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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: Analysis of the Parautochthonous Breccias, Flynn Creek Impact Structure, Tennessee

Akilah Alwan
aka0038@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2053

Area of Interest: Geoscience Education
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: TBD

Michael Barrett
mab0108@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2074

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Area of Interest: Sedimentary Petrology, Isotope Geochemistry
Major Professor: Dr. Haibo Zou
Thesis Topic: Detrital Zircon U-Pb Age Constraints on the Sandstone Provenance of the Uppermost Eutaw Formation in Montgomery, Alabama

Jamie Braun
jzb0165@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2075

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Area of Interest: Structural Geology, Geohazards, Climate Change, GIS and Remote Sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Shepherd
Thesis Topic: TBD

Connor Cain
cjc0107@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2075

Hometown: Hudsonville, Michigan
Area of Interest: Hydrogeology
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: Natural and Anthropogenic Contaminants in Groundwater and Cancer Cases in Fruithurst, Alabama

Haven Cashwell
hjc0023@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046B

Hometown: Marshallberg, North Carolina
Area of Interest: Geoscience Education
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: TBD

Summer Cliff
snc0032@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046B

Hometown: Trevor, Wisconsin
Area of Interest: Natural Hazards and Disasters; Modeling Risk and Vulnerability
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD

Stephanie Courtney
slc0059@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2080

Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin
Area of Interest: Geocognition and Geoscience Education
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: Building better graphs for climate change communication: Evidence from Eye-Tracking

Leticia De Marchi
lzd0034@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2067

Hometown: Campinas, SP, Brazil
Area of Interest: Impact Geology, Modeling
Major Professor: Dr. David King/Dr. Vinamra Agrawal
Thesis Topic: TBD

Eshita Akter Eva
eze0017@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2194B

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major Professor: Dr. Luke Marzen
Thesis Topic: TBD

Alicia Fischer
abf0018@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2067

Hometown: Ladson, South Carolina
Area of Interest: Hydrogeology
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: The bioremediation of arsenic-contaminated groundwater with sulfate-reducing bacteria

Raeann Garcia
rdg0015@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2090

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Area of Interest: Economic Geology and Geochronology
Major Professor: Dr. Laura Bilenker
Thesis Topic: Petrography, Geochronology, and Geochemistry of the DeLamar Epithermal Deposit, Silver City District, Idaho

Sara Speetjens Gilley
ses0076@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2082

Hometown: Daphne, Alabama
Major Professor: Dr. Haibo Zou
Thesis Topic: TBD

Can Guven
czg0076@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2084

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Area of Interest: Paleoseismology
Major Professor: Dr. Lorraine Wolf
Thesis Topic: TBD

Elijah Johnson
etj0011@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2080

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

Nora V. López-Rivera
nzl0040@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2075

Hometown: Salinas, Puerto Rico
Area of Interest: Geochemistry
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Udin/Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: TBD

Jane Mader
jem0125@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046B

Hometown: LaGrange, Georgia
Area of Interest: Social Vulnerability, Social Resilience, and Natural Hazards
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD

Alamin Molla
azm0203@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046B

Hometown: Bagerhat, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Hydrology, Hydroinformatics, Storm Water Mangement and Modeling, Spatial Analysis, GIS and Remote Sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: Urban Sustainability: Stormwater, Water and Solar Power Aspects of Auburn University, AL, USA

Lucas Monroe
lhm0020@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2090

Hometown: Rockville, Indiana
Area of Interest: Economic Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Laura Bilenker
Thesis Topic: Petrographic and Geochemical Analyses to Elucidate the Genesis of Au-Ag Deposits on Florida Mountain Epithermal Deposit, Silver City District, Idaho

Pedro Montalvo
pem0020@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2067

Hometown: San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
Area of Interest: Meteorite impacts, Planetary Geology
Major Professor: Dr. David King/Dr. Masatoshi Hirabayashi
Thesis Topic: TBD

Sharif Mustaque
mzm0208@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2077

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Sedimentology, Petrology, and Tectonics
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: Permo-Carboniferous Evolution of the Eastern Gondwanaland

Jasmin Naher
jzn0035@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2082

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Petroleum Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Stratigraphy
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: TBD

S M Shihab Nur
szn0051@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046B

Hometown: Chandpur, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Climate Change and Adaptation, Climate Modeling, Land Use Change, Applied GIS and Remote sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: TBD

Stefan Perritano
sap0025@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2074

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Area of Interest: Geochemistry, Paleoclimatology
Major Professor: Dr. Martin Medina/Dr. Haibo Zou
Thesis Topic: TBD

Mahfuj Rahman
mzr0065@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2067

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 Using Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Macon County, Alabama

Zachary Reichle
zmr0007@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046B

Hometown: Scottsboro, Alabama
Area of Interest: Natural Hazards and Disasters; Social Vulnerabilities
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton/Dr. Philip Chaney
Thesis Topic: TBD

Sandor Ricketts
sor0003@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2074

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica; Belmopan, Belize
Area of Interest: Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology
Major Professor: Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: Correlation of clay beds from oil wells in Belize, with respect to global sea level changes.

Marcus Schneider
mds0100@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2084

Hometown: Mulberry, Arkansas
Area of Interest: Petroleum Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: TBD

Megha Shrestha
mzs0130@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046H

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

Mark Simon
mes0140@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2194B

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

Tyler Smith
tgs0023@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2082

Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee
Area of Interest: Geoscience Education
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: TBD

Nick Soltis
nas0043@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2080

Hometown: Harmony, Pennsylvania
Area of Interest: Geoscience Education, Geobiology, Biogeochemistry, and Medical Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: Exploring and Measuring the Teaching and Development of Earth Systems Thinking Skills in Undergraduate Geoscience Courses

Greg Steltenpohl
gfs0003@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2074

Hometown: Auburn, Alabama
Area of Interest: Paleoclimatology
Major Professor: Dr. Martin Medina
Thesis Topic: Paleoclimate reconstruction of precipitation from a speleothem in western Cuba

Leah Travis Taylor
lmt0044@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2053

Hometown: Alexander City, Alabama
Area of Interest: Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry and Paleontology
Major Professor: Dr. Martin Medina
Thesis Topic: Reconstruction of paleoclimate and environmental variability from speleothems in Cuba and Central America

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: Sediment Provenance for Carboniferous Ouachita-Arkoma and Black Warrior Basins using Detrital Muscovite 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology

Ozan Turkes
ozt0012@auburn.edu
Office: BEMC 2077

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Area of Interest: Hydrogeology
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: TBD

Kristin Youngquist
kny0002@auburn.edu
Office: Haley 2046H

Hometown: Garden City, Kansas
Area of Interest: Climate Change, Land Use Change, Urbanization, GIS and Remote Sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD



Last updated: 09/26/2019