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1996 to Present


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A
Name: Sigal Abramovich 
Adviser: Gerta Keller
Defense Date: October 2002
Thesis Title: Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment of Maastrichtian Planktic Foraminifera: Examples from Low and Middle Latitude Localities
Presently at: Assistant Professor, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Name:  Anita Adhitya
Adviser:  Bess Ward
Defense Date:  January 2009
Thesis Title:  Genetic Investigation of Nitrate Assimilation in Marine Microbes
Presently: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Western Australia, Perth Australia
 
Name: Richard M. Allen  
Adviser: W. Jason Morgan, Guust Nolet  
Defense Date: December 2000  
Thesis Title: The Mantle Plume Beneath Iceland and Its Interaction with the North-Atlantic Ridge:  A Seismological Investigation  
Presently at: Professor, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Name: Christopher Andronicos  
Adviser:  Lincoln Hollister  
Defense Date: July 1999 
Thesis Title: Tectonic Evolution of the Coast Plutonic Complex  
Presently at: Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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B
Name: Adam Mirza Baig 
Adviser: Tony Dahlen
Defense Date: September 2003
Thesis Title: Wavefront Healing in Random Media
Presently at: Geophysicist, ESG Solutions, Kingston, ON, Canada

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

Name: Huiming Bao  
Adviser:  Paul Koch (University of California, Santa Cruz), Bess Ward
Defense Date:   September 1998  
Thesis Title: Ferric Oxides Andoxyhydroxides:  Oxygen-isotope systematics and paleoclimatic reconstruction  
Presently at: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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

Name: Giulio Boccaletti 
Adviser: George Philander 
Defense Date:  June 2003 
Thesis Title: The Thermal Structure of the Upper Ocean 
Presently at: Consultant, McKinsey & Co., England, UK


Name:
Brigitte G. Brunelle
Adviser: Daniel Sigman
Defense Date: May 2009
Thesis Title: Nitrogen Isotope Contraints on the Biogeochemistry and Paleoclimatology of The Subarctic North Pacific
Presently at: Project Scientist, Department of Defense, Washington D.C.

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C
Name: Sara Carena
Adviser: John Suppe
Defense Date: June 2003
Thesis Title: Imaging Faults in 3-D from Earthquakes, with Examples from Southern California and Taiwan
Presently at: Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Earth and Environment Sektion Geologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munchen, Germany

Name: Karen Lynn Casciotti
Adviser: Bess Ward
Defense Date: September 2002
Thesis Title: Molecular and Stable Isotopic Characterization of Enzymes Involved in Nitrification and Nitrifier-Denitrification
Presently at: Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Name: Madeli Castruita
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: November 2006
Thesis Title: Iron Storage Proteins in the Marine Environment
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA, Young Hall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Los Angeles, CA

Name: Chang-Min Chun  
Adviser:  Ilhan Aksay (Chemical Engineering)  
Month/Year Ph.D.:  April 1997  
Thesis Title:  Hydrothermal crystallization of barion titanate: Mechanisms of nucleation and growth

Name: Christopher D. Connors 
Adviser: John Suppe
Defense Date: March 1999
Thesis Title: Studies in Planetary Crustal Deformation:  Venus and the Andes
Presently at: Associate Professor of Geology, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

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D 
Name: Triparna Das  
Adviser:  Guust Nolet  
Defense Date:   August 1997  
Thesis Title: Crustal Structure of Western North America using Surface Waves and Marine Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data  
Presently at: ConocoPhillips Oil, Houston, TX

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

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

Name: Michael M. Deal  
Adviser: Guust Nolet  
Month/Year Ph.D.:  February 1997  
Thesis Title:  Tomographic image enhancement in slab regions:  Tonga to Japan via the nullspace shuttle.  
Presently at: Committee Chair, ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Houston, TX

Name: Curtis Deutsch 
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento 
Defense Date:  November 2003 
Thesis Title: Biogeochemical Constraints on the Modern and Glacial Oceanic Nitrogen Cycle 
Presently at: Assistant Professor, UCLA, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

Name: Peter DiFiore
Adviser: Daniel Sigman
Defense Date: April 2010
Thesis Title:Nitrate Isotope Dynamics in the Southern Ocean
Presently at: Consultant, RiskMarkets, Risk Management Solutions, New York, NY

Name:  Susannah M. Dorfman
Adviser:  Thomas S. Duffy
Defense Date:  November 2011
Thesis Title:    Effects of Iron Enrichment on the Chemistry and Physical Properties of Deep Lower Mantle Silicates
Presently at:   Postdoctoral Research, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Geophysicienne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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E
Name: David Edwards
Adviser: Satish Myneni
Defense Date: June 2005
Thesis Title: Molecular Studies of Hydroxamate Siderophore Interactions with Aqueous and Solid Phase Iron 
Presently at: Assistant Professor, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA

Name: Nathan W. Eichelberger
Adviser: Nadine McQuarrie (Univ. Pittsburgh)
Defense Date: April 22, 2014
Thesis Title: Molecular Studies of Hydroxamate Siderophore Interactions with Aqueous and Solid Phase Iron 
Presently at:

Name: Eileen Beth Ekstrom 
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: January 2007
Thesis Title: Investigations into the Mechanisms of Biotic and Abiotic Mercury Methylation
Presently at: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering & Applied Science Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Name: Erik Egleston 
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: January 2008
Thesis Title: Biological, Chemical, and Policy Aspects of the Relationship Between Productivity and the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Presently at: Management Consulting, McKinsey and Company, New York, NY

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Name:  Sarah E. Fawcett
Adviser:  Bess Ward
Defense Date:  May 2012
Thesis Title:  Nitrate Assimilation by Eukaryotic Phytoplankton as a Central Characteristic
Of Ocean Productivity
Presently at: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University,
Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ

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

Name: Alexandre Fournier 
Adviser: Peter Bunge
Defense Date: December 2003
Thesis Title: Incompressible Fluid Flows in Rapidly Rotating Cavities
Presently at: Assistant Professor, Laboratoire de Geophysique Interne et Tectonophysique, University of Grenoble, France

Name: Dargan Frierson  (Applied Math) 
Adviser:  Geoffrey Vallis 
Defense Date:   September 2005 
Thesis Title: Studies of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere with a Simplified Moist GCM 
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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G
Name: Edwin Gerber (Applied Math) 
Adviser:  Geoffrey Vallis 
Defense Date:  January 2006 
Thesis Title: A Dynamical and Statistical Understanding of the NAO and Annular Modes 
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University, New York, NY

Name: Ramon Antonio Gonzalez Mieres 
Adviser: John Suppe
Defense Date: February 2007
Thesis Title: Thickness-Relief Methods for the Analysis of Shortening, with Examples of Active Detachment Folds and Ramp Anticlines
Presently at: Exploration Geologist, Chevron ETC, San Ramon, CA

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H 
Name: Alexander Hall  
Adviser: S. Manabe  
Graduation Date: November 1998 
Dissertation Project:  "The Role of Water Vapor Feedback in Unperturbed Climate  
Variability and Global Warming"  
Presently at: Associate Professor, UCLA, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

Name: Scott Harper 
Adviser: George Philander 
Defense Date:  November 2001 
Thesis Title: The Influence of Subtropical Forcing on the Density Structure of the Tropical Ocean 
Presently at: ONR Program Manager

Name: Meredith Galanter Hastings 
Adviser: Daniel Sigman
Defense Date: April 2004
Thesis Title: Studies of Reactive Nitrogen in the Atmosphere Using Global Modeling and Stable Isotope Measurements
Presently at: Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI

Name:  Jessica C. Hawthorne
Adviser: Allan M. Rubin
Defense Date:  October 2012
Thesis Title:    Observations and Modeling of Temporal Variability in Slow Slip Events
Presently at:    Postdoctoral Researcher, CalTech, Div. of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA

Name: Michael Benjamin Hay 
Adviser: Satish Myneni 
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
Presently at: Research Associate/NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

Name: Cara Cartwright Henning 
Adviser: Geoffrey Vallis 
Defense Date: November 2003 
Thesis Title: The Effects of Mesoscale Eddies on the Stratification of the Ocean 
Presently at: Senior Technical Specialist, ICF International

Name: Theresa Holloway 
Adviser: Hiram Levy 
Defense Date:  November 2001 
Thesis Title: Transboundary Air Pollution in Asia: Model Development and Policy Implications 
Presently at: Professor, University of Wisconsin,

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

Name: Kuan Huang
Adviser:  Michael L. Bender
Defense Date:  March 2013
Thesis Title: Studies of the Oxygen and Carbon Cycle in the Surface Ocean
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC

Name: Jonathan M. Husson
Adviser:  Adam Maloof and Blair Schoene
Defense Date:  September 2014
Thesis Title: Constraining Timing and Origin of Unusual Carbon Cycle Dynamics in the
Terminal Proterozoic and Middle Paleozoic Eons
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin - Madison
 

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J

Name: Alfonso Pardo Juez  
Adviser:  Gerta Keller  
Defense Date:   December 1997  
Thesis Title:  Planktic Foraminiferal Turnovers Across the K-T and P-E transitions in the Northern Tethys Realm  
Presently at: Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

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K 

Name: Kirsten L. Karsh
Adviser:  Daniel M. Sigman
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
Presently at: 

Name: Kelly A. Kearney
Adviser:  Jorge L. Sarmiento
Defense Date: October 2012
Thesis Title:  An Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Through Development of a Coupled
Physical-Biogeochemical-Fisheries Food Web Model
Presently at:  Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) in the Marine Biology and Fisheries Department, Miami, FL ; and NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Miami, FL

Name:   Henk Keers  
Adviser: F. A. Dahlen, Guust Nolet  
Defense Date: July 1997  
Thesis Title: Chaotic Ray Behavior and Asymptotic Waveforms in Regional Seismology  
Presently at: Schlumberger Research, Cambridge, UK

Name: Klaus Keller 
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: June 2000
Thesis Title: Trace-Metal-Carbon Interactions in Marine Phytoplankton:  Implications on the Cellular, Regional, and Global Scale
Presently at: Associate Professor, Penn State University, Department of Geological Sciences, University Park, PA

Name:  Shree Khare 
Adviser:  J. Anderson/G. Vallis 
Defense Date:   January 2005 
Thesis Title: Observing Network Design for Improved Prediction of Geophysical Fluid Flows-Analysis of Ensemble Methods 
Presently at: Risk Management Solutions, England, UK

Name: Andrzej Klonecki  
Adviser: Hiram Levy
Defense Date:  May 1999 
Thesis: Model Study of the Tropospheric Chemistry of Ozone  
Presently at: NOVELTIS, France

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

Name: Angela Noel Knapp 
Adviser: Danny Sigman, Bess Ward
Defense Date: January 2006
Thesis Title: The Stable Isotopic Composition of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen and Nitrate in the Subtropical Ocean
Presently at: Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA Climate and Global Change, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Name: Anne Kraepiel 
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: June 1999
Thesis Title: Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals:  Mechanisms of Metal Partitioning in Aquatic Systems
Presently at: Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

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L 
Name:  Sergei Alexandrovich Lebedev  
Adviser:  Guust Nolet  
Defense Date:  April 2000  
Thesis Title: The Upper Mantle Beneath the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia  
Presently at: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland

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

Name:  Liangquan Li  
Adviser:  Gerta Keller  
Month/Year Ph.D.:  February 1997  
Title:  The Maastrichtian:  An integrated multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating climate,  
sea-level, and the biotic changes in the marine realm  
Presently at: UBS, New York, NY

Name: I-Ching Lin  
Adviser:  Alexandra Navrotsky (University of California, Davis), Peter Heaney (Princeton)  
Defense Date:   November 1997  
Thesis Title: Thermodynamics and Glass Formation in Fluorozirconates and Related Systems  
Presently at: System Administrator with NEC Solutions, The Woodlands, TX

Name: Li-Hung Lin 
Adviser: Tullis Onstott
Defense Date: November 2003
Thesis Title: Radiolytic H2 and Microbial Communities in the Witwatersrand Basin
Presently at: Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan

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

Name: Sean Patrick Long
Adviser:  Nadine McQuarrie
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”
Presently at:  Asst. Prof at Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

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

Name: Jenna Losh
Adviser:  François M. M. Morel
Defense Date:  May 2013
Thesis Title:  The Response of Nitrogen-Limited Marine Phytoplankton to Increasing Carbon
Dioxide

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

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M 
Name: Brian Mailloux 
Adviser: Tullis Onstott
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
Presently at: Assistant Professor, Barnard College, New York, NY

Name: Zhu Mao
Adviser: Tom Duffy
Defense Date: June 9, 2009
Thesis Title: Single-crystal Elasticity of Hydrous Mantle Minerals
Presently at: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin,TX

Name: Irina Marinov 
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento 
Defense Date:  January 2005 
Thesis Title: Controls on the Air-Sea Balance of Carbon Dioxide 
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA

Name: Simona Masina  
Adviser: G. Philander  
Graduation Date:  November 1996  
Dissertation Project:  "Tropical Instability Waves in the Pacific Ocean"  
Presently at: National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Bologna, Italy

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

Name: Irina Molodetsky  
Adviser: Alexandra Navrotsky  
Graduation Date:  April 1999  
Dissertation Project:  Energetics of Zirconia Stabilized by Cation and Nitrogen Substitution
Presently at: Materials Scientist, Schlumberger Ltd., Princeton Junction, NJ

Name: Raffaella Montelli
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Defense Date: October 2003
Thesis Title: Seismic Tomography Beyond Ray Theory
Presently at: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

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Name:  Silvia Elena Newell
Adviser:  Bess Ward
Defense Date:  September 2010
Thesis Title:  Nitrogen Cycle Processes in Low-Oxygen Marine Environments
Presently: Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Name: Dianne Newman 
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: June 1997
Thesis Title: Microbial Respiration and Precipitation of Arsenic
Presently at: Caltech, Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Division of Geological & Planetary Science and Division of Biology, CA

Name: Tarje Nissen-Meyer 
Adviser: Guust Nolet 
Defense Date: October 2007 
Thesis Title: Full-Wave Seismic Sensitivity in a Spherical Earth
Presently at: Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, UK

Name: Enrique Francisco Novoa-Cancela  
Adviser: John Suppe  
Defense Date:  November 1996  
Thesis Title:  Two and three dimensional analysis of structural trends in the Santa Barbara Channel,  
California, USA  
Presently at: Statoil, Harstadt, Norway

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O 
Name: Gregory D. O'Mullan 
Adviser: Bess Ward/Lars Hedin
Defense Date: October 2005
Thesis Title: Diversity and Composition of Ammonia Oxidizing Bacterial Assemblages in Aquatic Environments
Presently at: Assistant Scientist, Earth Microbiology Initiative, Lamont Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, NY

Name: Rebecca Orris  
Adviser: V. Ramaswamy  
Graduation Date:  June 1997  
Dissertation Project: A Test of the Consistency of Models and Observations in the Middle  
Atmosphere  
Presently at: The Land Trust Alliance, Washington, DC

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P 

Name: Haewon Park 
Adviser: François Morel 
Defense Date: January 2008 
Thesis Title: Cadmium Carbonic Anhydrase of Marine Diatoms: Diversity and Expression
Presently at: Adviser, Environmental Commission, Township of West Windsor, Princeton, NJ

Name: Olivier Pauluis 
Adviser:  Isaac Held 
Defense Date:   January 2000 
Thesis Title: Entropy Budget of an Atmosphere in Radiative-Convective Equilibrium 
Presently at: Professor, NYU, New York, NY

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

Name:  Yves Plancherel
Adviser:  Jorge L. Sarmiento
Defense Date:  December 2011
Thesis Title:  A Study of the Ocean’s Water Masses Using Data and Models
Presently at:  Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford, UK

Name: Robert L. Putnam  
Adviser:  Alexandra Navrotsky  
Defense Date: August 1999  
Thesis Title:  Formation Energetics of Ceramic Waste Materials for the Disposal of Surplus Weapons Plutonium  
Presently at: Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM

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R

Name:  Haojia (Abby) Ren
Adviser:   Daniel Sigman
Defense Date:   October 19, 2010
Thesis Title: Development and Paleoceanographic Application of Planktonic Foraminifera bound Nitrogen Isotopes
Presently at:  Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Robert Anderson at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, under the NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship

Name:  Catherine V. Rose
Adviser:  Adam Maloof
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
Presently at:  Recipient of the Steve Fossett Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

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Name: Mirko Schoenitz 
Adviser: Thomas Duffy
Defense Date: September 2001
Thesis Title: High-Pressure Mineralogy and Thermodynamics in the System CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O
Presently at: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Name: Tapio Schneider 
Adviser:  Isaac Held 
Defense Date:   January 2001 
Thesis Title: Structural Analyses of Climate Data 
Presently at: Professor, CalTech, Pasadena, CA

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

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

Name: Patrick Schultz
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento
Defense Date: October 2008
Thesis Title: Research the impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems using global climate models and satellite remote sensing data
Presently at: Principal at Veolia North America

Name: Karin Sigloch
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Defense Date: March 2008 
Thesis Title: Multiple-Frequency Body-Wave Tomography
Presently at: Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, UK

Name: Bianca J. Silver 
Adviser: Tullis Onstott 
Defense Date: April 2008 
Thesis Title: The Nutritional and Energetic Constraints on Life in the Deep Biosphere of South Africa
Presently at: ExxonMobil, Houston, TX

Name: Sergio Speziale 
Adviser: Thomas Duffy
Defense Date: September 2003
Thesis Title: Elastic Properties of Earth Materials
Presently at: GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany

Name: Heather Stoll  
Adviser: Daniel P. Schrag (Harvard), Francois Morel
Defense Date: June 1998  
Thesis Title: Strontium Geochemistry in the Ocean:  Records of Past Climate and Sea Level Changes  
Presently at: Assistant Professor at Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Name: Parvadha Suntharalingam  
Adviser: Jorge Sarmiento  
Graduation Date: January 1997  
Dissertation Project: Modeling the Global Nitrous Oxide Distribution  
Presently at: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Name: Makoto Suwa 
Adviser: Michael Bender
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
Presently at: World Bank

Name: Nicholas L. Swanson-Hysell
Adviser:  Adam Maloof
Defense Date:  September 2011
Thesis Title:Stratigraphic Records of Paleogeography and Global Change from Two Late
Proterozoic Basins
Presently at:  NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at the Winchell School of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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Name: Chi-Yang Tam 
Adviser:  Gabriel Lau 
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 
Presently at: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center, S. Korea

Name:  Yue Tian
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Defense Date:  February 2010
Thesis Title: Multiple-Frequency Tomography with Shear Waves and Love Waves”
Presently at: Geophysics research and development at Chevron, San Ramon, CA

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

Name: Philippe Tortell
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: June 2001
Thesis Title: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives on Carbon Acquisition in Phytoplankton
Presently at: Assistant Professor Botany/Oceanography, University of British Columbia, Canada

Name:  Hsin-Yi Tseng  
Adviser:  Tullis C. Onstott  
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  
Presently at: Research Scientist, Exxon, Houston, TX

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Name: Suzan van der Lee
Adviser: Guust Nolet
Defense Date: June 1996
Thesis Title: The Earth’s Upper Mantle: Its Structure beneath North America and the 660-km Discontinuity beneath Northern Europe
Presently at: Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Name: Frederic Vitart  
Adviser: J. Anderson  
Graduation Date: January 1999  
Dissertation Project: Tropical Storm Interannual and Interdecadal Variability in an Ensemble of GCM Integrations  
Presently at: ECMWF, Berkshire, England

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Name: Andrew Wittenberg 
Adviser: George Philander 
Defense Date:  June 2002 
Thesis Title: ENSO Response to Altered Climates 
Presently at: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton, NJ

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Name: Hongwu Xu  
Adviser: Peter J. Heaney  
Graduation Date: July 1998  
Dissertation Project:  Structural Effects of Atomic Substitutions in Silicates
Presently at: Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Name: Yan Xu  
Adviser: François Morel 
Graduation Date: February 2008 
Dissertation Project: Novel Metalloenzymes in Marine Phytoplankton: A Link Between Trace Elements and Macronutrients in the Oceans 
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

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Name: Huiyang Yang 
Adviser: Hiram Levy
Defense Date:   September 2005 
Thesis Title: The Modeling of Tropospheric Photochemistry and Black Carbon Aerosol: Examinations of Radiation, Transformation Concentrations and Emission Reduction Aspects 
Presently at: Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Name: Donald Yee
Adviser: Francois Morel
Defense Date: June 1996
Thesis Title: Cobalt Substitution for Zinc in Marine Phytoplankton
Presently at: Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute, San Francisco, CA

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

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Name: Yunqing Zhang
Adviser:  Isaac Held  
Graduation Date:  June 1997  
Dissertation Project:  On the Mechanisms for the Mid-Winter Suppression of the Pacific  
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Presently at: Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Name: Hejun Zhu
Adviser:  Jeroen Tromp
Defence Date:  September 10, 2013  
Thesis Title: Seismic Structure of the European Crust and Upper Mantle Base On Adjoint Tomography
Presently at: University of Texas, Austin

Name: Alon Ziv 
Adviser: Allan Rubin
Defense Date: September 2001
Thesis Title: Application of Fracture Mechanics to Geophysical Problems
Presently at: Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Name: Ying Zhou 
Adviser: Tony Dahlen/Guust Nolet
Defense Date: November 2004
Thesis Title: Surface Wave Propagation in Laterally Heterogeneous Media with Application to Global Upper-Mantle Tomography
Presently at: Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

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