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Geosciences Graduate Students



Matthew Christian Adams
mca0035@auburn.edu

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

Khan Mortuza Bin Asad
kzb0065@auburn.edu

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
rzb0069@auburn.edu

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

Justin Brundin
jnb0030@auburn.edu

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

Zachary Calhoun
zac0011@auburn.edu

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

Neeraja Chinchalkar
nsc0012@auburn.edu

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

Stephanie Courtney
slc0059@auburn.edu

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

Leticia De Marchi
lzd0034@auburn.edu

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

Caleb Eldridge
cme0014@auburn.edu

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Area of Interest: Geophysics
Major Professor: Dr. Lorraine Wolf
Thesis Topic: TBD

Al Emran
aze0024@auburn.edu

Hometown: Narsingdi, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Remote Sensing, Planetary Sciences
Major Professor: Dr. Luke Marzen
Thesis Topic: Orbital Characterization of Jezero Crater and NE Syrtis, Mars

Eric Eubanks
eme0012@auburn.edu

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

Trey Foster
cbf0009@auburn.edu

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

Kayla Griffin
kmg0056@auburn.edu

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
nfh0005@auburn.edu

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

Morgan Hill
mlh0077@auburn.edu

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

Elijah Johnson
etj0011@auburn.edu

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
jpj0009@auburn.edu

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

Robin M. King
rmk0030@auburn.edu

Hometown: Killen, Alabama
Area of Interest: Cultural Geography, Environmental Hazards and Disasters
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD

Anabelle Kline
akk0015@auburn.edu

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
sjm0052@auburn.edu

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
mkm0078@auburn.edu

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

Mahfuj Rahman
mzr0065@auburn.edu

Hometown: Bogra, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Contaminant Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin, Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: Field Scale Bioremediation of Naturally Occurring Arsenic-Contaminated Groundwater in Macon County, Alabama

Jarrett Roland
jlr0028@auburn.edu

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

Jessica Taylor Ross Romine
jtr0028@auburn.edu

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Area of Interest: Human Geography/ Higher Education Administration
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Shephard
Thesis Topic: Non-Thesis

Megha Shrestha
mzs0130@auburn.edu

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
szs0166@auburn.edu

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: Social Vulnerability and Earthquake Impact Modeling using HAZUS-MH in Southeast of the U.S. (Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV)

Mark Simon
mes0140@auburn.edu

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

Nick Soltis
nas0043@auburn.edu

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

Collin Sutton
crs0100@auburn.edu

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

Jacob Thompson
jtt0026@auburn.edu

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

Benjamin Weinmann
brw0025@auburn.edu

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
jpw0035@auburn.edu

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



Last updated: 05/25/2018