MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Hannah Mark awarded for their AGU 2016 presentations.
Congratulations to graduate student Hannah Mark who has been awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) for her poster at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union held in San Francisco in December. Hannah Mark receives an OSPA in Technophysics for her presentation Seismic coupling at divergent plate boundaries from rate-and-state friction models. Mark is a PhD candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering studying marine geology and geophysics. Her particular focus is on seismology, fault mechanics, plate boundary processes, and the structure and evolution of oceanic lithosphere. Work with advisor Daniel Lizarralde, focuses on azimuthal anisotropy in the Pacific-plate upper mantle. She is also studying geometric and thermal controls on the seismic cycles of midocean ridge normal faults from rate-and-state friction models with advisor Mark Behn.
Other 2016 winners with ties to EAPS include Kathryn Materna XII '14 and postdoc Daniel Koll.