Congratulations to EAPS Class of 2018

EAPS Education Office
Friday, June 8, 2018

Degrees awarded during the 2017/2018 academic year. Degrees are conferred in September, February and June.


June 2018


Doctoral Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Genevieve E. Brett* Physical Oceanography Larry Pratt and Irina Rypina Chaotic Advection, Mixing, and Property Exchange in Three-Dimensional Ocean Eddies and Gyres
Alissa M. Earle Planetary Sciences Richard Binzel Spectral Mapping and Long-Term Seasonal Evolution of Pluto

Masters Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Ammar M. Alali Earth and Planetary Sciences F. Dale Morgan Novel Approach Towards 1D Resistivity Inversion Using The Systematically-Determined Optimum Number Of Layers
Eric Beauce Earth and Planetary Sciences Robert van der Hilst Study of the Seismicity in the Western Alps by Developing and Applying an Automatic Earthquake Detection and Location Method
Makayla N. Betts Earth and Planetary Sciences Gregory Fournier Gene Transfer History of Carbon Fixation Proteins Constrains Marine Cyanobacteria Divergence Times

Bachelors Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Elisabeth L. Boles Earth and Planetary Sciences Andrew Babbin Natural Variability in Eastern Tropical Pacific Nitrous Oxide Emissions
Lilian A. Dove Earth and Planetary Sciences Daniel Cziczo Investigation of the Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation Potential of Sea Spray Aerosol
Nicholas D. Hoffman Earth and Planetary Sciences Noelle Selin Modeling Methylmercury in Maine's Tribal Meres
Jonathan L. Hurowitz Earth and Planetary Sciences Amanda Bosh Identifying Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae with Kepler K2 Campaign 11 Photometric Data
Alexa J. Jaeger Earth and Planetary Sciences Colette Heald Methane and Carbon Dioxide Cycling in Soils of the Harvard Forest
Taylor Safrit Earth and Planetary Sciences Amanda Bosh Sublimative Torques as the Origin of Bilobate Comets
Mary C. Spanjers Earth and Planetary Sciences François Tissot and Timothy Grove Development of a Leaching Procedure for Isotopic Study of Metal/Silicate Partitioning Experiments

February 2018


Doctoral Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Justin Bandoro Climate Physics and Chemistry Susan Solomon Attribution of Stratospheric Ozone Change and Associated Climate Impacts
Erin E. Black* Chemical Oceanography Ken Buesseler An Investigation of Basin-Scale Controls on Upper Ocean Export and Remineralization
Jimmy Gasore Atmospheric Science Ronald Prinn Quantifying Emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Central and Eastern Africa Through High Frequency Measurements and Inverse Modeling
Daniel M. Gilford Atmospheric Science Susan Solomon The Tropopause Region Thermal Structure and Tropical Cyclones
Niya G. Grozeva* Geochemistry Frieder Klein and Jeffrey Seewald Carbon and Mineral Transformations in Seafloor Serpentinization Systems
Mary E. Knapp Planetary Sciences Sara Seager Toward Detection and Characterization of Exoplanetary Magnetic Fields via Low Frequency Radio Observation
Simone B. Moos* Geochemistry Edward Boyle The Marine Biogeochemistry of Chromium Isotopes
Sharon A. Newman Geobiology Tanja Bosak Taphonomic Studies of Fossil Preservation in Coarse-Grained Siliciclastic Environments
Adam R. Sarafian* Marine Geology Sune Nielsen and Horst Marschall Water and Volatile Element Accretion to the Inner Planets

Masters Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Elezhan Zhakiya Earth and Planetary Sciences Bradford Hager Unsupervised Machine Learning and K-Means Clustering as a Way of Discovering Anomalous Events in Continuous Seismic Time Series

Bachelors Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Sophia E. Tigges Earth and Planetary Sciences Amanda Bosh and Margaret Pan The Relationship Between Centaur Activity and Ring Formation

September 2017


Doctoral Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
John V. Agard Atmospheric Science Kerry Emanuel Dependence of Continental Severe Convective Instability on Climatological Environmental Conditions
Ann M. Bauer Geology Timothy Grove Archean Continental Crust Formation and the Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen
Marianna K. Linz* Physical Oceanography R. Alan Plumb Age of Air and the Circulation of the Stratosphere
Andreas W. Miller Atmospheric Science R. Alan Plumb The Role of Wavenumber One and Two in the Development of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings
Laura A. Stevens* Geophysics Sarah B. Das Influence of Meltwater on Greenland Ice Sheet Dynamics
Yuval Tal Geophysics Bradford Hager The Role of Roughness in Earthquake Source Physics
Matthew W. Webber Planetary Sciences Kerri Cahoy Mapping Exoplanet Clouds and Albedo from Phase Curves and Spectra
Robert S. Yi Geophysics Daniel Rothman Emergent Geometries of Groundwater-fed Rivers
Maria A. Zawadowicz Atmospheric Chemistry Daniel Cziczo Understanding the Chemistry and Atmospheric Particles Using Single Particle Mass Spectrometry

Masters Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Tao Feng Atmospheric Science Paul O'Gorman The Trend of Wind Speed Over the United States During 1998 - 2011
Jamie Potter Earth and Planetary Sciences Bradford Hager The Effects of Fluid Pressure Changes on Fractured Rock Elastic Moduli and Surface Deformation
Anna Rogers Earth and Planetary Sciences Bradford Hager Poroelastic Modeling of Groundwater and Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: Investigating the Effects of Fluid Extraction on Fault Stability

Bachelors Degrees

Name Thesis Field Advisor Thesis Title
Kaylee A. Brent Earth and Planetary Sciences David McGee An Examination of Trace Element Concentrations Across Calcite/Aragonite Transitions in a Madagascan Stalagmite
Allison M. Schneider Earth and Planetary Sciences Glenn Flierl A Comparison of Kinematic and Dynamic Schemes for Calculating Long-range Atmospheric Trajectories

* jointly by MIT-WHOI

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