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R. Linda Martin

 

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R. Linda Martín
Ph.D. Student

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wright Labs
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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Education

  • Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ -  B.S.Ed - Earth Science
  • Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ - Graduate coursework; Antarctica sediment core research 

Research Interests

  • Quaternary Studies, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleoclimatology
  • My research interests lie in the interpretation of past environments of early Homo sapiens in the East African Rift Valley from the Late Pleistocene to Holocene during the African Humid Period. Presently, I am involved in reconstructing the paleoenvironment, paleogeography, and age of strata in West Turkana, Kenya. This research includes facies analysis, tephrostratigraphy, Uranium series dating of paleosol rhizoliths, and ostracod identification to determine paleolake-water conditions and depth.

Courses/Teaching Assistant

  • GEOL 101: Introductory Geology Lab (Fall 2010-2011)
  • GEOL 110: Sea Change (Spring 2011-2012)
  • GEOL 206: Dinosaurs (Fall 2012)

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2011: Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America
  • 2010: American Geological Institute MPP Scholarship
  • 2002: National Space Grant, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Honors and Awards

  • 2012: William & Grace Sparks Graduate Student Research Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and/or Mentoring, Rutgers University Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
  • 2012: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation
  • 2011: Pre-dissertation Travel Award, Rutgers University Graduate School
  • 2011: Arthur D. Howard Award, Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division of the      Geological Society of America
  • 2011: George H. Cook Award, Rutgers University Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
  • 2011: Ford Fellowship Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of America
  • Society of Sedimentary Geology
  • Association for Women Geoscientists

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Craig S. Feibel
  • Dr. Gail M. Ashley
  • Dr. Christoper J. Lepre

Meetings / Abstracts

  • Martin, R.L., Feibel, C.S., 2011, Paleoenvironment Reconstruction of Late Pleistocene to Holocene beds near Lobolo springs West Turkana, Kenya. Geological Society of America Abstracts with programs, v. 43 n. 5 p.247
  • Martin, L., Passchier, S., 2010, Basal Ice Conditions of the Antarctic Ice Sheet interpreted from Oligocene through Pleistocene tills of the Cape Robert Drilling Project. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42 n.1 p.170
  • Passchier, S., Hauptvogel, D., Hansen, M., Faulk, C., Martin, L. 2010, Assessment of East Antarctic ice flow directions, ice grounding events, and glacial thermal regime across the middle Miocene climate transition from the ANDRILL-SMS and CRP drill holes. Abstract presented at 2010 Fall Meeting by Dr. Passchier, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec 

 

Margot Ferencz

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Margot Ferencz
Ph.D. Student

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wright Labs, Rm
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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Education

  •  University of Washington - Seattle, WA.  B.S.Ed - Earth Science

Research Interests

  • Volcanology, Igneous Geochemistry, Petrology
  • My research interests are centered around rift associated volcanoes along the Gregory Rift in central/southern Kenya.

Courses/Instruction

  • Introductory Geology Lab

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2011: Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America
  • 2010: Graduate Student Fellowship, Rutgers University

Honors and Awards

  • 2011: Pre-dissertation Travel Award, Rutgers University Graduate School

Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of America
  • Association for Women Geoscientists

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Carl Swisher
  • Dr. Michael Carr
  • Dr. Mark Feigenson

Meetings / Abstracts

 

Beatriz Elena Serrano Suarez

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Beatriz Elena Serrano Suarez
Ph.D. Graduate Student

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Doolittle Labs
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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Education

  • Ph.D Rutgers University (in course) Master degree in Marine Geology and Geophysics. Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, 2005
  • Bachelor Degree in Geology. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia, 2001

Research Interests

  • Structural geology
  • Tectonic inversion
  • Fractures

Honors and Awards

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia scholarship, bachelor degree.
  • CNPQ grant, master degree, Brazil. Graduated with honors.

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Martha Withjack
  • Roy Schlische

Meetings / Abstracts

  • Serrano, B.E., Niño, F., Goddyn, X., Portela, G. Depositional environment and textural analysis interpretation from FMI images. Ingepet, Lima - Peru, Oct 13 to 17, 2008.
  • Serrano B.E., Niño, F., Ramos, H.D. Stress Characterization using FMI images: An example of Llanitos Field - Colombia, III Oil & Gas Conference - Colombia, Cartagena, February 4 to 8, 2008.
  • Serrano-Suárez, B.E., Barrera, A., Sánchez, N & Kammer, A., The Rol of pre and syntectonic fractures on the Eastern Cordillera Folding, IX Simposio Bolivariano de Cuencas Subandinas, Cartagena - Colombia. September, 2006.
  • Serrano-Suarez, B.E., Morphotectonic Análisis for an Area Southeast of Brazil and its Applications to Colombia, Séptima Semana de Geología e Ingeniería Geológica, Sogamoso - Colombia., September 5 to 9, 2006
  • Serrano, B.E., García, O., Moreno, G. Some Comments about Fracture Characterization using Scanlines and Circular Windows, Séptima Semana de Geología e Ingeniería Geológica, Sogamoso - Colombia, September 5 to 9, 2006.
  • Serrano-Suarez, B.E., Morphotectonic Evolution of Niteroi, Simpósio de Geologia do Sudeste, Niteroi - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005.
  • Serrano-Suarez, B.E., Evolution of the Sinu River Delta. XII Seminario Taller Internacional de Geología Marina y Costera, Santa Marta, Colombia, August 4 to 10, 2003

Publications

  • Suarez, B.E.S., The Sinú river delta on the northwestern Caribbean coast of Colombia: Bay infilling associated with delta development. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Elsevier 2004, V. 16, pp. 639-647

Huapei Wang (王华沛)

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Huapei Wang (王华沛)
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Rutgers University
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.
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Education

2013 (exp.)      Ph.D. Paleomagnetics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.

2011            Certificate in Engineering Geophysics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.

2007            B.Sc. Solid Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China

 

Principal Research Interests

Develop new paleomagnetic intensity experimental techniques and analyze global direction and intensity data

Identify magnetic nanoparticles by using advanced rock magnetic techniques

Image nano-sized magnetic particles by synchrotron transmission X-ray microscopic tomography

Map magnetic signatures of ancient civilization architecture

Design and manufacture new paleomagnetic experimental instruments

 

Research Experience

2007- present      Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A.

                      Research: Paleointensities obtained from Galapagos lavas using different techniques.

                       Advisor: Dr. Dennis V. Kent

                       Committee: Drs. Carl C. Swisher III, Michael J. Carr, Jeffrey S. Gee (Scripps-UCSD)

2004-2007      Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China

Research Assistant: Paleomagnetism, Rock Magnetism and Instrumentation

 Supervised by Dr. Rixiang Zhu

2005-2006      Peking University presidential grants for undergraduate research (Advisor Funded)

    Project on the correlation of mantle plume activities with geomagnetic paleointensity.

     Advised by Drs. Y. John Chen, Rixiang Zhu and W. Jason Morgan

 

Teaching Experience

Summer 2011      Instructor, Introduction to Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism, South China Sea                   Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, May 23-27

Spring 2011      Head TA, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Fall 2010      Teaching Assistant, Introductory Geophysics, Rutgers University

Summer 2010            Group Leader, short course on "Evolution and Geodynamics of the Oceanic Lithosphere" Tongji University, Shanghai, China, August 2-6.

Spring 2010      Instructor, Introductory Geology Lab, Rutgers University

Fall 2009      Instructor, Introductory Geology Lab, Rutgers University

 

Field Experience

Aug. 2012      Winkie drill coring project, Kell drill site, New Jersey, United States

Apr. 2012      Magnetic anomalies of Inca stone architectures, Cusco, Peru (original)

Jul. 2008      Collect basalt cores for paleomagnetics, North Mountain, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Honors and Awards

2012            Richard K. Olsson Award for Excellence in Research, Dept. Earth & Planetary Sciences

2011, 2012      U.S. Visiting Student Fellowships, Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota

2011-2012      Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

2011            Special Study Opportunity Travel Award, Graduate School New Brunswick, Rutgers

2010            Departmental Student Travel Award, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

2008-2009      Rutgers Fellowship for Academic Excellence

2007-2008      Rutgers University Fellowship

2006             Challenge Cup Research Contest, SecondPrize, Peking University

2006             Chinese Academy of Sciences Scholarship in Geophysics, Peking University

2003-2006       Tsang Hin Chi Scholarship, Peking University

2005             Award for Exceptional Creativity, Peking University  (top 1%)

2004            Award for Academic Excellence, Peking University  (top 5%)

 

Memberships

Student member, American Geophysical Union, since 2008

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

6.       Wang H. et al., Magnetic Anomalies from Niched Polygonal Stone Walls of Inca Stone Architectures, (in prep.)

5.       Wang H. et al.,High-Resolution Synchrotron Transmission X-Ray Microscopic Tomography on Marlboro Clay at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary, (in prep.)

4.       Wang H. and D. V. Kent, Paleomagnetic Inclination Flattening Correction for Ocean Drilling Cores, (to be submitted to J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth)

3.       Wang H. and D. V. Kent, A Paleointensity Technique for Multidomain Igneous Rocks, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., (under review)

2.       Wang H., D. V. Kent and M. J. Jackson (2013), Evidence for abundant isolated magnetic nanoparticles at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 110(2), 425-430

1.       Kent, D. V., H. Wang, and P. Rochette (2010), Equatorial paleosecular variation of the geomagnetic field from 0-3 Ma lavas from the Galapagos Islands, Phys. Earth & Planet. Int., 183(3-4), 404-412

Meeting Abstracts and Talks

11. Wang H., D. V. Kent and M. J. Jackson, Evidence for Abundant Isolated Magnetic Nanoparticles at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., December 2012

10.      Wang, H., Paleomagnetic Inclination Flattening Correction for Ocean Drilling Cores ODP Sites 1179 and 884, U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling, summer meeting, June 2012 (invited)

9.      Kent, D. V., H. Wang and P. E. Olson, Correlation of Extrusive Units of North Mountain Basalt and Central High Atlas CAMP Lavas using Geomagnetic Paleosecular Variation, GSA NE Section 47th Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT, U.S.A., March, 2012

8.      Wang, H., D. V. Kent, Paleointensities with Arai Signature Corrections for Multi-Domain Lavas from Galapagos, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., December 2011

7.      Wang, H., D. V. Kent, Arai Signature Ratio Correction Technique for Prevalent Multi-Domain Bias of Paleointensity, MagIC Science & Database workshop, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., September 2011

6.      Wang, H., D. V. Kent, An Integrated Thellier Experiment on Lava Samples to Test Protocols and the Distribution of Paleointensities, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., December 2010

5.      Wang, H., How to Get Reliable Geomagntic Paleointensities Efficiently, Dept. Earth & Planetary Sci. Colloquium, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A., December 2010 (invited)

4.      Kent, D. V., H. Wang, and P. Rochette, Equatorial Paleosecular Variation of the Geomagnetic Field From 0-3 Ma Lavas From the Galapagos Islands, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., December 2010

3.      Wang, H., D. V. Kent and P. Rochette, Paleointensities from Galapagos Lavas Estimated by an Integrated Thellier Series Protocol, Beijing Earth and Planetary Interior Symposium, Beijing, P. R. China, July 2010

2.      Kent, D. V., H. Wang and P. E. Olson, Chron E23r, paleosecuar variation, CAMP volcanism and the end-Triassic extinction event, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., December 2009

1.      Wang, H. B., R. Zhu, Y. J. Chen and W. J. Morgan, Correlation between Hotspot Activity and Geomagnetic Paleointensity. AGU Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), West. Pac. Geophys. Meet. Suppl., Abstract U44B-05, Beijing, P. R. China, July 2006

Instrument Designs and Manufactures

2010-            Continuous Orbiter Magnetometer with Heating Package

2009            Automatic Field Control System for TD-48 Thermal Demagnetizer

2006             Magnetic Mineral Separating System

2005-            Partial Anhysteretic Remanent Magnetization System

2005             Microscope Magnetic Field System

2005             Zero Magnetic Field System

2004             MPMS-XL System Power Delay Protector

 










Zuhal Seker

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Zuhal Seker
Ph.D. Student

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wright Labs, Rm 233E
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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Education

  • B.Sc. from Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Research Interests

  • Sequence Stratigraphy

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Kenneth G. Miller
  • Gregory Mountain

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