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[August, 2018 in central Iceland]
  • Professor and Principal Investigator

    Stephen Mojzsis (email)

  • Visiting Research Scientists & Affiliates

  • Graduate Students

    • Michael Zawaski - (B.Sc. Astronomy & Geology, CU; M.Sc. Earth Sciences, UNC), Ph.D. student in Geological Sciences since Fall 2016 (email)

    • Amanda Alexander - (B.A. 2018 graduate MAGNA CUM LAUDE in Astronomy with a minor in Geology, CU-Boulder, Ph.D. student in Geological Sciences beginning Fall 2019 (email)

    • Patrick Morrison - Ph.D. student in Evolutionary Biology since Fall 2018 (email)

  • Student Assistants and Researchers (2017-2019)

    • Rayssa Martins-Pimentel (B.A. 2018 graduate SUMMA CUM LAUDE in Geology; PROJECT: Santa Fe impact structure)(email)

    • Amanda Alexander - (B.A. 2018 graduate MAGNA CUM LAUDE in Astronomy with a minor in Geology; PROJECT: Late Veneer contamination to Mars' crust)(email)

    • Ari Diddams (graduate of Fairview High School, Boulder; now an undergraduate at University of California Berkeley, PROJECT: Correlated compositions of stars with exoplanets)(email)

  • Our Distinguished Alumni

    • Jennika Greer (B.A. MAGNA CUM LAUDE/M.A. in Geology, now an NSF graduate fellow and Ph.D. student, University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences) (email)

    • Nicole Cates (Ph.D. in Geology; Research Faculty, University of Manitoba) (email)

    • Dr. Michelle Hopkins-Wilelicki (Ph.D. in Geology; Staff Associate, University of Alabama) (email)

    • Dr. Elizabeth Frank (Ph.D. in Geology; Applied Planetary Scientist at Synchronous, Seattle, Washington) (email)

    • Dr. Oleg Abramov (former NAI NPP; Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute; Member of CRiO) (email)

    • Dr. Dominic Papineau (Ph.D. in Geology; Lecturer in geochemistry and astrobiology, University College London (UK)

    • Prof. Dustin Trail (M.A. in Geology; Assistant Professor, University of Rochester; Member of CRiO)

    • Prof. Elizabeth Swanner-Smith (Ph.D. in Geology; Assistant Professor, Iowa State University) (email)

    • Michael Gross B.Sc. undergraduate in Geology, now working with Prof. Julio Sepulveda (email)

    • Jon Adam M.Ed. in Science Education (Boulder Valley School District)

    • Steven Glaser M.Sc. in Geological Sciences (graduated Fall 2010; now Ph.D. student with E. Shock at ASU)

    • Laurie Carmack B.A. in Anthropology (M.Ed. student at University of Oregon)

    • Allison Schaiberger B.Sc. student in Geology (now a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines)

    • Heather Sickels B.Sc. in Geology (freelance writer in Boulder, Colorado)

    • Kelsi Singer B.Sc. (honors) in Astrophysics/Archeaology/Geology; Ph.D. Washington University - St. Louis (now a posdoctoral researcher at the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder)

    • Nick Strohecker B.Sc. in Accounting, Minor in Geology (Robert Half International)

    • John Braswell B.Sc. in Geological Sciences at University of Michigan (2009 UNAVCO Summer Intern)

    • Diana Prado B.Sc. in Geological Sciences at University of Puerto Rico (2010 UNAVCO Summer Intern; now at Ferrovial Agroman S.A.)

    • Sarah Palaich (Ph.D. from UCLA, now back in Colorado doing Science Education)

    • Analisa Maier B.Sc., M.Sc. in Geological Sciences at University of Colorado (Staff Geologist, Apache Corporation, Midland, TX)

    • Ethan Putnam former high school honors student working in our lab, now at Dartmouth College(email)

    • Nick Warren B.A. CUM LAUDE in Geology (email)

    • Wilder Lavington B.Sc. undergraduate in Chemistry/Computer Science (email)

    • Cole Pazar B.Sc. undergraduate in Geology (now at Innovative Energy, Chegg Inc.) (email)

    • Jonathan Oulton (B.Sc. Geology, FSU), M.Sc. in Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, now at Scarpa (email)

    • Jeff Jennings - (B.A. Physics, CU), M.Sc. in Astrophysics at LMU-Munich, Germany (email)

University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder

Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado
Department of Geological Sciences

Graduate Program in Planetary Sciences
Graduate Program in Planetary Sciences within the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences

CU Geophysics Program
Geophysics Program