normal Modes of a Rotating Slightly-elliptical Earth
Last known address: Retired from New England Research

Name: Speziale, Sergio
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 2003
Thesis Title: Elastic Properties of Earth Materials
Last known address: Scientist, GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany

Name: Stackhouse, Brandon
Adviser: Tullis C. Onstott
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: January 15, 2016
Thesis Title: The Effects of Physical and Biogeochemical Changes on Carbon Emissions from Mineral Cryosols from the Canadian Arctic
Last known address: McKinsey and Co., Houston, TX

Name: Stoll, Heather
Adviser: Daniel P. Schrag (Harvard), François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 1998
Thesis Title: Strontium Geochemistry in the Ocean: Records of Past Climate and Sea Level Changes
Last known address: Professor of Climate Geology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, SW

Name: Stan, Camelia
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: April 25, 2016
Thesis Title: High-pressure Studies of Analogs with Applications to Materials Science and Geoscience
Last known address: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Name: Stowell, Harold
Email: hstowell@ua.edu
Adviser: Lincoln S. Hollister
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: 1987
Thesis Title: Sphalerite geobarometry in metamorphic rocks and the tectonic history of the Coast Ranges near Holkham Bay, southeastern Alaska
Last known address: Professor of Geology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Name: Suntharalingam, Parvadha
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Specialization: Climate Science
Graduation Date: January 1997
Dissertation Project: Modeling the Global Nitrous Oxide Distribution
Last known address: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Name: Suwa, Makoto
Adviser: Michael L. Bender
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: April 2007
Thesis Title: Chronologies for Ice Cores Constrained by their Gas Records and their Implications for Climate History for the Past 400,000 Years
Last known address: Senior Disaster Rick Management Specialist, World Bank, Washington, DC

Name: Swanson-Hysell, Nicholas L.
Email: swanson-hysell@berkeley.edu
Adviser: Adam C. Maloof
Specialization: Geology
Defense Date: September 2011
Thesis Title: Stratigraphic Records of Paleogeography and Global Change from Two Late Proterozoic Basins
Last known address: Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, CA  (Website)

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Name: Tam, Chi-Yang
Adviser: Gabriel Lau
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: January 2004
Thesis Title: The Impact of ENSO on Tropical and Extratropical Atmospheric Variability on Intraseasonal and Synoptic Time Scales as Inferred from Observations and GMC Simulations
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Earth System Science Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKG

Name: Tate, Garrett W.
Adviser: Nadine McQuarrie
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: July 25, 2014
Thesis Title: Structural Deformation, Exhumation and Uplift of the Timor Fold-Thrust Belt
Last known address: Research Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University, TN

Name: Tian, Yue
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: February 2010
Thesis Title: Multiple-Frequency Tomography with Shear Waves and Love Waves”
Last known address: Geophysicist, Chevron, Houston, TX

Name: Tobgay, Tobgay
Adviser: Nadine McQuarrie
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: December 2011
Thesis Title: Tectonics, Structure, and Metamorphic Evolution of the Himalayan Fold-Thrust Belt, Western Bhutan
Last known address: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Texas, Department of Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX

Name: Tortell, Philippe
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 2001
Thesis Title: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives on Carbon Acquisition in Phytoplankton
Last known address: Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA

Name: Tseng, Hsin-Yi
Adviser: Tullis C. Onstott
Specialization: Geochemistry
Month/Year Ph.D.: April 1997
Thesis Title: A tectonogenetic origin for the deep subsurface microorganisms of Taylorsville Basin,
Virginia: Thermal and fluid flow model constraints
Last known address: Technology Commercialization & IPL Advisor, Exxon, Houston, TX

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Name: van der Lee, Suzan
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: June 1996
Thesis Title: The Earth’s Upper Mantle: Its Structure beneath North America and the 660-km Discontinuity beneath Northern Europe
Last known address: Professor, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Name: Vitart, Frederic
Adviser: J. Anderson
Specialization: Climate Science, Geophysics
Defense Date: January 1999
Thesis Title: Tropical Storm Interannual and Interdecadal Variability in an Ensemble of GCM Integrations
Last known address: Principal Scientist, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Berkshire, England

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Name: Wang, Enning
Adviser: Allan M. Rubin
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: June 24, 2013
Thesis Title: Bimaterial Effects on Earthquake Source Mechanics
Last known address: Geophysicist, Chevron, Houston, Texas

Name: Wang, Jue
Adviser: Thomas S. Duffy
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 5, 2014
Thesis Title: Seismic Structure of the European Crust and Upper Mantle Based on Adjoint Tomography
Last known address: Engineer, PolarOnyx

Name: Wang, Xingchen (Tony)
Adviser: Daniel M. Sigman
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: April 5, 2016
Thesis Title: Nitrogen Isotopes in Scleractinian Corals: Modern Ocean Studies and Paleoceanographic Applications
Last known address: Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (SCOL), Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech, CA

Name: Wittenberg, Andrew
Adviser: Samuel G. Philander
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: June 2002
Thesis Title: ENSO Response to Altered Climates
Last known address: Physical Scientist (NOAA Federal), Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton, NJ

Name: Wu, Wenbo
Adviser: Jessica C. E. Irving
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: January 22, 2019
Thesis Title: Short Period Body Waves Unveil Deep Earth's Small-Scale Structure: From A Subducted Slab to the Core
Last known address: Caltech

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Name: Xu, Hongwu
Adviser: Peter J. Heaney
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: July 1998
Dissertation Project: Structural Effects of Atomic Substitutions in Silicates
Last known address: Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Name: Xu, Xiangtao
Adviser: David Medvigy
Specialization: Climate Science
Defense Date: October 2017
Dissertation Project: Understanding Plant Water Stress and The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle in Tropical Ecosystems: The Roles of Plant Hydraulics, Phenology and Competition
Last known address: Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell, NY

Name: Xu, Yan
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Graduation Date: February 2008
Dissertation Project: Novel Metalloenzymes in Marine Phytoplankton: A Link Between Trace Elements and Macronutrients in the Oceans
Last known address: Research Associate, Stanford University

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Name: Yan, Yuzhen
Adviser: John A. Higgins
Specialization: Geology, Paleoclimate
Defense Date: October 28, 2019
Thesis Title: Climate Snapshots and Gas Records from Antarctic Blue Ice Records: Implications for the Mid-Pleistocene Transition and the Last Intreglacial
Last known address: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University, Houston, TX (Website)

Name: Yang, Huiyan
Adviser: Hiram Levy
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 2005
Thesis Title: The Modeling of Tropospheric Photochemistry and Black Carbon Aerosol: Examinations of Radiation, Transformation Concentrations and Emission Reduction Aspects
Last known address: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Texas, El Paso, TX

Name: Yau, Audrey M.
Adviser: Michael L. Bender
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: September 17, 2014
Thesis Title: Extending Ice Core Records: Studies on the Trapped Air of Glacial Ice From Antarctica, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic
Last known address: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

Name: Yee, Donald
Adviser: François M. M. Morel
Specialization: Geochemistry
Defense Date: June 1996
Thesis Title: Cobalt Substitution for Zinc in Marine Phytoplankton
Last known address: Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute, San Francisco, CA

Name: Yuan, Yanhua
Advisor: Frederik J. Simons
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date:October 3, 2016
Thesis Title: Adjoint Seismic Tomography Using Full-Waveform and Envelope Inversion
Last known address: Senior Researcher, ExxonMobil, Clifton, NJ

Name: Yue, Li-Fan
Adviser: John Suppe
Specialization: Geochemisty
Defense Date: March 2007
Thesis Title: Active Structural Growth in Central Taiwan in Relationship to Large Earthquakes and Pore-Fluid Pressures
Last known address: Structural Geologist, Chevron, Houston, TX

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Name: Zhang, Yunqing
Adviser: Isaac Held
Specialization: Climate Science
Graduation Date: June 1997
Dissertation Project: On the Mechanisms for the Mid-Winter Suppression of the Pacific Stormtrack
Last known address: Assistant Research Professors, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Name: Zhu, Hejun
Adviser: Jeroen Tromp
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 10, 2013
Thesis Title: Dynamic Compression To Ultrahigh Pressures
Last known address: Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Name: Ziv, Alon
Adviser: Allan M. Rubin
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: September 2001
Thesis Title: Application of Fracture Mechanics to Geophysical Problems
Last known address: Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, IL

Name: Zhou, Ying
Adviser: F. A. Dahlen, Guust Nolet
Specialization: Geophysics
Defense Date: November 2004
Thesis Title: Surface Wave Propagation in Laterally Heterogeneous Media with Application to Global Upper-Mantle Tomography
Last known address: Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

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