Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
I am interested in the structure and dynamics of the lowermost mantle, focusing mainly on seismic anisotropy. For my first project (advised by Maureen D. Long), I combine computational and observational techniques. I follow two separate (though closely connected) research branches for my thesis:
1. I use the AxiSEM3D waveform modeling code to better understand how seismic anisotropy manifests itself in seismic observations. This branch is mainly focused on method development/improvement and its subsequent application to real data with a strong computational focus.
2. I am also involved in a collaborative project that analyses SmKS waves to understand the lowermost mantle and outer core. Though this project is closely connected to my other work, it is mainly driven by real-data observations.
Overall, the main research question for my PhD work can be best put as “How does lowermost mantle anisotropy manifest itself in the seismic observations and how can we best measure it?”
For my minor project, adivsed by David AD Evans, I worked on reconciling supercontinent cycle models with ancient subduction zones. This project was primarily modeling-focused.
For my latest publications, please check my Google Scholar.
If your institution does not provide access to any of my publications, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to share my research.