Geophysics & Tectonics
Bruce Douglas Structural Geology
Jeremy Dunning Structural Geology
Michael Hamburger Geophysics
Kaj Johnson Geophysics
Gary Pavlis Geophysics
Bob Wintsch Petrology
Albert Rudman Geophysics, Emeritus
GEOPHYSICS: The applications of physics to understanding the earth as a growing component of he earth sciences. The combination of improved instrumentation and advanced computational capabilities is making it increasingly possible o quantitatively model complex geological systems that were not amenable to this approach before. Applications include global tectonics, earthquake seismology, volcanology, and environmental and exploration geophysics. The scientific frontiers are wide open in this field, especially with the ongoing deployment of the Earthscope facilities (www.earthscope.org). Our program also has a strong field component with ongoing projects in China, Taiwan, Philippines, South America, and Alaska. M.S. students from our program are strongly recruited by the petroleum industry, while Ph.D. students have found positions in other academia and industry.
Current Graduate Students
Chibaji Chatterjee–Ph.D. (Advisor Johnson)
Mark Bauer–Ph.D. (Advisor Pavlis)
Abbie Enneking–M.S. (Advisor Johnson)
Chinaemerem Kanu–M.S. (Advisor Johnson)
Gerald Galgana–Ph.D. (Advisor Hamburger)
Terry Stigall, Electronics Technician
Tammy Bravo installing a seismometer in Venezuela.
Martha Growdon's field area at Wuskwatim Lake, MB, Canada. Foliated dike intruding a foliated charnokite.