Tectonics

meteorites

Research Student, Meteorites, Ricardo Neto @meteor_man1: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Ricardo Neto CURRENT TITLE: Master’s student AREA OF EXPERTISE: Research area is on meteoritics related to the chondrites petrology, metamorphism and mineral chemistry. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: With four years of expertise in petrography and scanning electron microscopy of terrestrial rocks and meteorites,…
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Nevado de Colima

Research Student, Volcanology, Ailsa Naismith @AilsaNaismith: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Ailsa Naismith CURRENT TITLE: First-year postgraduate research student at the University of Bristol AREA OF EXPERTISE: I use a variety of geophysical techniques to understand the eruptive activity of the active Fuego volcano in southern Guatemala. I’m also interested in…
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Associate Geology Professor, Dr. Meagen Pollock @meagenpollock: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Meagen Pollock CURRENT TITLE: Associate Professor of Geology at a small liberal arts college AREA OF EXPERTISE: I use lava chemistry to understand how volcanoes work. I mostly work on volcanoes that erupt under water or ice. I’m also interested in…
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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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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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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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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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Assistant Professor, Volcanology, Alison Graettinger @AlisonGraetting: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Alison Graettinger UPDATED POST: DECEMBER 30, 2016 NEW TITLE: Assistant Professor AREA OF EXPERTISE: Volcanology CAREER UPDATE: Following 3.5 years of life as a postdoc, I have now started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences…
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PhD Research, Volcanology, Sam Poppe @SamPVolcano: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Sam Poppe CURRENT TITLE:  PhD aspirant (FWO-Flanders) AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Volcanology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  4 (2 years of Master’s research followed by 2 years of PhD research) EDUCATION:  Ongoing PhD in Volcanology (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), MSc in Geology…
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Volcanology

PhD Candidate, Volcanology, Geoff Lerner @Tyranakisaurus: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Geoff Lerner CURRENT TITLE: PhD Candidate (University of Auckland, New Zealand) EXPERTISE: Volcanology and Paleomagnetism EXPERIENCE: 4 years doing research EDUCATION: MSc Geology (Università degli studi Milano-Bicocca, Italy), MS Geology (Michigan Tech University, United States), BS Geological Sciences (Tufts…
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Alps

Research Fellow, Tectonochemistry, Chris Spencer @travelinggeolog: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Chris Spencer CURRENT TITLE:  Research Fellow, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University, Australia AREA OF EXPERTISE: Tectonochemistry YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Since birth (I was born a geologist) EDUCATION:  BSc in Geology: Brigham Young University 2009 MSc in Geology: Brigham Young…
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Doctorate Researcher, Volcanology, Jamie Farquharson @JI_Farquharson: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Jamie Farquharson CURRENT TITLE:  Doctorate Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Volcanic rock deformation, permeability of volcanic systems. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3 years of PhD research. EDUCATION:  PhD in Experimental Volcanology (University de Strasbourg, France); MSc in Volcanology and Geological Hazards…
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igneous petrology

PhD Student, Igneous Petrology, Bob Gooday @BobGooday: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Bob Gooday TITLE:  PhD Student, Cardiff University, United Kingdom PROJECT TITLE:  “The Formation and Evolution of the Arran Central Complex” AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Field geology, igneous petrology and geochemistry EDUCATION: (2014-Present) – Cardiff University; (2009-2014) – MEarthSci, University of Edinburgh. For…
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