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Congratulations to our Senior Class of 2017 and to GEO/AOS 2016-2017 Ph.D. Recipients

GEOSCIENCE SENIOR CLASS OF 2017

Scott M. Bechler Kellie E. Swadba
Katherine (Kate) M. Begland Adrian Tasistro-Hart
Kenny M. Hulpach Anna C. Van Brummen
Catherine (Casey) C. Ivanovich William S. Van Cleve
Christianese S. Kaiser Vivian M. Yao
Sydney A. Mandelbaum Young (Paul) R. Yi
Lauren M. Santi Vinny Amaral (GE)
Jana M. Suriano  


2016-2017 GEOSCIENCES PH.D. RECIPIENTS

C. BRENHIN KELLER *16
Advisor:                  
Blair Schoene
Thesis Title:            Geochemical Evolution of Earth’s Continental Crust

YANHUA YUAN *16
Advisor:                  Frederik Simons
Thesis Title:            Adjoint Seismic Tomography Using Full-Waveform and Envelope Inversion

QIXING (Jimmy) JI *16
Advisor:                  Bess Ward
Thesis Title:            Nitrous Oxide Production in Marine Environments with
                                         Strong Oxygen Gradients

PATHIKRIT BHATTACHARYA *16
Advisor:                  Allan M. Rubin
Thesis Title:            Examination of the Rate-State Friction Equations Under Large
                                         Perturbations from Steady Sliding:  A Theoretical and
                                         Experimental Study

RYAN THOMAS MODRAK *16
Advisor:                  
Jeroen Tromp
Thesis Title:            Acoustic and Elastic Waveform Inversion Best Practices

KYLE MICHAEL SAMPERTON *17
Advisor:                  Blair Schoene
Thesis Title:            Portrait of a Pluton: Magmatic Perspectives from the
                                         Mid-Crustal Bergell Intrusion, Central Alps

DARIO MARCONI *17
Advisor:                  Daniel Sigman
Thesis Title:           Usining the Nitrate Isotopes in the Ocean Interior to Explore the Isotopic
                                          Composition of Sinking Nitrogen and its Implications for
                                          Marine Biogeochemical Cycles

 

2016-2017 AOS PH.D. RECIPIENTS

JUNYI CHAI *16
Advisor:                  Issac Held         
Thesis Title:           Understanding Geostropic Turbulence in a Hierarchy of Models

SPENCER HILL *16
Advisor:                  Yi Ming
Thesis Title:           Energetic and Hydrological Responses of Hadley Circulations and
                                          the African Sahel to Sea Surface Temperature Perturbations

JEFFREY STRONG *16
Advisor:                  Gabriel Vecchi
Thesis Title:           The Climatological Effect of Perturbations in Atmospheric Burden and
                                         Optical Properties of Saharan Dust

JAYA KHANNA *16
Advisor:                  David Medvigy
Thesis Title:           Regional Hydro-Climatic Impacts of Contemporary Amazonian Deforestation

TODD MOORING *16
Advisor:                  Issac Held
Thesis Title:           Transit Eddies in the Martian Atmosphere:  Representation in Reanalysis
                                         and Idealized Modeling

HANNAH ZANOWSKI *17
Advisor:                  Robert Hallberg
Thesis Title:           The Influence of Antarctic Open-Ocean Polynyas on the Abyssal Ocean