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Graduate Student Profiles

  • Jesse Broce
  • Email: jsbvf6@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Idaho, BS in Geology, 2011; Virginia Polytechnic and State University, MS in Geosciences, 2013
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Experimental taphonomy and analytical paleontology of soft-bodied organisms under the Burgess-Shale-type preservational style
  • Advisor: Dr. James D. Schiffbauer
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Katrina Burch
  • Email: kmbxrf@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Missouri-Kansas City, BS in Geology, 2009; M.S. in Geology, 2012
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Geophysical and seismological studies of active collisional tectonics in the Tibetan and Anatolian plateaus
  • Advisor: Dr. Eric Sandvol
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Yanying Chen
  • Email: ychc5@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Chengdu University of Technology, BS in Engineering of Resource Exploration, 2010; University of Missouri, MS in Geological Sciences, 2010
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Modeling the deformation associated with magma emplacement at Papoose Flat pluton, White-Inyo Mountain, eastern California
  • Advisor: Dr. Peter Nabelek
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Ramazan Ertugrul
  • Email: rfeyb5@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Kocaeli University, Turkey, BS in geophysics, 2011; MS in Geology, 2014
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: 3D Structural modeling in Morocco
  • Advisor: Dr Francisco "Paco" Gomez
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Kate Ferguson
  • Email: kgfcn6@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Wittenburg University, BS in Geology
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Paleoclimatic change
  • Advisor: Dr. Ken MacLeod
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Joshua D. Field
  • Email: jdfc6f@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Indiana University, BS in Geology, 2011; MS in Geology, 2013
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Sub-economic ore deposits and their relationship to economically viable deposits
  • Advisor: Dr. Martin Appold
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Ashraf Gafeer
  • Email: agpm8@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Garyounis University (Libya), BS and MS in Geology, 2001 and 2007; University of Missouri, MS in Geology, 2013
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Petrogenesis of the Saharan Craton volcanics, N. Africa.
  • Advisor: Dr. Peter Nabelek
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Elizabeth Gammel
  • Email: emg5y7@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Northeastern Illinois University, BS in Earth Science, 2012; University of Missouri, MS in Geological Sciences, 2014
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Geochemical study of the White-Inyo Range, California to determine source variation for Mesozoic granitoid plutons in arc-related magmatism and implications for changes in lithospheric structure
  • Advisor: Dr. Peter Nabelek
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Kelly Hale
  • Email: kehfx7@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: St. Lawrence University, BS in Geology, 2014
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Invertebrate marine species as biomarkers in freshwater and coastal environments: Italy and Africa
  • Advisor: Dr. John Huntley
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Shannon Haynes
  • Email: sjh2c4@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: West Virginia University, BS in Geology, 2012; University of Missouri, MS in Geological Sciences, 2012
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Carbon and oxygen isotopes, and organic carbon composition analysis as a means for studying the Late Cretaceous greenhouse interval using sediments from Tanzania and taxonomic re-revaluation of Late Cretaceous biserial planktonic foraminifera
  • Advisor: Dr. Kenneth MacLeod
  • Anticipated graduation: 2015
  • David Horrell
  • Email: dwhvyc@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Southern California, BS in Geological Sciences, 2011
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Constraints on timing of fault initiation in the Afar Rift of Ethiopia using fluvial incision and TCN dating
  • Advisor: Dr. Francisco "Paco" Gomez
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Hongjun Hui
  • Email: hhdhf@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Harbin Institute of Technology, BS in Physics, 2011; Peking University, MS in Geophysics, 2014
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Theoretical modelling of high frequency regional wave propagation
  • Advisor: Dr. Eric Sandvol
  • Anticipated graduation: 2019
  • Matt Jeffrey
  • Email: mjjc9d@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Bellarmine University, BS in Environmental Science, 2015
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Steptoean Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion in Southern Missouri
  • Advisor: Dr. John Huntley
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Ajit Joshi
  • Email: aj2v4@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Tribhuvan University (Nepal), BS in Geological Sciences, 2002; MS in Geological Sciences, 2004; University of Missouri, MS in Geological Sciences, 2012
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Numerical modeling of hydrocarbon transport in the Gulf of Mexico Basin
  • Advisor: Dr. Martin Appold
  • Anticipated graduation: 2015
  • Stuart Kenderes
  • Email: smkqp4@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Western Kentucky University, BS in Geology
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Rare Earth Element (REE) mineralization in Southern Illinois
  • Advisor: Dr. Martin Appold
  • Anticipated graduation: May 2016
  • Riaz Khan
  • Degrees attained: Texas A&M Corpus Christi, MS in Geophysics 2015
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Fluid flow
  • Advisor: Dr. Martin Appold
  • Anticipated graduation: 2019
  • Wenfei Ku
  • Email: wkb57@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: China University of Geosciences, Beijing, BS in Geophysics 2008; Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, MS in Geophysics 2011
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Regional Phase Attenuation in Iran
  • Advisor: Dr. Eric Sandvol
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Liane Linehan
  • Email: lcl535@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Oklahoma, BS in Geology and BA in German, 2015
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Paleontology; Parasitism
  • Advisor: Dr. John Huntley
  • Anticipated graduation: May 2017
  • Antonio Manjon-Cabeza Cordoba
  • Email: am3pb@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Universidad de Granada, BS in Geology (Licenciatura en Geologia), 2013
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Igneous Rocks of the Hartville Uplift.
  • Advisor: Dr. Peter Nabelek
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Jesse Merriman
  • Email: jdm42c@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Missouri - Kansas City, BS in Geology, 2009; University of Missouri, MS in Geology, 2011
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: The thermal structure of continental lithosphere: the role of the lower crust
  • Advisor: Dr. Alan Whittington
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Charlie Miles
  • Email: cpmgk5@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Missouri, BS in Mathematics and BA in Secondary Education, 2015
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: TBD
  • Advisor: Dr. Francisco "Paco" Gomez
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Aaron Morrison
  • Email: aamgz8@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Middle Tennessee State University, BS in Geology, 2014
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Rheology of crystallizing lavas
  • Advisor: Dr. Alan Whittington
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Eric Nowariak
  • Email: en4g5@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Winona State University, BS Geology, 2013
  • Graduate status: MS Candidate
  • Thesis project: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology of the Hartville Uplift
  • Advisor: Dr. Peter Nabelek
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Gretchen O'Neil
  • Email: gro7wb@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Missouri, BS in Geology, 2014
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: TBD
  • Advisor: Dr. James D. Schiffbauer
  • Anticipated graduation: May 2016
  • Jingjing Pan
  • Email: jjp42d@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Missouri University of Science and Technology B S in Geology&Geophysics, 2014
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Regional Seismic Waves Attenuation in China
  • Advisor: Dr. Eric Sandvol
  • Anticipated graduation: May 2016
  • Laura Perry
  • Email: lep44f@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Missouri, BS in Geology, 2014
  • Graduate status: Masters
  • Thesis project: Economic geology
  • Advisor: Dr. Kevin L. Shelton
  • Anticipated graduation: May 2016
  • Sean G. Polun
  • Email: sgpq58@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Pittsburgh, BS in Geology, 2009; Idaho State University, MS in Geology, 2011
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Neotectonics of the Afar depression, Ethiopia
  • Advisor: Dr. Francisco "Paco" Gomez
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Page Quinton
  • Email: pcq6y5@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Columbus State University, BS in Geology 2010; University of Missouri, MS in Geological Sciences, 2012
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Climate evolution of the Late Ordovician
  • Advisor: Dr. Kenneth MacLeod
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Alexander Sehlke
  • Email: asehlke@mail.missouri.edu
  • web: http://web.missouri.edu/~asnq2
  • Degrees attained: Leibniz University Hannover, Diplom in Geosciences, 2010
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Basaltic volcanism on terrestrial planets
  • Advisor: Dr. Alan Whittington
  • Anticipated graduation: December 2015
  • Tara Selly
  • Email: tlsvzb@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: Gustavus Adolphus College, BS in Geology and Biology, 2013; University of Missouri, MS in Paleontology, 2015
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Paleontology and taphonomy
  • Advisor: Dr. James Schiffbauer
  • Anticipated graduation: 2019
  • Sarah Smith
  • Email: ses7f1@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Missouri, BA in Anthropology, 2001; BS in Chemistry, ACS, 2013
  • Graduate status: MS
  • Thesis project: Fluids
  • Advisor: Dr. Martin Appold
  • Anticipated graduation: 2016
  • Arianna Soldati
  • Email: arianna.soldati@mizzou.edu
  • Web: https://volcanicarianna.wordpress.com
  • Degrees attained: University of Pavia (IT), BS in Geology, 2011; University of Pisa (IT), MS in Geology, 2013
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Rheological evolution of basaltic lava flows during cooling and crystallization
  • Advisor: Dr. Alan Whittington
  • Anticipated graduation: 2017
  • Rayan Yassminh
  • Email: ry6d9@mail.missouri.edu
  • Degrees attained: University of Missouri, MS in Geology, 2013
  • Graduate status: PhD
  • Thesis project: Site Response Estimation using seismic Data
  • Advisor: Dr. Eric Sandvol
  • Anticipated graduation: 2018

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