Dr. Graham M. Kent is the Director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Previously, Graham was a Research Geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and had been Director of the Visualization Center at Scripps from 2001-2009.
Dr. Kent is a native of Lake Tahoe, California, where he graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1980. He attended San Diego State University, where he studied Geophysics and graduated Valedictorian of the Class of 1985. Sooner thereafter, he entered graduate school at Scripps Institution of Oceanography receiving his Ph.D. in 1992.
After a 4-year-long appointment at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Graham returned to Scripps to continue his work in geophysics, with an emphasis toward seismic studies of extensional tectonics, ranging from magma chambers beneath mid-ocean ridges to fault hazards at Lake Tahoe.
More recently, he led an effort to use advanced visualization techniques to study faulting and volcanic systems. He is married to Stephanie Kent, a Tahoe native, and has two children, Matthew and Christine. Graham was also a NASA Astronaut Finalist, Class of 1996.
Seismic Reflection Techniques, Seismic Instrumentation (OBSIP), 3-D Visualization, Mid-Ocean Ridge Dynamics, Rifted Continental Margins, Walker Lane Tectonics, Lake Tahoe Geology/Climate/Hydrology
Director, Visualization Center at Scripps; Member, Marcus Langseth Steering and Oversight Committee (UNLOS); Member, Lithosphere PPG Committee (ODP). Member, Future of Marine Multichannel Seismics for the Next Decade, NSF
Gary Axen, Jeff Babcock, Neal Driscoll, John Fletcher, Antonio Gonzalez, Alistair Harding, Steve Holbrook, Dan Lizarralde, John Orcutt, Satish Singh, Larry Smarr, Paul Umhoefer, Stephen Arrowsmith, Robert Karlin, Gordon Seitz, Rob Baskin, Danny Brothers, Debi Kilb, Ken Smith, John Louie, and Glenn Biasi.
John Orcutt, University of California, San Diego; Alistair Harding, University of California, San Diego
Robert S. Detrick, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Stephen A. Hussenoeder (WHOI), Eric Hallenborg (Scripps/UCSD), Fiona Sutherland (Scripps/UCSD), Allison Jacobs-Dingler, Jeffrey Dingler (Scripps/UCSD), Danny Brothers (Scripps/UCSD).