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Visiting Student Xun Yu
Room Number: 325


Mantle Geochemistry, Isotopes, Anatexis

Research Summary:

I am working on the Cenozoic basalts from eastern China and peritectic garnet from southeastern Spain.

Visiting Student Qinci Li
Room Number: Room 320
Fall 2016


Visiting Scientist Caroline Beghein
Room Number: 318
Google Scholar Link
Spring 2017

Earth’s interior, transition zone, D”, mantle deformation, seismic tomography, seismic anisotropy, mantle, inner core, forward modeling, surface waves, free oscillations, lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary, mantle flow, inverse problems

Research Summary:

I focus on modeling Earth’s interior using seismic tomography, i.e. I use seismic data and numerical methods to image the structure of the Earth’s interior, with the ultimate goal of understanding the physical processes that take place inside our planet. I also put a particular effort into obtaining reliable model uncertainties and assessing the robustness of the features seen in those models.

Undergraduate Student Simon Chan

Undergraduate Student Aitash Deepak

Undergraduate Student Jennifer Kroeger

Undergraduate Student Cassandra Mosley
Started Fall 2015
Undergraduate Student Matthew Neal

Undergraduate Student Jackson J. Stiles

Undergraduate Student Naod Araya

Undergraduate Student Kyle Bartsch

Undergraduate Student Jason Mendez

Undergraduate Student Jared Nirenberg

Undergraduate Student Martina C. Faciane

Thesis Masters Student Trevor Cole
Room Number: KWGL 230A
Summer 2017
Thesis Masters Student Tanyel Baykut
Room Number: KWGL 210
Google Scholar Link
Fall 2018
Research Summary:

My Master’s research will focus on reef upper slope morphologies in Belize and in particular focusing on identify drowned Terraces, Notches, and Overhangs and other morphological features, among them, drowned Barrier Reefs and Spurs and Groves. My initial research, starting in Spring 2019 semester and 2019 summer, will consist of processing the MBES data sets and then display the overall bathymetry of Lighthouse Reef upper slopes, develop some interpretation in terms of sea level fluctuations in the Late Quaternary mostly in the water depth range of a few m down to 150 m, and perhaps in the Plio-Early Quaternary for the depth range as deep as 400m.

Staff Dagmar K. Beck

Director, Professional Science Master's Program

Room Number: 203 Keck Hall
(713) 348-3188


Managing programs in Subsurface Geoscience, Environmental Analysis, Nanoscale Science, Bioscience and Health Policy and Space Studies in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and engineering professional master's in Computational Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Statistics, Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, Material Science and Nanoengineering, Civil Environmental Engineering, and others

Staff Denise Mayberry

Program Administrator

Room Number: 114 Keith Wiess Geology Lab
(713) 348-3574

Staff Sandra Flechsig

Department Coordinator

Room Number: 122 Keith Wiess Geology Lab
(713) 348-3326

Staff Martha Lou Broussard

Alumni liaison and departmental historian

Room Number: 122 Keith Wiess Geology Lab
(713) 348-4492

Staff Travis Cochran
Room Number: 126 Keith Wiess Geology Lab
(713) 348-2161

Staff Linda Welzenbach

ESCI Science Writer

Room Number: 117 Keith Wiess Geology Lab
(713) 348-5107

Research Scientist Kyusei Tsuno

Research Scientist/Lab Manager

Room Number: KWGL 103
(713) 348-2144


Experimental petrology, Earth's deep interior, Deep volatiles cycling, Earth's and Planetary differentiation

Research Scientist Gelu Costin


Room Number: KWGL 329
(713) 348-2054
Google Scholar Link


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

Research Summary:

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

Research Scientist Xiaodong Gao
Room Number: KWGL 201
(713) 348-4114


charcoal, carbon cycle & sequestration, aqueous-solid interfacial reactions, contaminant speciation, spectroscopic techniques (e.g., NMR, FTIR).

Research Summary:

Biogeochemical processes controlling carbon cycling in geomedia; biochar soil amendment; surface and colloid chemistry of aqueous systems; multi-faceted approaches to contaminant speciation in environmental media; mineral-contaminants interfacial reactions

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