Jie Hou – 2014 SEG Best Paper Presentation

Congratulations to grad student Jie Hou for receiving the 2014 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Best Paper Presentation!

Jie Hou below with his adviser Bill Symes.

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Matt Weller – AGU SEDI – Graduate Research Award 2015

Matthew Weller will receive the 2015 Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior Focus Group Graduate Research Award at the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held 14–18 December in San Francisco, Calif.

Matthew Weller received a dual B.Sc. in geology and astrophysics from the University of Toledo in 2007 and a M.Sc. in remote sensing from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2010. He is currently finishing a Ph.D. in planetary science and geodynamics under the principle supervision of Adrian Lenardic at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His research focuses on the evolution and dynamics of planetary bodies, deformation through the crust and mantle, and the coupling of global-scale endogenic and exogenic cycles.

Manik Talwani wins 2015 Maurice Ewing Award from the SEG

Our Manik Talwani received the Society of Exploration Geophysicist’s Maurice Ewing Medal this year.  From the SEG wiki:

“The 2015 Maurice Ewing Award goes to Dr. Manik Talwani who received his PhD in 1959 from Columbia University under the tutelage of Doc Ewing, who would be justifiably proud of his student. Manik has received an amazing list of awards including the James B. Macelwane Award and the Maurice Ewing award from the American Geophysical Union, the Alfred Wegener Medal from the European Union of Geoscience, the Emile Wiechert award from the German Geophysical Society, the George P. Woollard Award from the Geological Society of America, and the Krishnan Medal from the Indian Geophysical Union, among others. In addition he has been awarded fellowship in several prestigious societies including the Russian and Norwegian Academies of Science, and an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oslo. He has served in an impressive list of professional positions including Director of the Geotechnology Research Institute of the Houston Advanced Research Center, Chief Scientist at the Gulf Research & Development Company, Director of Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, and as Schlumberger Professor at Rice University. He has published more than 150 articles on a wide array of geophysical topics and has edited 7 geophysical books. Manik has served the SEG for many years, most recently as Chair of the SEG Advanced Modeling Corporation (SEAM).”

 

Monica Erdman, Brian Jordan and Clint Miller awarded at AAPG/SEG student expo

Rice students attended the AAPG/SEG Student Expo in Houston this week.

In the poster competition, Monica Erdman won first place for her poster titled “Dual uplift history of the Colorado Plateau via arc magmatism and lower crustal foundering”. Brian Jordan won third place for his poster and Clint Miller got an honorable mention.

Clint Miller won first place for his poster at the annual GCAGS convention on Monday night.

It was a great week for Rice students!

New stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer from Nu instruments installed in the Yeung Lab

New stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer from Nu instruments installed in the Yeung Lab. Head over to their blog for updates!

Ananya Mallik (PhD, 2014) receives Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship!

Ananya Mallik (PhD, December 2014) receives Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship! The Humboldt fellowship will support Ananya for her postdoctoral research at the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics (BGI), University of Bayreuth. At BGI, Ananya will work with Prof. Hans Keppler on topics of deep Earth volatile cycles.
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Masiello award $1 million dollar grant from the Keck Foundation

Masiello award $1 million dollar grant from the Keck Foundation to engineer microbial biosensors for soil [Article]

Graduating senior Rachel Marzen receives NSF graduate research fellowship

Graduating senior Rachel Marzen receives NSF graduate research fellowship.
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