Faculty seeking graduate students for Fall 2023

Below is a list of earth science and engineering faculty from the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory that are seeking graduate students to start in fall 2023. For further information, please reach out to the individual faculty member. More information on the faculty can be found on the department faculty page.

Dr. Wenrong Cao

Seeking a Ph.D. student working on mid-lower crust magmatic and tectonic processes in Trans-Himalayan magmatic belt, and numerical simulation on surface-solid earth interaction.

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Dr. Mike Darin

Seeking a M.S. or Ph.D. student to work on a tectonics and paleogeography project in Nevada/Oregon using geologic mapping, stratigraphy and geo/thermochronology.

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Dr. Michael Gardner

Seeking a Ph.D. student to work on flood hazard assessment. Project will focus on quantifying the erosive and destructive capacity of floods using remote sensing and numerical analysis.

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Dr. Stacia Gordon

Seeking Ph.D. students to work on NSF-funded projects focused on mid- to lower-crustal processes (metamorphism, deformation, and partial melting) in continental magmatic arc systems including the Gangdese Batholith, Tibet, and the North Cascades, USA.

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Dr. Kaitlin Keegan

Seeking a Ph.D. student to work on an NSF-funded project focused on characterizing shallow ice cores at Taylor Dome, Antarctica to investigate firn densification and microstructure.

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Dr. Andrew Zuza

Seeking a Ph.D. student for a project on structure/tectonics in metamorphic core complexes or large-scale thrust belts (Himalaya or Sevier).

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