Outstanding at AGU 2016

Helen Hill
March 14, 2017

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.

Materna who is currently a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley received an OSPA in the Seismology Section for her presentation Measuring Aseismic Slip through Characteristically Repeating Earthquakes at the Mendocino Triple Junction, Northern California.

Koll, who is now a postdoctoral fellow working in the Cronin Group, received an OSPA for his presentation in the Planetary Sciences section Interpreting atmospheric circulations of rocky exoplanets as heat engines.

You can read the full list of 2016 AGU OSPA winners in Eos.

Story image: Courtesy AGU


Hannah Mark

Katherine Materna

Daniel Koll


Outstanding at AGU 2015 

2016 EAPS Presentations

Review the over 100 presentations EAPS members contributed HERE