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Past Mani Pirouzbakht
760-201-6399
mp38@rice.edu

Professional Master Student Zachary Printz
Zachary.M.Printz@rice.edu
Fall 2015
Thesis Masters Student Jacob Proctor
Room Number: 210
jmp10@rice.edu
Fall 2015
Keywords:

CT scanning, Carbonates, Sedimentology,


Research Summary:

Jacob's research into the Upper Cambrian Microbial reefs outcropping in Mason county Texas, has utilized CT scanning technology to generate mineralogical trends from whole core in the dominate facies. He has additionally pioneered a method that tracks the extent of diagenetic alteration in log form.

PhD Student Lindsay O. Prothro
Room Number: 230A
lindsay.prothro@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link
CV

Keywords:

Glacial geology, marine geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy


PhD Student Lacey A. Pyle
Room Number: 210
lacey.a.pyle@rice.edu
website
Google Scholar Link
Resume
CV

Keywords:

charcoal, black carbon, soils, carbon cycle, fire, pyrogenic carbon


Research Summary:

My research focuses on the effect that wildfire has on both short and long term soil carbon storage, and on how soil properties affect charcoal created during these fires.

Staff Victor Remishevsky
vrem@rice.edu
website

Past Julia Ribeiro
juliaribeiro@rice.edu
website
End Date: 1 March 2017
Research Summary:

My research combines radiogenic isotope and trace element geochemistry, volatile and sulfur isotope analyses in mineral-hosted melt inclusions, petrology, field work (i.e., marine expeditions) and simple geodynamic equations to investigate the geochemical cycles of the deep Earth. In particular, I examine the deep cycles of sulfur and water to investigate whether or not volatiles are lost during subduction or fluxed back from the mantle to the surface through magmatism and degassing. My research also focusses on the petrogenesis of subduction zone magmas, the composition of the fluids released during subduction processes and mantle heterogeneities.

Undergraduate Student Jackie S. Rios
jsr4@rice.edu

Professional Master Student Sean Romito
2813872056
sean.romito@rice.edu
Resume
Spring 2016
Past Elli Ronay
err2@rice.edu

Research Summary:

Geochemical characterization of ash beds in the Cretaceous Eagle Ford Formation with interest in dissolved ash serving as a biological nutrient.

Adjunct Malcolm I. Ross
+1-713-569-1750
malcolm@rice.edu

Adjunct Kurt Rudolph
Room Number: 218
832-493-4188
kwrudolph@comcast.net
CV
Spring 2017
PhD Student Sriparna Saha
Room Number: 213
7132981542
sriparna.saha@rice.edu

Keywords:

Experimental petrology ; Igneous processes ; Continental lithospheric mantle


Research Summary:

Metasomatic processes in the continental lithospheric mantle and their role in physical and chemical properties beneath continents

Faculty Dale S. Sawyer

Professor


Room Number: KWG 313
(713) 348-5106
dale@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link

Keywords:

marine geophysics, tectonophysics


Research Summary:

Dale is a tectonophysicist that brings together active source seismology, geodynamic modeling, and remote-sensing to investigate the structure and evolution of the crust and sedimentary basins.

PhD Student Cemile Nur Schuba
Room Number: 305
cnk2@rice.edu
website

Keywords:

Seismic data interpretation, attribute analysis, structural geology, seismic reflection data processing, hyper-extension


Research Summary:

I currently focus on the Galicia-Newfoundland conjugate margins and how the extension factor (β) is related to narrow and wide rifting modes, and oceanic core complexes.

Adjunct Erik Scott
Erik.Scott@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link

Keywords:

Seismic Interpretation, Sedimentology, Petroleum Geology


PhD Student Johnny D. Seales
713-557-2600
jds16@rice.edu

Research Summary:

Coupled surface/interior processes of planets within and external to our solar system. Numerical and physical modeling of convective processes -- planetary to magma chamber scale -- occurring in planetary bodies.

Past Lily Seidman

A New Pacific Plate Paleomagnetic Pole from Skewness Analysis of Marine Magnetic Anomaly 26r (60.2 Ma):
Evidence that the Emperor Chain Records Motion of the Pacific Plate Relative to the Deep Mantle


leseidman@gmail.com

Research Scientist Angela N. Seligman

Stable Isotope Lab Manager


Room Number: 330B
(713) 348-4054
ans11@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link

Keywords:

isotope geochemistry, mass spectrometry, volcanology, paleoclimatology, analytical technique and method development, aqueous geochemistry


PhD Student Alana G. Semple
Room Number: KWG 211
ags7@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link
Resume

Keywords:

geophysics, modeling


Research Summary:

Geophysics, Mantle dynamics

Past Eytan Sharton-Bierig
es45@rice.edu

PhD Student Jia Shi
Room Number: DH 3133
jia.shi@rice.edu

Keywords:

seismology, geophysics


Research Summary:

I am developing new parallel computational algorithms for full-waveform inversion and normal modes problems.

Adjunct Stephanie Shipp
shippst@rice.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow Lauren M. Simkins

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Room Number: KWGL 209
lsimkins@rice.edu
website
Google Scholar Link

Keywords:

Glacial geology, marine geology, sedimentology, coastal geology, sea level, paleoclimate


Professional Master Student Pulkit Singh
(713) 269-2568
Pulkit.Singh@rice.edu
Google Scholar Link
Spring 2015
Keywords:

Carbonate Sedimentology, Paleoclimate, Diagenesis


Research Summary:

My research is based on Understanding the demise of upper Cambrian large microbial reefs in Mason County, Texas. I am focusing on interbuild up sediments from the last stages of microbial growth. The idea is to reconstruct the paleoenvironmental history of microbial growth using geochemical techniques (carbonate content variation, clay mineralogy) and thin section studies. I am also working on understanding the origin of stylonodular limestones, a product of burial diagenesis using thin section studies.