Associate Professor Ilya Buynevich has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award and will teach and conduct research in Estonia from September to November. Read a detailed story on Temple Now. Congratulations and good luck, Ilya!
Our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Rebecca Beadling is one of the climate and oceans experts who contributed to the State of the Climate in 2021, a report published on August 21st, 2022, in the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society. She is the lead author of the section on Southern Ocean for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean chapter of the report. You can download the report from here. Read the CST News release with Dr. Beadling's comments.
She uses "observations and climate model simulations to understand the ocean’s role in the climate system, with a particular emphasis on ocean circulation and processes within the Southern Ocean and their projected changes under continued warming. Given their role in the carb“n and heat budget of our planet, understanding our oceans and how they will evolve will help reduce uncertainty in climate change projections and allow for the development of appropriate climate mitigation and adaptation scenarios.”
Welcome, Dr. Beadling!
Alyssa Griffin (BS, Geology, 2010; MS Geology 2012) will be starting a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Bodega Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Davis in Fall 2022. Congratulations and good luck with the new position, Alyssa!
Jim Berglund (PhD, Geoscience, 2019) will be starting a tenure track position at University of Wisconsin-Platteville this fall (2022). He was hired as a hydrogeologist in the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Congratulations in the new position, Jim!
Victoria Rivera-Banuchi (M.S. in Geology, 2018), currently a Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University, published her master's thesis research in Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets this month. Victoria's work, advised by Dr. Steven Chemtob, demonstrated that iron in clay minerals similar to those detected on Mars may be subject to oxidation by ultraviolet radiation. This work could have significant implications for the interpretation of Mars' mineralogical record and climate history. As a Ph.D. candidate, Victoria has continued her focus on UV-light driven iron oxidation on early Mars, and received a NASA fellowship for this work in 2021. The paper is available open-access here.
Dr. Natalie Flynn
Italia-Eire Foundation Teacher of the Year Award
Dr. Bojeong Kim
Dean's Distinguished Excellence in Mentoring Awards
Congratulations, Drs. Flynn and Kim! Click here for the full list of the 2021-22 CST Faculty Awards.
EES alumnus Kelly Blake (MS Geology, 2011), who is the division director of geothermal office of the US Navy, discusses the Navy's involvement in geothermal-energy development in a podcast interview. Listen to the interview here.
Research on the effect of climate change on invasive plant species in drylands by Dr. Sujith Ravi and his students is featured on EOS, Science news by the American Geophysical Union. Read the news article here.