Caltech's Seismological Laboratory, an arm of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS), was established in 1921. It has a distinguished history of leadership in science and serving the public interest. Internationally recognized for excellence in geophysical research and academics and home to outstanding facilities in seismic networks, high performance computing, and mineral physics, the Seismo Lab is an ideal place for study and research. The Lab serves as a focal point for earthquake information in Southern California and the world.
Welcome New Graduate Students
Located primarily in the Seismological Laboratory, the Geophysics Option in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences provides unique opportunities for graduate students to excel in academics and engage in cutting-edge research. The Seismo Lab welcomes two new graduate students, from left to right in the photo, José Luis Garcia-Reyes and Voon Hui Lai.
José Luis obtained his undergraduate degree as Geophysical Engineer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2013 and subsequently he enrolled in a Earth Sciences Masters program at the Institute of Geophysics at UNAM (expected conferral date, 2015). His research interests are focused on the computational modeling of wave propagation, the dynamic rupture of earthquakes and the inverse problems involved. When asked why he decided to conduct graduate studies at Caltech, José Luis says, "I find in Caltech the ideal place to study these fundamental problems due to the global vision that characterizes this institution and by having the opportunity of working with the World leading researchers in the subject."
Voon Hui received her B.A. in Geophysics at UC Berkeley in the spring of 2014. She is interested in observational seismology in which she hopes to use seismic data to further understand the earth structure and various earthquake source mechanisms. Additional interests include exploring application of ambient seismic noise correlation, geodesy and monitoring induced seismicity. When asked why she chose Caltech to pursue graduate studies, "Caltech provides a solid academic foundation and a highly conducive research environment for me to expand my
horizon and contribute in various disciplines within geophysics and
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