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Degrees Awarded

Ph.D.

December, 2007

Borges, Joniell
Dissertation: Continental Weathering Products: Clay Mineral Surfaces as Sinks for Organic Carbon in Marine Environments; Chemistry and Petrography of Bed Sediments from Large Rivers--Provenance and Chemical Weathering (Dissertation Director: Bradley Sageman)

Wu, Lingling
Chemical Weathering: Theoretical Models, Field Study in the Yellow River Basin, and Laboratory Study of Microbially-Mediated Basalt and Granite Weathering (Dissertation Director: Andrew Jacobson)

June, 2007

Locklair, Robert
Dissertation: Causes and Consequences of Marine Carbon Burial: Examples from the Cretaceous Niobrara Formation and the Permian Brushy Canyon Formation (Dissertation Director: Bradley Sageman)

Schramm, Kimberly
Dissertation: The role of source mechanism geometry in biasing estimates of earthquake slowness (Dissertation Director: Seth Stein)

June, 2006

Li, Han
Dissertation: Remediation of Scattered Light in NEAR-Shoemaker MSI Imager: A Study of Martian Debris Aprons (Dissertation Director: Donna Jurdy)

Lopez, Alberto
Dissertation: tectonic Studies of the Caribbean: I)Pure GPS Euler Vectors to Test for Rigidity and the Existence of a Northern Lesser Antilles Forearc Block; II)constraints for Tsunami Risk from Reassessment of the April 1, 1946 Alaska-Aleutians and August 4, 1946 Hispaniola Events (Dissertation Directors: Emile Okal and Seth Stein)

 

June, 2005

Matias, Audeliz
Dissertation: Development and Modification of Impact Craters on Venus and Mars (Dissertation Director: Donna Jurdy)

June, 2004

Andre, Sarah Lee
Dissertation: Densities and porosities of Ordinary Chondrite Meteorites; Study of Mercurian Topography using Digital Elevation Models (Dissertation Director: Mark Robinson)

December, 2003

Meyers, Stephen Richard
Dissertation: Integrated Cylcostratigraphy and Biogeochemistry of the Cenomanian/Turonian Boundary Interval, Western Interior Basin, North America (Dissertation Director: Bradley Sageman)

December, 2002

Chen, Po Fei
Dissertation: Distribution, Origin and Implications of Seismic Stress Release in Shallow and Intermediate Depth Subduction Systems (Dissertation Director; Emile Okal)

Klosko, Eryn R.
Dissertation: An Investigation of South American, Nazca Plate Boundary Zone Deformation Kinematics (Dissertation Director: Seth Stein)

Master of Science

June, 2007

Hebden, James
Thesis: Time-Dependent Earthquake Hazard Maps for the New Madrid Seismic Zone (Advisor: Seth Stein)

June, 2006

Lloyd, Simon

Riner, Miriam

Swafford, Laura

June, 2005

Franks, Jill
Thesis: The Midcontinent Geophysical Anomaly: Constraints on Crustal Structure from Stacking Velocities and Receiver Function Analysis (Advisors: Donna Jurdy, Suzan van der Lee)

June, 2004

Fortwengler, Michael
Thesis: Stable Carbon Isotope Record of Terrestrial Organic Matter and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Reconstruction Using Stomatal Index Proxy across the Late Creaceous Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary Interval of the Western Insterior Seaway of North America (Advisor: Brad Sageman)

Nogeire, Kenneth
Thesis: Selection of High Resolution Targets for the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (Advisor: Mark Robinson)

Pancoskova, Petra
Thesis: Stratigraphic Architecture of the Coniacian-Santonian Mancos Shale in Central Utah (Advisor: Brad Sageman)

June, 2003

Dring, Mark S.
Thesis: Underground Storage of Water on Mars: Could an Aquifer Hold a Vast Reservoir of Water? (Advisor: Donna M. Jurdy)

Sivaraj, Ramya
Thesis: Use of Fossil Plant Cuticles to Monitor Carbon Dioxide Changes during the Cenomanian-Turonian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Advisors: Bradley Sageman and Jennifer McElwain)

December, 2002

Zhang, Xinxin
Thesis: the Global Nitrogen Cycle: Preindustrial Time and Present Day (Advisor; Abraham Lerman)

Undergraduate Degrees

June, 2007

Hebden, James
Thesis: Rayleigh Wave Propagation in Mid-Ocean Ridge Waveguides (Advisor: Seth Stein)

June, 2006

Dejtrakulwong, Piyapa
Honors Thesis: Analysis of Sedimentary Phosphorus in Cenomanian-Turonian (Cretaceous) Deposits of the Western Interior Seaway: Implications for the Interpretation of Oceanic Anoxic Event II (Advisor: Brad Sageman)

Krentz, Sarah

June, 2005

Alexander Bartolai

Michael Goldrich

Brandon Ray
Honors Thesis: New Models in 40Ar/40K Dating and Escape of Radiogenic Material from Minerals (Advisor: Abraham Lerman)

Daniel Zablotney

June, 2004

Justin Sweet
Honors Thesis: Frequency-Size Distribution of Intraplate Earthquakes (Advisor: Emile Okal)

June, 2003

Sara Hohenshelt, Shawn Stevens

20th century degrees

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