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NEW! PhD Student, Iceland Volcanoes, Thorbjorg Agustsdottir @fencingtobba: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Thorbjorg Agustsdottir CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Student AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Volcanoes, earthquakes, Iceland, rifting events EDUCATION:  I am a 4th year PhD student, and I am a part of the University of Cambridge Volcano-Seismology group. We study earthquakes in and…
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Ohio River

Sandie Will @RockHeadSciences on the @TravelingGeologist

Just a quick announcement to let you know that I’ve been featured on the TravelingGeologist website for my recent fossil-hunting trip to the Falls of the Ohio State Park located in Indiana. I had visited the park many years ago, but…
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Jr. Research Fellow, Structural Geology, Ritabrata @tatairbd: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Ritabrata CURRENT TITLE: Junior Research Fellow AREA OF EXPERTISE: Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology EDUCATION: Currently pursuing a PhD at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, since 2015 (2 years to be completed in July); Master of Science in Geology (highest degree earned…
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Research Assistant, Mars System Lab, Jozef Kozár @sciencemars_com: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Dr Jozef Kozár CURRENT TITLE:  Research scientist at Mars Systems Laboratory, Kosice, Slovakia AREA OF EXPERTISE:  My research interest is multi-disciplinary, covering robotic and planetary exploration missions, systems engineering and planetary science. My work is fully focused on Mars….
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MSc Student, Disaster Analysis, Badal Pokharel @GarnetBadal: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Badal Pokharel CURRENT TITLE:  MSc Student AREA OF EXPERTISE: Geological Engineering, Disaster Analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS) EDUCATION:  Enrolled as MSc Engineering Geology student (Third Semester). After completing my BSc in 2014, I worked mostly around disaster and its analysis…
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Elemental Lunar Research, Nicci Potts @nicci_potts: GeoProject Series

NAME:  Nicci Potts BACKGROUND:  I’m a postdoctoral researcher in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK). I started out with a BSc in Geological Sciences, University of Leeds, and then I did a MSc in Geochemistry also…
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Research Assistant, Tectonics, Vivan Sorab @VivanSorab: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Vivan Sorab CURRENT TITLE:  Research Assistant AREA OF EXPERTISE: Tectonics and sedimentology, thermochronology, geochemistry YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3.5 (3 in industry, the rest in academia) What’s your job like? I’m studying landscape evolution in the Himalayas of North East India using Fission…
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PostDoc Researcher, Lunar Volatiles, Nicci Potts @nicci_potts: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Nicci Potts CURRENT TITLE:  Postdoctoral Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Experimental petrology, volatile elements, planetary interiors, lunar volatiles, lunar petrology. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  7 years experience [I spent a year as a research assistant during my MSc, 2 years MSc, 4 years…
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Climate Researcher, Ritwika Sengupta @ritwika_s: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Ritwika Sengupta CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Student in environmental research – climate AREA OF EXPERTISE: My research is focused on the Early Cretaceous, during which there are global climatic changes. I focus particularly on the Valanginian event – around 130 million years…
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karst

Karst Hydrology, Andreas Hartmann @sub_heterogenty: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Andreas Hartmann CURRENT TITLE:  Lecturer at the University of Freiburg, Germany AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Karst hydrology, hydrological modeling, model development and evaluation YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  9 years of experience in research and teaching EDUCATION:  PhD in Hydrology WEBSITE:  http://www.subsurface-heterogeneity.com TWITTER: @sub_heterogenty…
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Hydrodynamic Modeling, South Africa, Dr. Gaathier Mahed: GeoProject Series

Name: Dr. Gaathier Mahed Short bio: Gaathier has a background in hydrogeology with a focus on fractured rock. He has received extensive technical training in aspects of geophysics and isotopes in Germany and Morocco, the latter sponsored through the International Atomic…
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environmental geologist

Environmental Geologist, Kevin McAndrews @kevincobarno: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Kevin McAndrews CURRENT TITLE:  Project Manager and Environmental Geologist AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Environmental consulting, contaminate remediation, hydrogeology, and vapor intrusion YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  5 years at a small environmental consulting firm EDUCATION:  Bachelors of Science in Geological Sciences, Salem…
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glaciers

Dr. Mauri Pelto, Disappearing Glaciers: GeoProject Series

NAME:  Dr. Mauri Pelto BIO:  Dr. Mauri Pelto is a glaciologist who has worked in the field each year since 1981. He is also the Director of North Cascade Glacier Climate Project from 1984-present; author of the American Geophysical Union…
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Senior Lecturer, Hydrogeology, Dr. Gaathier Mahed: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Dr. Gaathier Mahed CURRENT TITLE:  Senior Lecturer at North-West University in South Africa AREA OF EXPERTISE: Hydrogeology with an interest in geodetic and geophysical techniques YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  10 years of combined consulting, research, academia and industry experience EDUCATION:  PhD in Geophysics What’s…
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