Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave, New Haven CT 06511
My research interests lie in understanding the properties, structure and dynamics of the Earth’s interior through the use of seismic imaging and complimenting my results with observations and modeling from other geophysical constraints, geochemistry and mineral physics. Much of my time at Yale has been spent trying to understand the dynamics of the lowermost mantle in the vicinity of the African Superplume, using shear wave splitting analysis and modeling these results.
My earlier research, some of which is still ongoing, was focused on better characterizing the structure and physical properties of the mantle lithosphere and asthenosphere beneath continents using Sp scattered wave receiver function analysis and modeling. Looking forward, I plan to refocus my efforts on testing models of lithospheric deformation in the stable continental interior of North America, better characterizing the structure of cratons globally, and improving anisotropic receiver function methodology for both Ps and Sp scattered waves.