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Geosciences Graduate Students



Matthew Christian Adams

Hometown: Union City, Tennessee
Area of Interest: Planetary Geology
Major Professor: Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: Flynn Creek Impact Structure

Khan Mortuza Bin Asad

Hometown: Khulna, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Human-environment Interactions, Natural Hazard and Disasters, Modeling Risk and Vulnerability, GIS, Geospatial Analysis
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD

Rahul Bhattacharya

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Applied Geophysics, Gravity and Magnetic Modeling, Tectonics
Major Professor: Dr. Lorraine Wolf
Thesis Topic: TBD

Justin Brundin

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas
Area of Interest: Ichnology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Ethology, Sedimentology
Major Professor: Dr. Chuck Savrda
Thesis Topic: The Lining Morphology, Lining Secretion, and Wood Preferences of Teredinidae (Shipworms): Potential Implications for Ichnology and Sedimentology

Austin Bush

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Area of Interest: Urban Geography
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: Comparative assessment of sustainable approaches to urban rooftops in Auburn, Alabama using GIS and Remote Sensing

Zachary Calhoun

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Area of Interest: Petroleum Geology, Sedimentology
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: Reservoir potential of Late Pennsylvanian-Early Permian calcareous gravity flow lithofacies, including hybrid event beds, northern Midland Basin, Texas

Jennifer Cartwright

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Area of Interest: Igneous Petrology
Major Professor: Dr. Haibo Zou
Thesis Topic: Volatile Analysis of Melt Inclusions from the Bandelier Tuff

Neeraja Chinchalkar

Hometown: Pune, India
Area of Interest: Planetary Geology, Igneous Petrology
Major Professor: Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: TBD

Stephanie Courtney

Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin
Area of Interest: Geocognition and Geoscience Education
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: TBD

Leticia De Marchi

Hometown: Campinas, SP, Brazil
Area of Interest: Impact Geology
Major Professor: Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: Flynn Creek Impact Crater in Jackson County, Tennessee

Samantha Eckes

Hometown: Hopewell Junction, New York
Area of Interest: Fluvial geomorphology, remote sensing, planetary geology, stratigraphy
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Shepherd
Thesis Topic: Exploring the use of ground penetrating radar for determining floodplain function of restored streams in the Gulf Coastal Plain, Alabama

Al Emran

Hometown: Narsingdi, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Remote Sensing, Planetary Sciences
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: TBD

Eric Eubanks

Hometown: Morrisville, North Carolina
Area of Interest: Invertebrate Paleontology
Major Professor: Dr. Ronald Lewis
Thesis Topic: Zonation of Encrusting Foraminifera due to Food Availability

Carlton Foster

Hometown: Troy, Alabama
Area of Interest: Sedimentology and Ichnology
Major Professor: Dr. Chuck Savrda
Thesis Topic: TBD

Seth Greer

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Area of Interest: Sustainable Development, Spatial Econometrics, Human-Environment Interaction
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: The Study of the Effect of Land Surface Temperature, Albedo, and Proportion of Vegetation on the Derived Demand of Energy Use in Auburn University

Kayla Griffin

Hometown: Columbus, Georgia
Area of Interest: Geochronology and Metamorphic Petrology
Major Professor: Dr. Bill Hames
Thesis Topic: Ar/Ar dating of micas and feldspars in the Ruby Mountains, Northeastern Nevada

Niels Heidner

Hometown: Boerne, Texas
Area of Interest: Sedimentology, Fluvial Geomorphology
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Shepherd
Thesis Topic: TBD

Morgan Hill

Hometown: Hayden, Alabama
Area of Interest: Cave and Karst science, Paleoclimatology
Major Professor: Dr. Martin Medina
Thesis Topic: TBD

Elijah Johnson

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Area of Interest: Geocognition
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: Developing Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Students Using AR Technology

John Johnson

Hometown: Evergreen, Alabama
Area of Interest: Geophysics and Structural Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Lorraine Wolf
Thesis Topic: Finding Fault in Dyer County, Tennessee: Exploring the Relationships of Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction Features to Subsurface Faults

Anabelle Kline

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Area of Interest: Economic Geology and Geochemistry
Major Professor: Dr. Mark Steltenpohl
Thesis Topic: Mineralogy, mineral and isotope geochemistry, and genesis of Au-bearing quartz veins at the orogenic gold deposit Hog Mt., Southern Appalachians, USA.

Shifat Monami

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Area of Interest: Sedimentary Petrology, Basin Analysis
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: Petrofacies Evolution and Detrital Geochronology of the lower Pennsylvanian Pottsville Formation from the Northern Appalachian Basin.

Meredith Moore

Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Area of Interest: Water resource management
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Chaney
Thesis Topic: TBD

Mahfuj Rahman

Hometown: Bogra, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Contaminant Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: TBD

Jarrett Roland

Hometown: Enterprise, Alabama
Area of Interest: Water resource management, urban planning, and GIS modeling
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Chaney
Thesis Topic: TBD

Michael Salisbury

Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Area of Interest: Fluvial geomorphology, watershed restoration, and human/environment interaction
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Shepherd
Thesis Topic: Identifying reference conditions (morphology, water quality, riparian vegetation, and floodplain soils) in the D'Olive Watershed, Baldwin County, Alabama

Megha Shrestha

Hometown: Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal
Area of Interest: Climate Change, Natural Hazards, Urbanization, Agriculture Irrigation, Applied GIS and Remote Sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: TBD

Sumaiya Siddique

Hometown: Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Global Earthquake Modeling, Geoinformatics, Human-Environment Interaction, Social Vulnerability due to Natural Hazard
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD

Mark Simon

Hometown: Auburn, Alabama
Area of Interest: Fluvial Geomorphology
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Shepherd
Thesis Topic: Sediment Dynamics in Reservoirs

Nick Soltis

Hometown: Harmony, Pennsylvania
Area of Interest: Geoscience Education and Geobiology
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: The Development of Earth Systems Thinking in Undergraduate Geoscience Courses

Sara Speetjens

Hometown: Daphne, Alabama
Area of Interest: Geochemistry
Major Professor: Dr. Haibo Zou
Thesis Topic: Magma evolution and processes of the Ashi volcano, NW Tibet, China: Sr isotope studies of plagioclase crystals

Collin Sutton

Hometown: Milan, Tennessee
Area of Interest: Hydrogeology, Geoinformatics
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: TBD

Jacob Thompson

Hometown: Spring, Texas
Area of Interest: Detrital Geochronology, Radiometric Dating, and Basin Analysis
Major Professor: Dr. Bill Hames
Thesis Topic: TBD

Benjamin Weinmann

Hometown: Newport News, Virginia
Area of Interest: Structural Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Mark Steltenpohl
Thesis Topic: Geology of the 1:24,000 Alexander City, Alabama, Quadrangle

John Whitmore

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Area of Interest: Structural and Economic Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Mark Steltenpohl
Thesis Topic: Geology of the Milltown, Alabama 7.5’ Quadrangle and geochronology of ore-bearing veins in the east-central Alabama Piedmont

Theodore Wilson

Hometown: Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Area of Interest: Geochemistry, Hydrogeology
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: Geochemical Analysis and Imaging of Pyrite Biominerals before and after Arsenic Bioremediation at a Florida Industrial Site



Last updated: 10/04/2017