Ronni Grapenthin

New Mexico Tech
Dept. of Earth &
Environmental Science
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM-87801

prospective students

2 PhD/exceptional MS students wanted to start Summer/Fall 2018: Andrew Luhman, Sue Bilek, and I got a proposal funded though NSF Hydrological Sciences to characterize a karst aquifer in Florida using geophysical observations of dynamic recharge events. We're looking for 2 PhD (or exceptional MS) students to start working on this project in the summer/fall of 2018. More details here.

I am always looking for outstanding, motivated, and self-driven students who have a great interest in figuring out what we can learn about the Earth by investigating tectonic processes, which includes earthquake, volcano and glacio-isostatic related deformation. Check my research and publications pages to get an idea of what I've worked on in the past. Don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have a specific idea in mind you'd like to work on. Given some lead time, developing a proposal out of this and seeking specific funding is always a possibility. Keep in mind that our discipline is highly quantitative; while it's not necessary to have any specific geophysical knowledge when entering the program, a strong quantitative background or the ability to quickly patch any gaps is necessary for success (math, physics, computer science, etc).

During my career as a graduate student I was very fortunate to be involved in all aspects of the pipeline of geophysical research: data collection in the field, their analysis in the lab, model development, and interpretation. Developing a deep understanding of possible pitfalls in this process is important to support hypotheses and critically question findings. For that reason, it is my goal to expose students to the full spectrum of research; from data gathering over modeling to interpretations.

See New Mexico Tech's information for prospective grad students as well as application materials here:

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