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Education Programs

Principal Advisor for MIT/WHOI Graduate Students:

Garrett Ito, Ph.D., 1996 (now Professor, Univ. Hawaii)
Thesis: "Mantle plume-midocean ridge interaction: Geophysical observations and mantle dynamics"

Javier Escartin, Ph.D., 1996 (now Scientist, Univ. of Paris/CNRS, France)
Thesis: "Ridge segmentation, tectonic evolution, and rheology of slow-spreading oceanic crust"

Jennifer Georgen, Ph.D., 2001 (now Associate Professor, Old Dominion University)
Thesis: "Interactions between mantle plumes and mid-ocean ridges: Constraints from geophysics, geochemistry, and geodynamical modeling"

Allegra Hosford Scheirer, Ph.D., 2001 (now Research Geophysicist, Stanford Univ.)
Thesis: "Crustal accretion and evolution at slow and ultra-slow spreading mid-ocean ridges"

Mark Behn, Ph.D., 2002 (now Associate Professor, Boston College)
Thesis: "The evolution of lithospheric deformation and crustal structure from continental margins to oceanic spreading centers"

Emily Van Ark, Ph.D., 2007 (now Teacher at Washtenaw International High School)
Thesis: "Seismic and gravitational studies of melting in the mantle's thermal boundary layers"

Patricia M. Gregg, Ph.D., 2008 (now Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Thesis: "The dynamics of oceanic transform faults: Constrains from geophysical, geochemical, and geodynamical modeling"

Min Ding, Ph.D., 2014 (now MIT Postdoc)
Thesis: "Lithospheric Dynamics of Earth’s Subduction Zones and Martian Tectonic Provinces"


Research Paper Advisor for:

S.-M. Lee, Ph.D., 1994, MIT/WHOI (now Associate Professor, Seoul National University, Korea)

A. Freed, Ph.D., 1997, Univ. Arizona (now Professor, Purdue Univ.)

R. Katzman, Ph.D., 1997, MIT (deceased)

W. Shaw, Ph.D., 2000, MIT/WHOI (now Research Associate Professor, Naval Graduate School)

J. McGuire, Ph.D., 2000, MIT (now Scientist, US Geological Survey)

Z. Zhang, Ph.D., 2007, Peking Univ. (now Scientist, Institute of Geology, China Seismological Bureau)

J. Zhu, Ph.D., Peking Univ., 2008 (now at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

R. Lataste, CNRS, Toulouse, France, 2003-2005

T. Wang, Ph.D., Peking U. 2011, WHOI Visiting Student (now Post-doc, Tongji University)

T. Zhang, Ph.D., 2011, WHOI Visiting Student (now Scientist, 2nd Insitute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration)

F. Zhang, Ph.D., 2014, WHOI Visiting Student (now Scientist, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Y. Suo, Ph.D., 2013, WHOI Visiting Student (now Associate Professor, Ocean University of China)

M. Tang, Ph.D., WHOI Visiting Student, 2013 (now Researcher, South China Sea Branch, State Oceanic Administration)

Z. Zhou, Ph.D., 2015, WHOI Visiting Student/Tongji University (now Associate Scientist, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

X. Zhang, Ph.D., WHOI Visiting Student/Tongji University, 2016-

T. Zheng, Ph.D., WHOI Visiting Student/Tongji University, 2016-


Supervisor/co-supervisor for WHOI Post-doc Fellows:

C. Ruppel, 1992-93 (now Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA)

T. Matsumoto, 1994-95 (now Professor, Ryukyu University, Japan)

B. West, 1997-98 (now Research Scientist, Exxon Research Center)

A. Li, 2000-02 (now Associate Professor, Houston Univ.)

J. Chaytor, 2006-09 (now Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA)

F. Klein, 2009-11 (now Assistant Scientist, Dept. of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Advisor for WHOI Summer Student Fellows:

E. Smail, Albion College, 1998

K. Wallace, Brown Univ., 2000

G. Applebee, College of Charleston, 2006

R. Barkan, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel, 2007

Y.J. Tan, Lafayette College, 2013


Courses Taught at MIT/WHOI:

Computational Geophysical Modeling (w/ Behn and Marchal)

Computational Geodynamics Modeling (w/ Zuber)

Advanced Marine Geophysics (w/ Tivey & Evans)

Seminar in Oceanic Faulting and Earthquakes (w/ Hirth & McGuire)

Mechanisms of Faulting and Earthquakes (w/ Hirth & McGuire)

Introduction to Marine Geophysics (substitution)