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PhD Student Ao Cai
Room Number: 320
ac98@rice.edu
CV
Fall 2016
Keywords:

Seismology, Seismic Imaging, Inversion


Past Wenrong Cao
caowenrong@gmail.com
website

Keywords:

Magmatism-tectonism-climate interaction, evolutions of continents


Research Summary:

I am interested in the structures and evolutions of continental arcs and how the geological processes (e.g. magmatism, tectonism, erosion) contribute to the formation of continents and their impacts on global climate.

PhD Student Brandee Carlson
Room Number: 230B
brandee.carlson@rice.edu

PhD Student Laura B. Carter
Room Number: 213
laura.b.carter@rice.edu
CV

Keywords:

experimental petrology, geochemistry, carbon, volcanic degassing


Research Summary:

Experimental investigation into the geochemical (mineral, melt, fluid composition) interaction between subvolcanic magma (and hydrothermal fluids) particularly in continental arcs, and crustal carbonate, quantifying volcanic CO2 emissions

Undergraduate Student Simon Chan
sac8@rice.edu

Professional Master Student Chia-Jui Chang
(832)998-4649
cc85@rice.edu
Resume

Past Jianxiong Chen
jianxong.chen@rice.edu

Research Scientist Min Chen

Research Scientist


Room Number: 318
(713) 348-2515
min.chen@rice.edu
website

Keywords:

Geophysics, full waveform tomography, ambient noise, earthquakes, tectonics, lithospheric structure, mantle melt


Research Summary:

Seismic tomography of the crust and the upper mantle. Interpretations of seismic images regarding the formation of tectonic units such as plateaus, basins, and orogens.

PhD Student Proteek Chowdhury
Room Number: 213
pc27@rice.edu

Keywords:

Experimental Petrology, Geochemistry, Igneous processes, sulfur in subduction zone


Research Summary:

I am interested in Earth's deep sulfur cycle, the fate of sulfur at subduction zones that constrain the stability and mobility of sulfides and sulfates hosted in subducting crust and sediments.

Postdoctoral Fellow Xu Chu
Room Number: 325
xu.chu@rice.edu
website
Google Scholar Link
Summer 2016
Keywords:

Petrology, Metamorphism, Thermodyanmics, Decarbonation


Research Summary:

I have a long-standing research interest in developing petrological thermodynamics and kinetics. I combine the modeling tools with field geology and geochemistry, to understand the histories recorded in natural rocks and the tectonic evolution of orogenic belts.

Staff Travis Cochran
Room Number: 126 Keith Wiess Geology Lab
(713) 348-2161
atc6@rice.edu

PhD Student John Cornthwaite
jpcorn@rice.edu
website

Research Scientist Gelu Costin

Dr.


Room Number: 329
713 348 2054
g.costin@rice.edu
website
Google Scholar Link

Keywords:

EPMA, Mineralogy, Thermodynamic modelling, Mantle petrology, Eclogites, Bushveld Complex


Research Summary:

Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (basic layered intrusions, mantle petrology and geochemistry, kimberlites, orogenic eclogites)

Past Kelsey Crocker
kelsey.e.crocker@rice.edu

Past Joshua Crozier
josh.crozier@rice.edu

Past Steve Danbom
steved@rice.edu

Faculty Rajdeep Dasgupta

Professor


Room Number: 223
713-348-2664
Rajdeep.Dasgupta@rice.edu
website
Google Scholar Link

Keywords:

experimental petrology, geochemistry, mantle processes, magmatic processes, planetary differentiation, deep volatile cycles


Research Summary:

Raj is an experimental petrologist, who simulates the conditions of the deep Earth and planets in the lab to investigate how planets differentiate and how fluids and volatiles cycle from the interiors to the atmospheres.

Adjunct Christian Davies
Room Number: 218
Christian.Davies@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link
CV

Keywords:

soil, carbon, bioenergy, sustainability, ecosystem services, GHG, biomass, stable isotopes, leak detection, biochar, carbon sequestration


Faculty Maarten V. de Hoop

Simons Chair And Professor Of CAAM And Earth Science


Room Number: 2036 Duncan Hall
713-348-5723
mdehoop@rice.edu
website

Keywords:

seismology, geophysics, modeling


Research Summary:

inverse problems and microlocal analysis, and applications in exploration
seismology, global seismology, and geodynamics

Undergraduate Student Aitash Deepak
ad52@rice.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow Jonathan R. Delph
Room Number: 318
(713) 348-2515
jrdelph@rice.edu
website
Google Scholar Link
Fall 2016
Keywords:

Seismology, Tectonics


Research Summary:

I focus on creating high-resolution seismic images of the crust and upper mantle with passive data to learn about the temporal evolution of the continental lithosphere in both actively deforming and stable (cratonic) regions.

Friend Brian Demet
brian.p.demet@rice.edu

PhD Student Sizhuang Deng
Room Number: 320
(713)299-2320
sd62@rice.edu
Fall 2016
Keywords:

Seismology, Geophysical inverse problems


Past Adeene Denton

Former President of Rice Undergraduate Geosciences Society (RUGS)
Current Co-Vice President of RUGS


(210) 834-7472
Adeene.denton@rice.edu

Research Summary:

Field and structural geology + numerical modeling applied to terrestrial and planetary science questions

Faculty Gerald Dickens

Professor


(713) 348-5130
jerry@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link

Keywords:

paleooceanography, marine geology, stratigraphy


Research Summary:

Jerry is a chemist and oceanographer who combines these interests to look at a range of topics, mostly in sediments and sedimentary rocks.