Current Students and Postdocs

Graduate Students

Christian Aguirre (2022-) - geodynamics of icy moons

Qianyi Lu (2021-) - mantle geodynamics


Former Group Members


Diogo Lourenco (now at UC Berkeley EPS/CIPS) Google Scholar 

Graduate Students

Molly Ellowitz (PSU Geology MS program, co-advised with Martin Streck, scientist for Caltrans in Bishop, CA) - Enclaves at Mt. Hood

Jiaming Yang  (PSU Geology MS program, went on to a PhD at UNR) - flow in the mantle wedge

Former Undergraduate Students

Uthkarsh Das (2022-2023, Senior Thesis, now PhD student at Brown) - Oscillations in Geysers

Ayo Pierce-Walker (UC Davis, research project 2023, now PhD student at Virginia Tech) - earthquake-triggering of mud volcanoes

Nicolas DeSalvio (UC Davis Geology Honors, 2021, now PhD student at Scripps IGPP) - earthquake precursors and real-time forecasting

Christianson Mills (UC Davis Geology Thesis, 2021) - analysis of ensemble solutions for nonlinear inverse problems

Kirill Ivanov (UC Davis Geology Honors, 2021) - comparing mantle tomographic models and geochemical measurements

Veronica Guerra (UC Davis Geology Honors, 2020) - Modulation of mantle plumes by plate motions

Dougal Hansen (PSU University Honors College, now a postdoc at UW Madison) - Europa tectonics

Luke Brown (PSU Geology Honors, went on to Quantum Spatial, now doing a PhD with Mark Jellinek) - Motion of mantle plumes

Friends of the lab:

Emerson Lab, UC Davis Plant Pathology