Faculty

Kevin J. Anchukaitis, Assistant Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: paleoclimatology, climate field reconstructions, forward modeling, dendroclimatology, stable isotope geochemistry, drought

Andrew D. Ashton, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes, geomorphology

Mark D. Behn, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geodynamics, geophysics

Joan M. Bernhard, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: biogeochemical sedimentology, foraminiferal ecology and paleoecology

Juan Pablo Canales, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics, marine seismic reflection/refraction

Anne Cohen, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: biomineralization, ocean acidification, paleoceanography, low temperature geochemistry

John A. Collins, Research Specialist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine seismology

Sarah B. Das, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: glaciology; paleoclimatology

Henry J. B. Dick, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: igneous petrology & geochemistry

Jeffrey P. Donnelly, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes; sedimentology

Virginia Edgcomb, Research Specialist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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J. Brian Evans, Professor
Rock Mechanics, MIT
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Keywords: effect of fluids and iimpurities on strength; interrelationships of porosity, permeability; and plastic flow

Rob. L Evans, Senior Scientist
Chair, Joint Committee for Geology and Geophysics
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; electromagnetics

Daniel J. Fornari, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geologist; seafloor tectonics and volcanism

Frederick A. Frey, Professor Emeritus
Geochemistry, MIT
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Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) facilityl
Keywords: utilization of elemental and isotopic abundances to understand evolution of the earth's mantle and the petrogenesis of igneous rocks in different tectonic settings; ongoing projects include studies of Indian ocean ridge basalts (plate divergence), Andean volcanism (plate convergence), and intraplate basaltic volcanism in oceanic (Hawaii, Iceland) and continental settings (China).

Glenn Gaetani, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: experimental petrology

Chris R. German, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geologic controls, hydrothermal activity, chemosynthetic ecosystems

Liviu Giosan, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes; sedimentology

Timothy L. Grove, Professor
Geology, MIT
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Keywords: experimental phase equilibrium and kinetic studies to develop an understanding of the chemical evolution of the earth's mantle at ocean spreading centers; mantle melting processes that lead to the generation of mid-ocean ridge basalts and crystallization and chemical differentiation that accompanies the formation of oceanic crust.

Weifu Guo, Assistant Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: clumped isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, biomineralization, isotope biogeochemistry, global change

Bradford Hager, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences
Mantle Dynamics, MIT
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Keywords: Numerical modelling of solid-state convection at high Rayleigh numbers; study of the Earth's gravity field; core-mantle coupling; space-geodetic observations of surface deformation; dynamical processes in the interiors of the terrestrial planets

Susumu Honjo, Scientist Emeritus
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: sedimentation

Susan E. Humphris, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine geochemistry

Oliver Jagoutz, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: geology

Kristopher Karnauskas, Assistant Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: large-scale climate dynamics, tropical ocean-atmosphere interaction

Lloyd D. Keigwin, Jr., Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: paleoceanography; paloeclimatology

Veronique Le Roux, Assistant Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Jian Lin
, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geodynamics; marine geophysics

Daniel Lizarralde, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine seismology, geophysics

Olivier Marchal, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords:paleoceanography; paleoclimatology

Horst Marschall, Assistant Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: petrology, geochemistry, metamorphism, accessory minerals, isotopes, subduction

Daniel C. McCorkle, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: benthic geochemistry

David McGee, Assistant Professor
Paleoclimatology, MIT
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Keywords: paleoclimatology, isotope geochemistry, U-Th geochronology

Jeff McGuire, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine geophysics; geodetics

Ann McNichol, Senior Research Specialist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: radiocarbon, carbon cycle science, organic geochemistry

Sune Nielsen, Assistant Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: Isotope geochemistry, novel paleoclimate proxies, mantle geochemistry, subduction processes, thallium isotopes, vanadium isotopes

Shuhei Ono, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: stable isotope, biogeochemical cycle, mass-independent fractionation, deep biosphere, hydrothermal deposit, Archean

Delia W. Oppo, Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: paleocenaography; paleoclimatology

Taylor Perron, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: geomorphology, planetary surface processes, landscape evolution, self-organization

Daniel H. Rothman, Professor
Geophysics, MIT
Dan Rothman's Group
Keywords: numerical models of nonlinear dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, and pattern formation; theoretical models of rock physics; numerical methods for seismology.

Leigh H. Royden, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: regional geology and geophysics; plate tectonics, thermal effects of continental deformation; mechanics of large-scale continental deformation; lithospheric flexure; continental extensions and sedimentary basin formation; uplift and erosion in mountain belts.

Hans Schouten, Scientist Emeritus
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; marine magnetism

Nobumichi Shimizu, Scientist Emeritus
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: solid earth geochemistry

Deborah K. Smith, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geology; volcanology

Robert A. Sohn, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; marine seismology

Adam Soule, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Ralph A. Stephen, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: marine seismology; geoacoustics

William G. Thompson, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Jessica Tierney, Assistant Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: paleoclimatology, paleocenography, organic geochemstry, climate science

Maurice A. Tivey, Senior Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; marine magnetism

Brian E. Tucholke, Scientist Emeritus
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysics; tectonics

Benjamin Weiss, Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: planetary history, paleomagnetism, early Earth, dynamo, Mars, Moon, asteroids, meteorites, planetary habitability and climate

Maria T. Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics & Vice President for Research
Geology and Geophysics, MIT
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Keywords: theoretical modeling of geophysical processes; models of lithosphere deformation and the physics of volcanism; relationships between gravity, topography, and tectonic features in determining the mechanical structures and states of stress in planetary lithospheres; development and implementation of space-based laser ranging systems.