Former Faculty

Adam Dziewonski

Adam Dziewonski (1936-2016)
Professor Emeritus
1965, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Academy of Mines and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland
1960, M.S., University of Warsaw, Poland

email: dziewons (at) seismology (dot) harvard (dot) edu

Göran Ekström

Göran Ekström
Professor (1990-2006)

2006-current Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Columbia University

Jeroen Tromp

Jeroen Tromp
Professor (1992-2000)

current Professor of Geosciences and Applied and Computational Mathematis. Blair Professor of Geology at Princeton University



Former Graduate Students


Zhuo Yang

Zhuo Yang
Graduate Student (2016)
2016 B.Sc. (Geophysics), University of Science and Technology of China

Eric Kiser

Eric Kiser
Graduate student (2007-2012)

2007 B.Sc. (Geology), University of Illinois
2012 Ph.D. (Earth Sciences), Harvard University
2012-2016 postdoctoral fellow, Rice University
as of 2018, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona

colleen dalton

Colleen Dalton
Graduate Student (2002-2007)

as of 2018, Associate Professor at Brown University

bogdan kustowski

Bogdan Kustowski
Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2007)

as of 2018, Simulation Data Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Meredith Nettles

Meredith Nettles
Graduate Student (2000-2005)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (1995-1997)

as of 2018, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Columbia University

Jianfeng Pan

Jianfeng Pan
Graduate Student (1999-2004)


Karen Felzer

Karen Felzer
Graduate Student (1998-2003)

as of 2018 Research Scientist at USGS Pasadena

Lapo Boschi

Lapo Boschi
Graduate Student (1996-2001)

as of 2018, Lecturer at iSTeP, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Yu Gu

Yu Gu
Graduate Student (1995-2001)

as of 2018, Professor at the University of Alberta

Wei-jia Su

Wei-jia Su
Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow


Erik Larson

Erik Larson
Graduate Student (Ph.D. May, 2000)

as of 2006 an engineer with ACTA Inc in Los Angeles

Bob Fischer

Bob Fischer
Graduate Student (1997-1998)
changed focus to computer science and received Ph.D. (2003)

as of 2006 postdoc at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Decision Systems Group and performing professionally for Jose Mateo's Ballet Theater

Xian-Feng Liu

Xian-Feng Liu
Graduate Student (Ph.D. March, 1998)

as of 2006 at Citigroup/Citibank, New York City



Former Postdocs and Research Associates

Petros Bogiatzis

Petros Bogiatzis
Postdoctral Fellow (2011-2017)
2010 Ph.D. (Geophysics), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2006 M.Sc. (Geophysics), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2003 B.Sc. (Geology), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

as of 2018, Research Fellow at the University of Southampton

Ahmet Okeler

Ahmet Okeler
Postdoctral Fellow (2011-2015)
2010 Ph.D. (Geophysics), University of Alberta, Canada
2003 M.Sc. (Geophysical Engineering), Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
2000 B.Sc. (Geophysical Engineering), Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Natasha Maternovskaya

Natasha N. Maternovskaya
Research Assistant


Michael Antolik

Michael Antolik
Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-2003)


Rachel Abercrombie

Rachel Abercrombie
Research Associate (1998-2001)

current Research Associate Professor at Boston University

Dimitri Komatitsch

Dimitri Komatitsch
Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate (1997-1999)

current CNRS Research Director (DR CNRS) in the Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics at CNRS/University of Aix-Marseille, France

Hong Ma

Hong Ma
Postdoctoral Fellow

as of 2006 at American International Group, New York City

Misha Salganik

Misha Salganik
Research Staff

as of 2011 at Cytel Inc.

Gideon Smith

Gideon Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow

as of 1998 a research scientist in seismology at Washington University in St. Louis

Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow (1995-1997)

as of 2006 at Bloomberg, Princeton, NJ

Former Undergraduate Students









Daniel Montenegro

Daniel Mendonça Montenegro
Summer Intern, Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (2016)
2013-present B.Sc. (Geophysics), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
2015-2016 Visiting Student (Geophysics), University of Utah
email: daniel.m.montenegro (at) gmail (dot) com

Victor Salles Araujo

Victor Salles Araujo
Summer Intern, Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (2016)
2013-present B.Sc. (Geophysics), University of São Paulo, Brazil
2015-2016 Visiting Student (Geosciences), State University of New York at Fredonia
email: vsallesaraujo (at) fredonia (dot) edu

Cyril Gapp

Cyril Gapp
Summer Intern (2016)
2014-present B.Sc. (Geophysics), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
email: cyril.gapp (at) uni-muenster (dot) de

Akiko Tanaka

Akiko Tanaka
Research Assistant (2016)
2010-2014 B.Sc. (Physics and Geophysics), Kyoto University, Japan
email: akiko.tanaka0809 (at) gmail (dot) com

Samson Marty

Samson Marty
Intern (2015)
2014-present Masters (Geosciences), École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France
2014 Degree (Fundamental Geosciences), Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
email: samson.marty (at) ens (dot) fr

Isabella Gama Dantas

Isabella Gama Dantas
Summer Intern, Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (2015)
2012-present B.Sc. (Geophysics), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
2014-2015 Visiting Student (Geology), College of Charleston
email: dantasgamasi (at) g (dot) cofc (dot) edu

Isabella Lorrainy Altoe

Isabella Lorrainy Altoé
Summer Intern, Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (2015)
2012-present B.Sc. (Geophysics), Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
2014-2015 Visiting Student (Geology), University of Arizona
email: altoeisabella (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu

Xuemeng Lu

Xuemeng Lu
Summer Intern (2015)
2015-present M.Sc. (Applied Geophysics), TU Delft, Netherlands/ETH Zurich, Switzerland/RWTH Aachen, Germany
2015 B.Sc. (Earth and Space Sciences), Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
email: xuemenglu94 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anna Schreder

Anna Schreder
Summer Research Assistant/DAAD RISE Worldwide Research Intern (2014)
2012-present, Undergraduate Student (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
email: anna.schreder (at) gmx (dot) de

Mickey Mackie

Mickey Mackie
Undergraduate Student

Taylor Benninger
Undergraduate Student

sara kowalke

Sara Kowalke
IRIS intern (summer 2011)

2012 (expected) B.S. (Geological Sciences) San Diego State University

Megan Torpey
IRIS intern (summer 2010)

Christian Peccei

Christian Peccei
Undergraduate Student (1999)

as of 2006 a grad student in Engineering-Economic systems and Operations research at Stanford University

Daniel Russakof

Daniel Russakof
Undergraduate Student

as of 2006 a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University

Eva Zanzerkia

Eva Zanzerkia
Undergraduate Student (1997)

as of 2012 Program Director at the National Science Foundation


A list of current members of the group can be found here.

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences / Harvard University / 20 Oxford Street / Cambridge / MA 02138 / U.S.A. / Telephone: +1 617 495 2350 / Fax: +1 617 496 1907 / Email: reilly@eps.harvard.edu