BSL staff news

Changes in BSL staff in 2006-07 are as follows.

Cynthia Bresloff left BSL in June 2007 to pursue a career in GIS support at the Nature Conservancy and was replaced in August 2007 by Jennifer Taggart, who received her BS in geophysics from California Institute of Technology.

Kate Conner went on maternity leave in May 2007 and gave birth to baby boy Elliott Koenig Lewis on May 24, 2007. Eileen Evans worked as a student employee in the business office while Kate was on maternity leave.

Two graduate students associated with BSL completed their PhD's in the past year: Dennise Templeton and Akiko To. Akiko is now a post-doc at JAMSTEC and Dennise accepted a position at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Junkee Rhie, who graduated in 2005 and stayed on as a post-doc for a year, joined the faculty of the University of Seoul, Korea, in July 2007. Post-doc Gareth Funning joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside. Federica Marone completed her posdoc appointment at the end of November 06 and joined the research staff at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland). Chris Fuller worked as a postdoc with Roland Büurgmann between July and December 06.

New arrivals have continued through the summer and early Fall of 2007. Huaiyu Yuan joined the global seismlogy group as a post-doc in early August. Chander Shaker Daula Vishwanath arrived in late June on a one year BOYSCAST postdoctoral fellowship. Isabelle Ryder was hired in January as a postdoc working in Roland Burgmann's group. New graduate students Shan Dou, Robert Porritt, Holly Brown Moore, and Amanda Thomas arrived in the summer of 2007. Angela Chung received her BS from EPS and is now working for the Lab as a Staff Research Associate.

Rich Clymer retired at the end of June and has come back to work part time as a retiree appointee to work on the HRSN maintenance and upgrade.

Student employee Tomasz Matlak graduated and left the BSL engineering lab to pursue his PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His brother Jozef is a freshman this year and has replaced his brother in the lab. Student employee Eric Winchell began working with the global seismology group in November 2006.

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