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Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

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Below is a list of Ph.D. graduates from the Seismological Laboratory at Caltech beginning from 1950. Please report any inaccuracies or omissions to seismo.web@gps.caltech.edu

Year Name Position Institution
1950 Peter Dehlinger (deceased) University of Connecticut
1953 Robert Donald Forester   -
1954 Clarence R. Allen Professor Emeritus Caltech
1954 George G. Shor, Jr. Professor Emeritus UC San Diego
1955 Cinna Lomnitz Professor Emeritus National University of Mexico,
Mexico City
1958
Allan Robert Sanford
Professor Emeritus New Mexico Tech
1960 Edward Flinn, III (deceased) NASA
1961 Ari Ben-Menahem Professor Emeritus
(Comp. Sci. & Applied Math.)
Weizmann Institute
1961 John Helding Healy (retired) U. S. Geological Survey
1961 Robert Alden Phinney Professor Emeritus
(Geophysics)
Princeton University
1961 Stewart W. Smith Professor Emeritus
(Earth & Space Sciences)
University of Washington
1962 Don L. Anderson Professor Emeritus Caltech
1962 Robert Kovach Professor Emeritus Stanford University
1963 Shelton S. Alexander Professor Emeritus Pennsylvania State University
1963 David G. Harkrider Professor Emeritus Caltech
1963 M. Nafi Toksoz Professor Emeritus
(Earth, Atmos. & Planetary)
MIT
1964 Charles B. Archambeau Retired (Professor of Physics) University of Colorado
1964 Shawn Biehler Professor Emeritus (Geophysics) UC Riverside
1964 Armando Cisternas Professor Inst. de Physique du Globe
1964 John K. Gardner Retired UC Los Angeles
1965 Robert Victor Sharp Retired U. S. Geological Survey
1966 Lane R. Johnson Professor Emeritus UC Berkeley
1966 Ta-Liang Teng Professor Emeritus
(Earth Sciences)
University of Southern California
1966 Francis T. Wu Professor of Geophysics SUNY Binghamton
1968 Thomas L. Henyey Professor Emeritus Univ. of Southern California
1968 Richard J. O'Connell Professor Harvard University
1969 Hartmut A. Spetzler Professor Emeritus University of Colorado
1970 Bruce R. Julian Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
1970 Paul G. Richards Professor Emeritus Columbia University
1970 Max Wyss Director World Agency for Planetary Monitoring
and Earthquake Risk Reduction in
Geneva, Switzerland
1971 Walter Arabasz Retired  
1971 James A. Cutts - Center for Space Microelectronics, JPL
1971 David P. Hill Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
1971 Charles G. Sammis Professor of Earth Sciences Univ. of Southern California
1972 Geoffrey F. Davies Professor Emeritus Australian National University
1972 Edward S. Gaffney President G.R.E.
1972 Thomas C. Hanks Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
1972 Wayne R. Thatcher Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
1972 Stephen H. Wolfe Monitor UPCAP UPCAP
1973 Thomas H. Jordan Professor, Director of Southern
California Earthquake Center
University of Southern California
1973 Pierre H. Jungels Chief Executive Petrofina (UK) Ltd.
1973 Jean-Bernard Minster Professor of Geophysics Scripps Institute of Oceanography/UCSD
1973 James H. Whitcomb Prog. Dir., Seismology National Science Foundation
1974 Ralph W. Alewine, III   DARPA/NMRO
1974 Hon. Rex Gibbons Retired Newfoundland, Canada
1974 Peter L. Lagus - Lagus Applied Technology, Inc.,
Escondido, CA
1974 Hsi-Ping Liu Geophysicist U. S. Geological Survey
1976 Charles A. Langston Professor of Seismology and Earth Structure, Director of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information University of Memphis
1977 Lawrence J. Burdick (deceased) -
1977 Robert J. Geller Professor Tokyo University
1977 Robert S. Hart Entrepreneur -
1977 John Dugan O'Keefe (deceased) -
1978 David M. Hadley VP of Engineering Quinton Instrument Co.
1978 Thomas H. Heaton Professor Caltech
1978 James A. Hileman - -
1978 Dan D. Kosloff Professor of Geophysics Tel Aviv University
1978 George R. Mellman VP of Research Insightful Corp
1978 Emile A. Okal Professor Northwestern University
1978 Susan A. Raikes Independent Geophysical Consultant British Petroleum
1978 Seth A. Stein Professor Northwestern University
1979 Rhett G. Butler Affiliate Faculty Hawaii Inst of Geophysics & Planetology
1979 Wai-Ying Chung Associate Professor of Mathematics/Physics Rust College
1979 Raymond Jeanloz Professor, Dept of Geology and Geophysics UC Berkeley
1979 Carl E. Johnson Fellow BAESytems, Spectral Solutions, LLC, Honlulu
1979 Jose A. Rial Professor of Geological Sciences Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1979 Carlos Salvado - Rockwell International
1980 David M. Cole - -
1980 Allen Gillespie Professor of Earth &
Space Sciences
University of Washington
1980 Raymond Jeanloz Professor UC Berkeley
1980 Gregory A. Lyzenga Professor of Geophysics/ Member, Technical staff, JPL Harvey Mudd College, CA
1981 John Cipar Geophysicist U.S. Air Force AFGL/LWH
1981 John E. Ebel Professor, Director,
Western Observatory
Boston College
1981 Joanna M. Vizgirda - Amigos Energy, Dallas
1982 Larry J. Ruff Professor of Geological Sciences University of Michigan
1982 Gordon S. Stewart President Pacific Geophysics, Inc.
1982 Joana M. Vizgirda Associate Amigos Energy Advisors
1983 Eric P. Chael Seismologist Sandia Nat. Lab.
1983 Stephen N. Cohn Dir. of Network Anal. BBN Communications
1983 Keith A. Echelmeyer (deceased) University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1983 Thorne Lay Professor of Earth Science UC Santa Cruz
1983 Hsui-Lin Liu Research Scientist Schlumberger-Doll Research
1983 James C. Pechmann Research Associate Professor University of Utah
1983 Marius S. Vassiliou Member Technical Staff Rockwell International Science Center
1983 Terry C. Wallace Principal Associate Director
for Science, Technology & Engineering (acting)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
1984 Edward J. Corbett - -
1984 Mark B. Boslough Member Technical Staff Sandia Nat. Lab.
1984 Jeffrey W. Given Senior Staff Geophys. Science Application International Corporation
1984 Marianne C. Walck Supervisor, Geophysics Sandia Nat. Lab.
1985 Thomas M. Hearn Associate Professor New Mexico State University
1985 Eugene D. Humphreys Professor University of Oregon
1985 Ronan J. Le Bras Senior Geophysicist Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Org.
1985 Patricia F. Scott - -
1986 Holly K. Eissler Given Director, Ocean Observing Consortium for Ocean Leadership
1986 Stephen Grand Professor University of Texas, Austin
1986 Mark A. Richards Executive Dean, College of Letters and Science UC Berkeley
1986 Sally M. Rigden-Hill Manager, Operations and Resources Molecular Mining Corp., Canada
1986 Christopher O. Sanders - Microsoft
1987 Luciana Astiz Research Scientist UC San Diego
1987 Heidi B. Houston Professor
University of Washington
1987 John N. Louie Professor of Seismology Univ. of Nevada, Reno
1987 Janice Regan Senior Lecturer Simon Fraser University, Canada
1987 Douglas R. Schmitt Professor University of Alberta
1987 David R. Scott Financial Analyst Deutsch Bank, London
1987 John E. Vidale Professor University of Washington
1988 Phyllis H. Ho-Liu - -
1988 Manfred A. Lange Director Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat, Munster, Germany
1988 Christof Stork Entrepreneur, Research Associate Halliburton Inc.
1988 Robert F. Svendsen, Jr. Professor of Mechanics University of Dortmund, Germany
1988 Jiajun Zhang (deceased) -
1989 Marcus Bursik Professor of Geology SUNY Buffalo
1989 Carol A. Polanskey Member Technical Staff JPL
1989 Carol Prentice Geologist U.S. Geological Survey
1989 Stephen L. Salyards Programmer Analyst Supervisor UC Los Angeles
1989 Richard Stead Tech. Staff Scientific Applications International Corp.
1990 William W. Anderson Scientist Los Alamos National Laboratory
1990 Allison Bent - Dept. of EMR, Canada
1990 J. Huw Davies Reader Cardiff University, Wales
1990 Olafur Gudmundsson Research Scientist Australian National University
1990 Shawn Larsen Group Leader Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab.
1990 L. Victoria LeFevre - -
1990 Harold Magistrale - FM Global, Boston
1990 Gregory H. Miller Professor, Applied Numerical Algorithms Group UC Berkeley
1990 Hua-Wei Zhou Professor & Pevehouse Chair Texas Tech University
1991 Robert Graves Research Geophysicist USGS Geological Survey
1991 Lorraine Hwang Associate Director, CIG UC Davis
1991 Scott D. King Professor of Geophysics Virginia Tech
1991 Frank Webb Technical Staff JPL
1991 Lian-She Zhao - Molecular Dynamics
Sunnyvale, California
1992 Andrea Donnellan Scientist JPL
1992 Thomas S. Duffy Professor of Geosciences Princeton
1992 Sally McGill Professor of Geological Science Calif. State University, San Bernardino
1992 Catherine L. Smither Entrepreneur Seattle, WA
1992 David J. Wald Supervisory Research Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey, Golden, CO
1992 Bradley B. Woods - Woodward Clyde Consultants
1992 C. Bruce Worden Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey, Pasadena, CA
1992 Yu-Shen Zhang Research Scientist UC Santa Cruz
1993 Douglas S. Dreger Professor of Geophysics UC Berkeley
1993 Lisa Grant Assoc. Professor UC Irvine
1993 Kuo-Fong Ma Professor National Central University, Taiwan
1993 Linda R. Rowan Director of Govenrment Affairs American Geological Institute
1994 Edward J. Garnero Professor Arizona State University
1994 Xiaodong Song Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1994 Paul J. Tackley Professor ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
1995 Weishi Huang Senior Software Engineer Cisco Systems, Inc.
1995 Monica D. Kohler Research Seismologist/Earthquake Engineer UC Los Angeles
1995 Laura E. Jones Sr. Research Associate Cornell University
1995 Shingo Watada Research Associate ERI, University of Tokyo
1996 Sharon Kedar Research Scientist JPL
1996 Hong Kie Thio Seismologist URS Corp.
1996 Wenbo Yang Senior Engineer Schlumberger Reservoir Completions Ctr.
1997 Guangking (George) Chen - -
1997 Xi Song - Green Hills Software, CA
1998 Xiaoming Ding Principal Technologist Razorfish, Inc.
1998 Craig Scrivner Computer Systems
Administrator/Programmer
Central Washington University
1998 Lianxing Wen Professor State University of New York at Stony Brook
1998 Blair Zajac Strategic Project Lead Akamai Technologies
1998 Lupei Zhu Associate Professor St. Louis University
1999 Kathleen Holland Analyst Xontech (contracting company)
1999 Miriam Jackson Research Scientist Norwegian Water Resources &
Energy Department
1999 Cangli Liu Researcher/Deputy Director Southwest Inst. of Fluid Physics, China
1999 Timothy Melbourne Professor Central Washington University
1999 Jascha Polet Associate Professor Cal Poly Pomona
1999 Igor Sidorin - Deutsche Bank
2000 Emily Brodsky Professor of Geophysics UC Santa Cruz
2000 Jeanne Hardebeck Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
2001 Magali Billen Associate Professor of Geophysics UC Davis, CA
2001 Leo Eisner Purkyne Fellow Inst. of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences
2001 Julie Nazareth Lecturer, Dept of Physics Cal Poly, Pomona
2001 Sidao Ni Professor of Geophysics USTC, China
2002 Chen Ji Associate Professor UC Santa Barbara
2002 Anupama Venkataraman   Exxon-Mobil
2003 Joseph Akins Registered Nurse Keck Medical Center of USC
2003 Shengnian Luo Technical Staff Member Los Alamos National Lab
2003 Matthew Pritchard Associate Professor Cornell University
2003 Patricia Persaud Instructor Geology Cal Poly, Pomona
2004 Javier Favela - Lockheed, Palmadale
2004 Rowena Lohman Assistant Professor Cornell University
2004 Brian Savage Assistant Professor University of Rhode Island
2005 Jane Dmochowski Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs University of Pennsylvania
2005 Kaiwen Xia Assistant Professor University of Toronto
2005 Bill Keller - Anandarko - Geomechanics Specialist Geomechanics International
2006 Anita Ai (Huirong) - Geomechanics International
2006 Ying Tan - -
2006 Qinya Liu Assistant Professor University of Toronto
2006 Debbie Smith Physical Scientist U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
2006 Eh Tan Post-doc The University of Texas at Austin
2007 Zhimeh Yan Research Geophysicist WesternGeco
2007 Alex Song Research Scientist JAMSTEC, Japan
2007 Vala Hjorliefsdottir Assistant Professor Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
2008 Eun-Seo Choi Post-doc The University of Texas at Austin
2008 Chris Dicaprio Scientist Exxon Mobil Ressearch Company
2008 Nathan Downey Scientist Exxon Mobil Ressearch Company
2008 Min Chen Post-doc MIT
2009 Yoshihiro Kaneko Seismologist GNS Science
2009 Carl Tape Assistant Professor University of Alaska Fairbanks
2009 Ozgun Konca Assistant Professor Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
2009 Daoyuan Sun Post-doc University of Southern California
2010 Ravi Kanda Post-doc National Taiwan University, Taipei
2010 Lijun Liu Assistant Professor University of Illinois, Urbana
2010 Sarah Minson Post-doc California Institute of Technology
2011 YoungHee Kim Assistant Professor Seoul National University
2011 Michelle Selvans Planetary Geophysicist Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
2011 Sonja Spasojevic Scientist British Petroleum
2012 Laura Alisic Post-doc University of Cambridge
2012 Daniel Bower Staff Scientist Caltech
2012 Ting Chen Post-doc Los Alimos National Laboratory
2012 Caitlin Murphy Post-doc Carnegie Institute
2013 Thomas Ader - -
2013 Lingsen Meng Assistant Professor University of California Los Angeles
2013 Francisco Ortega Assistant Professor University of Chile
2013 Kristin Phillips-Alonge    
2013 Jeffrey Thompson Senior Staff Scientist Geosyntec