Graduate Students

Sujan Raj Adhikari

Sujan Raj Adhikari

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards, seismic microzonation, 3D modelling
Richa Agarwal

Richa Agarwal

M.Sc. Geology, Coursebased - Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Research Interests / Specializations: Microplastics & Geosustainability
James  Alexander

James Alexander

M.Sc. Geology - Dr. Neil Banerjee

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology
Chimira Andres

Chimira Andres

M.Sc. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary and Periglacial Geology, Glacial Sedimentology & Landsystem Analysis of Earth-Mars Analogs
Gabriel Arcuri

Gabriel Arcuri

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Des Moser

Research Interests / Specializations: Geochronology
Ian Arturo

Ian Arturo

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Russell Ashton

Russell Ashton

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology / Ni-Cu-PGE Exploration
Mailyng Aviles

Mailyng Aviles

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Burns Cheadle

Research Interests / Specializations: The Second White Specks Formation of Colorado Group: Insight into Burial Changes and Thermal History
Tom Baechler

Tom Baechler

M.Sc Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic geology - Ni-Cu-PGE exploration
Sara Belontz

Sara Belontz

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Research Interests / Specializations: Microplastics
David Benn

David Benn

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology & Geochemistry
Meryem Berrada

Meryem Berrada

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Richard Secco

Research Interests / Specializations: High-pressure and high-temperature geophysics
Ankit Bhandari

Ankit Bhandari

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Dazhi Jiang

Research Interests / Specializations: Structural Geology, Numerical modelling
Chris  Boucher

Chris Boucher

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismology & Seismic Hazards
James Burley

James Burley

M.Sc. Geology, Coursebased - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Fengke Cao

Fengke Cao

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci, Dr. Roberta Flemming

Research Interests / Specializations: Martian meteorites; XRD; Raman
Juliana Casali

Juliana Casali

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Neil Banerjee

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology
Xueke Chang

Xueke Chang

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Dazhi Jiang

Research Interests / Specializations: Structural Geology
Anna Chanou

Anna Chanou

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Richard Grieve

Research Interests / Specializations: Vitric clast-bearing breccia impactites: their intra- and inter- crater textural variability and geologic correlation
Neeraja Chinchalkar

Neeraja Chinchalkar

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact Craters

David Clark

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Paul Wiegert & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Computational and Observational Studies of Meteoroid Streams
Vicky (Ziyan) Cui

Vicky (Ziyan) Cui

M.Sc. Geology, Coursebased - Dr. Dazhi Jiang

Research Interests / Specializations: Structural Geology
Abd-Erraouf Djirar

Abd-Erraouf Djirar

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sean Shieh

Research Interests / Specializations: Mineral Physics
Elisa Dong

Elisa Dong

M.Sc. Geophysics, PlnSci - Dr. Katsu Goda

Research Interests / Specializations: Earthquake Modelling

Jessica Flynn

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Burns Cheadle

Research Interests / Specializations: Burial and Thermal History Modeling of the Upper Cretaceous Colorado Group, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Foredeep through Back-Bulge Transect

Jesse Francisco

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Research Interests / Specializations: Microplastics
Meredith  Fyfe

Meredith Fyfe

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards
Slavena Galic

Slavena Galic

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Guy Plint

Research Interests / Specializations: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy
Nicolas Garroni

Nicolas Garroni

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact crater geology
Zohreh Ghorbani

Zohreh Ghorbani

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Neil Banerjee

Research Interests / Specializations: Geochemistry
Ana  Gonzalez Flores

Ana Gonzalez Flores

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Jisuo Jin & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Astrobiology and the origins of life
Jamie Graff

Jamie Graff

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Geology
Povilas Grigutis

Povilas Grigutis

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Robert Linnen & Dr. Peter Lightfoot

Research Interests / Specializations: High-grade sulfide mineralization and the variation of high tenor Ni ore in the D3 ore body of Thompson Mine, Manitoba
Minger  Guo

Minger Guo

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Liz Webb

Research Interests / Specializations: Geochemistry
Chunyi Hao

Chunyi Hao

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Neil Banerjee

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology
Joshua Hedgepeth

Joshua Hedgepeth

Ph.D. Geophysics, PlnSci - Dr. Catherine Neish

Jonathan Hey

Jonathan Hey

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Norm Duke & Dr. Desmond Moser

Research Interests / Specializations: A metallogenic study of high grade iron ores on North Baffin Island in the Facies domain south of the Central Borden Fault Zone
Shannon Hibbard

Shannon Hibbard

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Periglacial/Glacial Geomorphology, Earth-Mars Analogs, Geochemistry
Trevor Holness

Trevor Holness

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Brian Hart & Dr. Bob Linnen

Research Interests / Specializations: Mineral Processing, Geometallurgy
Tim Howe

Tim Howe

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Patricia Corcoran & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Stable isotopes of sulfur in pyrite and trace element geochemistry as they pertain to the Sudbury Igneous Complex and host rock
Luke Howitt

Luke Howitt

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Charles Hulls

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

Alireza Javanbakht

Alireza Javanbakht

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards / Liquefaction
Ryan Kahue

Ryan Kahue

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

Research Interests / Specializations: Physics of Induced Seismicity Fracture Processes
Nadine Kanik

Nadine Kanik

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Reconstructing human paleodiet, paleoclimate, and investigating clay mineral interactions with water for industrial/nuclear application using stable isotopes
Stephanie Kobylinski

Stephanie Kobylinski

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology / Gold
Josh Laughton

Josh Laughton

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Precambrian geology of Devon Island, Nunavut

Jumin Lee

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Elizabeth Webb & Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Eric  Lenhart

Eric Lenhart

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Rick Secco

Research Interests / Specializations: Geophysics / Interior of Planets
Yaozhu Li

Yaozhu Li

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Roberta Flemming & Dr. Phil McCausland

Joshua Littleton

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Richard Secco

Research Interests / Specializations: High-Pressure Mineral Physics
Karina Martinez

Karina Martinez

M.Sc. Geophysics - Dr. Katsu Goda

Research Interests / Specializations: Tsunami Modelling
Mike Mazur

Mike Mazur

Ph.D. Geophysics - Dr. Peter Brown

Payam Momeni

Payam Momeni

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Katsu Goda

Research Interests / Specializations: Earthquake Hazard Analysis
Fereshteh Najafi

Fereshteh Najafi

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Negar Nazari

Negar Nazari

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Burns Cheadle & Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

Research Interests / Specializations: Induced Seismicity
Oluwasanmi (Alex) Orole

Oluwasanmi (Alex) Orole

M.Sc. Geophysics Coursebased, Dr. Rick Secco

Samantha Palmer

Samantha Palmer

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Gail Atkinson

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards
Afroza Parvin

Afroza Parvin

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Guy Plint

Rhys Paterson

Rhys Paterson

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Jisuo Jin

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology / Stratigraphy
Amanda Philavong

Amanda Philavong

M.Sc. Geology, Coursebased - Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Environmental Geoscience, Hydrogeology
Stephen Pillar

Stephen Pillar

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Roberta Flemming & Dr. Nigel Blamey

Research Interests / Specializations: Geochemistry of Fluid Inclusions
Nikol Posnov

Nikol Posnov

M.Sc. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Roberta Flemming

Research Interests / Specializations: Molecular Geobiology
Vidhya Ganesh Rangarajan

Vidhya Ganesh Rangarajan

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Livio Tornabene & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Geology, Planetary Surface Processes
Philip Reger

Philip Reger

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci -Dr. Audrey Bouvier

Research Interests / Specializations: Cosmochemistry / Planetary Science

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sean Shieh

Sawyer  Rowe

Sawyer Rowe

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Curtis  Russell

Curtis Russell

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Isotope Geochemistry
Catheryn Ryan

Catheryn Ryan

Ph.D. Geology - Dr. Roberta Flemming

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Geology, Astrobiology
Leah Sacks

Leah Sacks

M.Sc. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Livio Tornabene & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Geology, Impact Craters, Comparative Planetology
Ryan Sawyer

Ryan Sawyer

Ph.D. Geophysics & Planetary Science, Dr. Rick Secco & Dr. Wayne Nesbitt

Research Interests / Specializations: The Effects of Composition, Pressure and Temperature on the Structure of Alkali Silicate Glasses
Mohammadamin Sedghizadeh

Mohammadamin Sedghizadeh

M.Sc. Geophysics, Coursebased - Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

Research Interests / Specializations: Statistical Analysis of Seismicity to Predict Earthquake Occurrence
Jahnavi Shah

Jahnavi Shah

Ph.D. Geophysics, PlnSci - Dr. Catherine Neish

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Surface Processes, Planetary Analogues
Andrei Sharipov

Andrei Sharipov

M.Sc. Geophysics Coursebased, Dr. Katsu Goda

Research Interests / Specializations: Geophysics
Hema Sharma

Hema Sharma

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar & Dr. Gerhard Pratt

Tabetha Sheppard

Tabetha Sheppard

M.Sc. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact Induced Hydrothermalism
Jordan Siewnarine

Jordan Siewnarine

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Liz Webb & Dr. Jisuo Jin

Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Aamna Sirohey

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Ting Sun

Ting Sun

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Brian Branfireun

Research Interests / Specializations: Climate change effects on mercury in wetlands
Matthew Svensson

Matthew Svensson

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Aleksandar Temelkovski

M.Sc. Geology, Coursebased - Dr. Nigel Blamey

James Thayer

James Thayer

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Landscape response to post-glacial climate change
Gavin Tolometti

Gavin Tolometti

Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Catherine Neish & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Volcanism
Ariel Van Patter

Ariel Van Patter

M.Sc. Geology, Coursebased - Dr. Nigel Blamey

Mauritz Van Zyl

Mauritz Van Zyl

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sean Shieh

Research Interests / Specializations: Mineral Physics, Diamond Anvil
Brian Villamizar

Brian Villamizar

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Gerhard Pratt

Research Interests / Specializations: Full Waveform Inversion
Jacob Walker

Jacob Walker

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Ching Pao Wang

Ching Pao Wang

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sean Shieh & Dr. Tony Withers

Research Interests / Specializations: Mineral Physics
Jason Wozniak

Jason Wozniak

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Tianqi Xie

Tianqi Xie

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sean Shieh & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Exploration of the shock metamorphic features in anorthosite from Mistastin Lake impact structure and Apollo samples using Raman spectroscopy

Yusong Yang

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Katsu Goda

William Yingling

William Yingling

M.Sc. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Catherine Neish

Xiaochen  Zhang

Xiaochen Zhang

M.Sc. Geology, PlnSci - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Lunar Geology