Kathryn Materna


Education

University of California, Berkeley — Current PhD Student
Advisor: Roland Bürgmann
Research Project: Geodetic investigation of compliant fault zones on the San Francisco Peninsula segment of the San Andreas Fault

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — BS in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, Spring 2014
Advisor: Tom Herring
Research Project: Analysis of atmospheric delays and asymmetric positioning errors in the Global Positioning System

Teaching Experience

TA in Structural Geology and Tectonics (EPS116) — Spring 2017
TA in Case Studies in Earth and Planetary Science (EPS150) — Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Instructor in the Compass Summer Program (undergraduate physics course) — Summer 2015
Undergraduate TA in Classical Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism (8.01 and 8.02) — 2011, 2012

Conference Presentations

Materna, K., L. Feng, E. Lindsey, E. Hill, and R. Bürgmann (2017), Comparison of GPS and GRACE hydrological loading signatures in Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, Abstract G53B-03 presented at 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11–15 Dec.

Materna, K., T. Taira, and R. Bürgmann (2016), Measuring aseismic slip through characteristically repeating earthquakes at the Mendocino Triple Junction, Northern California, Abstract S43D-08 presented at 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12–16 Dec.

Materna, K. and R. Bürgmann (2015), Geodetic Investigation of Compliant Fault Zones on the San Francisco Peninsula segment of the San Andreas Fault, Abstract T53B-03 presented at 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14–18 Dec.

Poster Presentations

Milliner, C., K. Materna, R. Bürgmann, Y. Fu, D. Bekaert, A. Moore, and S. Adhikari (2017), Estimating transient water storage from Hurricane Harvey using GPS observations of vertical land motion, Abstract NH23E-2832 presented at 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11–15 Dec.

Materna, K., T. Taira, and R. Bürgmann (2017), Measuring aseismic slip through characteristically repeating earthquakes at the Mendocino Triple Junction, Abstract 216 presented at the 2017 Southern California Earthquake Center Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 10-13 Sept.

Materna, K., T. Taira, and R. Bürgmann (2017), Aseismic slip from characteristically repeating earthquakes at the Mendocino Triple Junction, Abstract 074 presented at the 2017 Earthscope National Meeting, Anchorage, AK, 16-18 May.

Xu, W., R. Bürgmann, C. W. Johnson, E. Chaussard, R. M. Nadeau, J. M. Murray, M. Floyd, G. Funning, and K. Materna (2016), Interseismic coupling of major faults in the north San Francisco Bay from InSAR, GPS, and seismic data, Abstract G23A-1016 presented at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12–16 Dec.

Materna, K., T. Taira, and R. Bürgmann (2016), Measuring aseismic slip through characteristically repeating earthquakes at the Mendocino Triple Junction, Northern California, Abstract 238 presented at 2016 Southern California Earthquake Center Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 11–14 Sept.

Materna, K. and R. Bürgmann (2015), Geodetic Investigation of Compliant Fault Zones on the San Andreas Fault along the San Francisco Peninsula, Abstract 208 presented at 2015 Southern California Earthquake Center Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 13–16 Sept.

Materna, K. and T.A. Herring (2014), Analysis of Atmospheric Delays and Asymmetric Positioning Errors in GPS, Abstract ED31F-3478 presented at 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 15–19 Dec.

Floyd, M.A., G. Funning, J. Murray, J. Svarc, T. Herring, I. Johanson, J. Swiatlowski, K. Materna, C. Johnson, O. S. Boyd, J. Sutton, E. Phillips (2014), Surface deformation before, during, and after the 2014 South Napa, California earthquake from a spatially dense network of survey and continuous GPS sites, Abstract S33F-4904 presented at 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 15–19 Dec.

Materna, K. and T.A. Herring (2013), Analysis of skewed GPS position estimates: Effects of coupling local topography and atmospheric conditions, Abstract G53A-0907 presented at 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9–13 Dec.

Publications

Materna, K., T. Taira, and R. Bürgmann (2018), Aseismic transform fault slip at the Mendocino Triple Junction from Characteristically Repeating Earthquakes, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075899.

Materna, K. and R. Bürgmann (2016), Contrasts in compliant fault zone properties inferred from geodetic measurements in the San Francisco Bay Area, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013243.

Under Review

Materna, K., S. Wei, H. Luo, T. Wang, R. Salman, and R. Bürgmann, Source characteristics of the 2017 Mw 6.4 Moijabana, Botswana earthquake, a rare lower-crustal event within an ancient zone of weakness

C. Milliner, Materna, K., R. Bürgmann, Y. Fu, A. Moore, D. Bekaert, S. Adhikari, and D. Argus, Weighing Hurricane Harvey's Stormwaters using GPS data

W. Xu, S. Wu, Materna, K., R. Nadeau, M. Floyd, G. Funning, E. Chaussard, C. Johnson, J. Murray, X. Ding, and R. Bürgmann, Interseismic ground deformation and fault slip rates in the greater San Francisco Bay Area from two decades of space geodetic data

Awards

NSF EAPSI Singapore Fellow — 2017
Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting — 2016
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship — 2016
Berkeley Graduate Fellowship, University of California Berkeley — 2014
Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting — 2014
EAPS W.O. Crosby Award for Sustained Excellence, MIT — 2014
EAPS Junior Achievement Award, MIT — 2013