Graduate Students

Sujan Raj Adhikari

Sujan Raj Adhikari

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

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

Chimira Andres

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Gabriel Arcuri

Gabriel Arcuri

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Des Moser

Research Interests / Specializations: Geochronology
Ian Arturo

Ian Arturo

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Abdullah Aseri

Abdullah Aseri

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Research Interests / Specializations: High Field Strength Elements Deposits in Silica-saturated Alkaline Granite, Arabian Shield, Saudi Arabia
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
Alex Bilson Darko

Alex Bilson Darko

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards
Lindsay Blythe

Lindsay Blythe

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Liz Webb & Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Ramjay Botor

Ramjay Botor

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Neil Banerjee

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology and Geochemistry
Chris  Boucher

Chris Boucher

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismology & Seismic Hazards
Fengke Cao

Fengke Cao

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, 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
Christy Caudill

Christy Caudill

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Livio Tornabene

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact Craters
Anna Chanou

Anna Chanou

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Richard Grieve

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

David Clark

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

Research Interests / Specializations: Computational and Observational Studies of Meteoroid Streams
Alana Crump

Alana Crump

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Soil Geochemistry
Lindsay Debono

Lindsay Debono

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Richard Grieve

Research Interests / Specializations: Evolution and emplacement of the Onaping Intrusion at the Sudbury Impact Structure, Canada
Abd-Erraouf Djirar

Abd-Erraouf Djirar

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sean Shieh

Research Interests / Specializations: Mineral Physics
Ronan Drysdale

Ronan Drysdale

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Robert Schincariol

Emma-Dawn Ferguson

Emma-Dawn Ferguson

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Audrey Bouvier & Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Geochemistry

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
Meredith  Fyfe

Meredith Fyfe

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards
Mitch Galarneau

Mitch Galarneau

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Roberta Flemming

Research Interests / Specializations: Mineralogy, Kimberlites
Slavena Galic

Slavena Galic

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Guy Plint

Research Interests / Specializations: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy
Nicolas Garroni

Nicolas Garroni

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact crater geology

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
Karen Grey

Karen Grey

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Burns Cheadle

Research Interests / Specializations: Stratigraphy, Petrophysics, Geomechanics
Pov Grigutis

Pov 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

M.Sc. Geology Course Based, Dr. Liz Webb

Research Interests / Specializations: Geochemistry
Zhiguo  Guo

Zhiguo Guo

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Audrey Bouvier

Chunyi Hao

Chunyi Hao

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Neil Banerjee

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology
Jordan Hawkswell

Jordan Hawkswell

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski

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 - Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Periglacial/Glacial Geomorphology, Earth-Mars Analogs, Geochemistry
Carolyn Hill

Carolyn Hill

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Research Interests / Specializations: The Gordon Lake Formation, Huronian Supergroup: a Paleoproterozoic sedimentary succession deposited during the Great Oxidation Event
Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Neil Banerjee

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact Cratering
Joanna Holmgren

Joanna Holmgren

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Gail Atkinson

Research Interests / Specializations: Induced Seismicity and Signal Processing
Trevor Holness

Trevor Holness

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

Research Interests / Specializations: Mineral Processing, Geometallurgy
Beth Hooper

Beth Hooper

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Guy Plint

Research Interests / Specializations: High-resolution allostratigraphy of the Muskiki and Marshybank formations (Upper Cretaceous, Coniacian) in the Western Canada Foreland Basin
Tim Howe

Tim Howe

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

Research Interests / Specializations: Sedimentology
Luke Howitt

Luke Howitt

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Brendt Hyde

Brendt Hyde

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Kim Tait & Dr. Desmond Moser

Research Interests / Specializations: Meteoritics
Liam Innis

Liam Innis

M.Sc. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Alireza Javanbakht

Alireza Javanbakht

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards / Liquefaction
Laura Jenkins

Laura Jenkins

M.Sc. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Roberta Flemming

Research Interests / Specializations: Shock metamorphism in Martian meteorites
Giancarlo Jones

Giancarlo Jones

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Desmond Moser & Dr. Sean Shieh

Research Interests / Specializations: Geochronology
Ryan Kahue

Ryan Kahue

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

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

Nadine Kanik

Ph.D. 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
Derek King

Derek King

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Neil Banerjee

Sidhanth Kothari

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Gail Atkinson & Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

Jacob Kukovica

Jacob Kukovica

M.Sc. Geophysics, Hadi Ghofrani & Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Earthquake Hazard Analysis
Sameer Ladak

Sameer Ladak

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismology
Dylan Langille

Dylan Langille

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Roberta Flemming & Dr. Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud

Josh Laughton

Josh Laughton

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Gordon Osinski

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

Jumin Lee

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

Yaozhu Li

Yaozhu Li

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Roberta Flemming & Dr. Phil McCausland

Joshua Littleton

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Richard Secco

Research Interests / Specializations: High-Pressure Mineral Physics
Xi (Lucy) Lu

Xi (Lucy) Lu

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Dazhi Jiang

Research Interests / Specializations: Structural Geology
Stephanie Mabee

Stephanie Mabee

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Elizabeth Webb & Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Paleodiet and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Late Pleistocene Muskoxen Bootherium Bombifrons and Ovibos Moschatus using Stable Isotope Analysis
Cassandra Marion

Cassandra Marion

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Bob Linnen

Research Interests / Specializations: Post-Impact Hydrothermal Systems: Characterization of Hydrothermal Mineralization and Fluids in Two Complex Impact Structures
Mike Mazur

Mike Mazur

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Peter Brown

Zach Morse

Zach Morse

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Livio Tornabene

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact Craters
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
Jennifer Newman

Jennifer Newman

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact Craters
Jamal Nigim

Jamal Nigim

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Stable Isotope Geochemistry and Paleolimnology
Mark Novakovic

Mark Novakovic

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Gail Atkinson

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards
Ellie Owens

Ellie Owens

JD Law / Course-Based M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Bob Linnen

Samantha Palmer

Samantha Palmer

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Gail Atkinson

Research Interests / Specializations: Seismic Hazards
Katharin Pavan

Katharin Pavan

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Guy Plint & Dr. Burns Cheadle

Research Interests / Specializations: Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Kaitlyn Petkau

Kaitlyn Petkau

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Dazhi Jiang and Dr. Des Moser

Research Interests / Specializations: Structural Geology
Alexander  Piatek

Alexander Piatek

M.Sc. Geology Coursebased, Dr. Rob Schincariol

Research Interests / Specializations: Geothermal Energy
Nikol Posnov

Nikol Posnov

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

Research Interests / Specializations: Molecular Geobiology
Cassandra  Powell

Cassandra Powell

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Robert Linnen

Research Interests / Specializations: Economic Geology
Philip Reger

Philip Reger

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Audrey Bouvier

Research Interests / Specializations: Cosmochemistry / Planetary Science

Ricardo Rodriguez

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sean Shieh

Carolina Rodriguez Sanchez

Carolina Rodriguez Sanchez

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Catherine Neish

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Radar Geology / Planetary Surface Processes / Remote Sensing / Planetary Geomorphology
Leah Sacks

Leah Sacks

M.Sc. Geology, 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
Jahnavi Shah

Jahnavi Shah

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Catherine Neish

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Surface Processes, Planetary Analogues
Hema Sharma

Hema Sharma

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

Jordan Siewnarine

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

Reynold Silber

Reynold Silber

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Rick Secco

Research Interests / Specializations: Electrical Resistivity of Nickel, Iron and Iron-Silicon Alloy Melts at High Pressure with Implication for the Thermal Conductivity and Heat Flow of the Earth's Core
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Alaura Singleton

Ph.D. Geology and Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski

Aamna Sirohey

M.Sc. Geophysics, Dr. Sheri Molnar

Mary Spencer

Mary Spencer

M.Sc. Geology - Audrey Bouvier & Tony Withers

Research Interests / Specializations: Ureilites and Planetary Formation
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 & Planetary Science, Dr. Gordon Osinski & Dr. Fred Longstaffe

James Thayer

James Thayer

Ph.D. Geology, Dr. Fred Longstaffe

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

Ramen Tolo

M.Sc. Geology Coursebased, Dr. Liz Webb & Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Gavin Tolometti

Gavin Tolometti

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Catherine Neish & Dr. Gordon Osinski

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Volcanism
Annika Van Kessel

Annika Van Kessel

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Audrey Bouvier & Dr. Bob Linnen

Denis Vida

Denis Vida

Ph.D. Geophysics & Planetary Science, Dr. Peter Brown & Dr. Margaret Campbell-Brown

Research Interests / Specializations: Meteors, meteoroid streams, comets, asteroids
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

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 Coursebased, Dr. Rick Secco

William Yingling

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Catherine Neish

Bidong Zhang

Bidong Zhang

Ph.D. Geology & Planetary Science, Dr. Audrey Bouvier & Dr. Sean Shieh

Research Interests / Specializations: Planetary Materials
Xiaoming Zhang

Xiaoming Zhang

Ph.D. Geophysics, Dr. Robert Shcherbakov

Research Interests / Specializations: Understanding the mechanisms of earthquakes and aftershocks through numerical modelling
Congxi Zhu

Congxi Zhu

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Audrey Bouvier & Dr. Tony Withers

Research Interests / Specializations: Ni isotope fractionation processes associated with Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization in the Zambales ophiolite complex, Philippines
Arwa  Zourab

Arwa Zourab

M.Sc. Geology, Dr. Guy Plint