Students and Scholars

Students, Scholars, and Alumni

Joe Capriotti
PhD Candidate

Joe is developing coupled inversion methods to find reservoir parameters from time-lapse gravity data and applying clustering inversion to recover anisotropic parameters using time-lapse gravity and electrical resistivity data sets.  He has also developed a joint inversion of gravity and gravity gradient data.

Elizabeth Maag-Capriotti
PhD Candidate

Liz is applying the guided fuzzy c-means clustering technique to discrete-valued inversions of gravity, gravity gradient, and induced polarization data sets. She is also developing a gravity inversion using the finite element method to solve the gravity PDE.

Andy McAliley
PhD Candidate

Andy is developing tools to incorporate structural and petrophysical information into geophysical inversion using machine learning techniques. He is applying these tools to electromagnetic and thermal geophysical data.

Andréa Darrh
PhD Student

Andréa is interested in modeling anisotropic conductivity with electrical and electromagnetic methods for use in geologic interpretation. She is also interested in the integration of multiple geophysical data sets in solid earth geophysics.

Zhuo Liu
PhD Student

Zhuo is applying fuzzy c-means clustering algorithm to multiple attributes derived from potential field data for data segmentation and prospectivity mapping. He is also interested in the joint inversion of multiple data sets and its application in mining industry.

Taqi Alyousef
PhD Student

Taqi Alyousuf is a Ph.D. student at the geophysics department. He is interested in the development of multi-physics joint inversion platform using seismic and non-seismic technologies, including transient time domain, magnetotelluric and controlled-source electromagnetic for subsurface and reservoir characterization. Taqi had research experience for the last seven years at Saudi Aramco EXPEC Advanced Research Center.

Nil Parkan
MSc Student

Nil is interested in making more reliable magnetic models for a better understanding of the activities of the tectonic and magnetic field in the past. She focuses on the cases where the remnant magnetization effect is dominant enough to be identified from magnetic data. She is also planning to combine seismic and non-seismic methods to enhance qualitative interpretation of the subsurface.

Hanna Flamme
MSc Student

Hanna is working on a humanitarian project addressing landslides related to the excessive agricultural runoff in Peru. She is using various geophysical methods to investigate how the geology of the region influences the hydrogeology and landslide risk.

He Li
Visiting Scholar

He is developing a directional transmitting antenna for more accurate detection in the urban underground space. He is also interested in information extraction based on correlation superposition algorithm and the related interpretation algorithm development.

Yujing Yang
Visiting Scholar

Yujing is interested in modeling pre-polarization surface/underground nuclear magnetic resonance data used in underground water exploration. She is also developing a joint inversion algorithm of gravity and surface nuclear magnetic resonance methods.

Jessica Derkacz Weihermann
Visiting Scholar

Jessica is inverting airborne gamma-ray spectrometry data for application in mineral exploration and geological mapping. She is also interested in combining gamma-ray spectrometry data with magnetic data for geological studies.


For more more information about each Master of Science or Doctoral thesis written by CGEM Alumni, please see visit our Graduate Theses page.

2019 Zhuo Liu, MSc
2018 Aline Tavares Melo, PhD
2018 Andrew Paré, MSc
2017 Andrea Balza, MSc
2017 Ryan North, PhD
2017 Qian Yin, MSc
2016 Leon Foks, PhD
2015 Susan Guzman, MSc
2015 Cericia Martinez, PhD
2015 Thomas Rapstine, MSc
2015 Jiajia Sun, PhD
2014 Camriel Coleman, MSc
2014 Brent Putman, MSc
2014 Anya Reitz, MSc
2013 Mohamed Abdulla, MSc
2013 Trevor Irons, PhD
2013 Kathryn Martin, MSc
2013 Rachel Vest Woolf, MSc
2012 M. Andy Kass, PhD
2011 Jeff Shoffner, MSc
2010 Kristofer Davis, PhD
2009 Julio Lyrio, MSc
2007 Barry Kirkendall, PhD
2007 Whitney Goodrich, MSc
2006 JeongMin Lee, MSc
2006 David Sinex, MSc
2005 Matthew Haney, PhD
2005 Richard Krahenbuhl, PhD
2005 Sarah Shearer, MSc
2003 Alisa Green, MSc
2001 Qiaoluan Li, MSc