Current students and postdocs

Carolina Munoz (graduate student): geysers and geothermal systems

Noah Randolph-Flagg (graduate student): hydrothermal processes

Kristen Fauria (graduate student): mechanics of pyroclastic density currents

Robert Citron (graduate student): internal evolution of Mars and its interaction with the atmosphere

Steve Breen (graduate student): multiphase flow in porous media

Esther Adelstein (undergraduate): lab studies of geysers

Aaron Tran (undergraduate): mud volcanoes

Cansu Culha (undergraduate): Europa's tectonics

Ellen Knappe (undergraduate):mud rheology

Sam Birch (undergraduate): wet granular materials

Elizbeth Lu, Dr. Helge Gonnermann (now faculty member at Rice), Michael Manga at the EPS graduation, May 2004

Former students and postdocs

Max Rudolph (graduate student, now postdoc Univ Colorado on his way to a faculty position at Portland State): fracture and stresses in planetary ice shells, mud rheology and mud volcano eruptions, geysers

Ben Andrews (postdoc, now Smithsonian): pyroclastic density currents and magma mixing

Leif Karlstrom (graduate student, now Univ Oregon faculty): eruption of flood basalts, dynamics of lava lakes, magma chamber - volcano interactions, geysers

Isamu Matsuyama (Miller postdoc, now Univ Arizona faculty): rotational dynamics of solid bodies

Alyssa Sarid Rhoden (graduate student, now NASA postdoc): Europa tectonics

Edwin Kite (graduate student, now Caltech postdoc on his way to Chicago faculty): super Earth's, Martian geodynamics and surface history

Christian Huber (graduate student, now Georgia Tech faculty): caldera forming eruptions, plume-slab interactions, Lattice-Boltzmann methods

Helge Gonnermann (graduate student, UC Berkeley, now Rice faculty); why do volcanoes erupt explosively? experimental studies of mantle convection

Alison Rust (graduate student, University of Oregon, now Bristol Univ faculty): rheology of bubbly magmas and lavas; using deformed bubbles to determine strain rate and flow type; formation of tube pumice

Martin Saar (graduate student at Oregon and Berkeley, now Univ Minnesota faculty); percolation theory and the yield strength of subliquidus basalts; using temperature measurements to study groundwater flow; earthquakes induced by groundwater recharge

Joe Dufek (Miller postdoc, now Georgia Tech faculty): pyclastic flow dynamics, Martian maars, melt focussing by magma chambers

Jim Watkins (graduate student, now Univ Oregon faculty): plume-slab interactions, water disffusion in obsidian

Emily Brodsky (postdoc, UC Berkeley and Oregon, now UC Santa Cruz faculty); the response of wells to distant earthquakes, volcano-earthquake interactions

Mark Jellinek (postdoc, UC Berkeley, now Univ British Columbia faculty); experimental studies of mantle convection, periodicity of volcanic eruptions

Bruno Cagnoli (postdoc, UC Berkeley, now INGV in Rome); mechanics of pyroclastic flows

Tim Creyts (postdoc, now researcher at Lamont): subglacial hydrology

Yoshiko Ogawa (postdoc, UC Berkeley, now Kobe Univ): hydrothermal processes on Mars

Maurizio Battaglia (postdoc, UC Berkeley): geodynamics of Long Valley caldera

Sarah Zaranek (postdoc, now with Mathworks): thermal evolution of Mars, convection below the continental lithosphere

Atsuko Namiki (postdoc, UC Berkeley, now Univ Tokyo faculty): fragmentation of bubbly liquids

Maria Brumm (graduate student, now living in Seattle): heat flow in the Sierras, earthquake triggering of the Lusi mud volcano eruption

Veronika Soukhovitskaya (Berkeley undergraduate, now at LBNL): mass wasting on Mars: wet or dry?

Mark Wenzel (graduate student, UC Berkeley, now state of California); evolution of the Martian interior, dynamics in D"

Jon Castro (graduate student, Univ Oregon, now Mainz faculty; obsidian flow dynamics

Antoine Sinton (visiting UC Berkeley from ENS Lyon): tectonics on Europa

Taylor Perron (graduate student, UC Berkeley, now MIT faculty); oceans on Mars?

Joel Rowland (graduate student, UC Berkeley, now researcher at Los Alamos); springs along the Bay Area faults

Allen Hunt (Wright State University); motion of bubbles in porous media

Robin Beebee (graduate student at Oregon, now with the Forest Service in Alaska); controls on the timing of volume of snowmelt in the Pacific Northwest

Michael Boone (undergraduate from U Oregon, now a graduate student at UC Davis); hydrologic response to earthquakes; energetics of pyroclastic flows

Chad Dorsey (now teaching high school physics in Maine): gravity currents

Bretagne Hygelund (graduate student, University of Oregon); hydraulic and geomorphic effects of large woody debris in streams (Photo of the Cultus River, OR, a spring-fed river with lots of stable wood)

Liz James: hydrogeology of the Oregon Cascades

Dayanthie Weeraratne (graduate student at Brown, now Cal State Northridge faculty): mantle convection

Jan Stark (high energy Physics PhD student): bubbles in porous media

Nathanael Schaeffer (trying to make a dynamo in France): convection

Julia Hammer (faculty at Hawaii): volcanologist

John Hernlund (researcher): the basal magma ocean, now a researcher at ELSI Japan

Wim DeGruyter (postdoc): pumice and conduit processes, now a postdoc at GA Tech

Benoit Cordonnier (postdoc): magma rheology, not a researcher at ETH

Other collaborators, past and present

Chloe Michaut (IPGP Paris): Europa tectonics

Ameeta Patel: thermal quenching and abrasion of pumice

Shaul Hurwitz (USGS): geysers

Rob Sohn (MIT): geysers

Fukashi Maeno (Univ Tokyo): turbidity currents

Matt Hornbach (Southern Methodist): IODP 340 science

Simon Cox (GNS New Zealand): earthquake hydrology

Chi Wang (Berkeley faculty): earthquake hydrology

Rob Lillis (researcher SSL, UC Berkeley): history of Martian dynamo

Kathy Cashman (Univ Oregon); volcanology

Adrian Lenardic (Professor at Rice); plumes and plate tectonics

Francis Nimmo (UC Santa Cruz): diapirism on Europa (Picture of domes, courtesy of NASA)

Dorothy Koch (Yale): once a geodynamicist, now atmospheric scientist (check out our cover picture for Geophysical Research Letters)

Marshall Gannett (USGS, Portland) and Ken Lite (Oregon Water Resource Department): hydrogeology of the Deschutes River Basin

Richard Davies (Univ Durham), Mark Tingay (Univ Adelaide) and Richard Swarbrick (Geopressure Technology): eruption of the Lusi mud volcano in Indonesia

Jerry Mitrovica (Univ Toronto): polar wander on Mars

James Roberts (Applied Physics Lab): thermal effects of impacts on Mars

Mike Martin (Advanced Light Source, LBNL): water diffusion in volcanic glasses

Eric Gaidos (Univ Hawaii): super-Earths

Herb Frey (NASA Goddard): impacts on Mars and the history of the Martian dynamo

Tim Rose (LLNL): springs

Olivier Bachmann (ETH Switzerland): evolution of large magma chambers

Former advisors

Jafar Arkani-Hamed (McGill): my undergraduate advisor

Rick O'Connell (Harvard, Earth and Planetary Sciences): one of my two PhD avisors

Howard Stone (Harvard, Applied Sciences): one of my two PhD advisors

Raymond Jeanloz (UC Berkeley): postdoc advisor

Michael with Thorsten Becker (at the German embassy), one of Rick O'Connell's other former graduate students


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