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Geosciences Graduate Students



Matthew Christian Adams
mca0035@auburn.edu

Hometown: Union City, Tennessee
Area of Interest: Planetary Geology
Major Professor: Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: Analysis of the Parautochthonous Breccias, Flynn Creek Impact Structure, Tennessee

Michael Barrett
mab0108@auburn.edu

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Area of Interest: Sedimentary Petrology, Isotope Geochemistry
Major Professor: Dr. Haibo Zou
Thesis Topic: Detrital Zircon U-Pb Age Constraints on the Sandstone Provenance of the Uppermost Eutaw Formation in Montgomery, Alabama

Rahul Bhattacharya
rzb0069@auburn.edu

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Applied Geophysics, Gravity and Magnetic Modeling, Tectonics
Major Professor: Dr. Lorraine Wolf
Thesis Topic: Characterizing Subsurface Structural Features of the Bellingham Basin by Gravity and Magnetic Modeling

Khan Mortuza Bin Asad
kzb0065@auburn.edu

Hometown: Khulna, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Human-environment Interactions, Natural Hazard and Disasters, Modeling Risk and Vulnerability, GIS, Geospatial Analysis
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: Development of a Global Social Vulnerability Model for Earthquakes

Connor Cain
cjc0107@auburn.edu

Hometown: Hudsonville, Michigan
Area of Interest: Hydrogeology
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: TBD

Neeraja Chinchalkar
nsc0012@auburn.edu

Hometown: Pune, India
Area of Interest: Planetary Geology, Igneous Petrology
Major Professor: Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: Provenance of impact breccia from surface outcrops and a drill core from the Wetumpka impact structure, Elmore County, AL

Summer Cliff
snc0032@auburn.edu

Hometown: Trevor, Wisconsin
Area of Interest: Natural Hazards and Disasters; Modeling Risk and Vulnerability
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD

Stephanie Courtney
slc0059@auburn.edu

Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin
Area of Interest: Geocognition and Geoscience Education
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: Building better graphs for climate change communication: Evidence from Eye-Tracking

Leticia De Marchi
lzd0034@auburn.edu

Hometown: Campinas, SP, Brazil
Area of Interest: Impact Geology, Modeling
Major Professor: Dr. David King/Dr. Vinamra Agrawal
Thesis Topic: TBD

Caleb Eldridge
cme0014@auburn.edu

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Area of Interest: Geophysics
Major Professor: Dr. Lorraine Wolf
Thesis Topic: Identifying active tectonics in the New Madrid Seismic Zone using LiDAR, gravity, and magnetic modelling

Al Emran
aze0024@auburn.edu

Hometown: Narsingdi, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Remote Sensing, Planetary Sciences
Major Professor: Dr. Luke Marzen/Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: Orbital Characterization of Jezero Crater and NE Syrtis, Mars

Alicia Fischer
abf0018@auburn.edu

Hometown: Ladson, South Carolina
Area of Interest: Hydrogeology
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: The bioremediation of arsenic-contaminated groundwater with sulfate-reducing bacteria

Raeann Garcia
rdg0015@auburn.edu

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Area of Interest: Economic Geology and Geochronology
Major Professor: Dr. Laura Bilenker
Thesis Topic: Petrography, Geochronology, and Geochemistry of the DeLamar Epithermal Deposit, Silver City District, Idaho

Elijah Johnson
etj0011@auburn.edu

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Area of Interest: Geocognition
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: Developing Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Students Using AR Technology

Alamin Molla
azm0203@auburn.edu

Hometown: Bagerhat, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Hydrology, Hydroinformatics, Storm Water Mangement and Modeling, Spatial Analysis, GIS and Remote Sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: Urban Sustainability: Stormwater, Water and Solar Power Aspects of Auburn University, AL, USA

Shifat Monami
sjm0052@auburn.edu

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Area of Interest: Sedimentary Petrology, Basin Analysis
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: Petrofacies Evolution and Detrital Geochronology of the lower Pennsylvanian Pottsville Formation from the Northern Appalachian Basin.

Sharif Mustaque
mzm0208@auburn.edu

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Sedimentology, Petrology, and Tectonics
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: TBD

Jasmin Naher
jzn0035@auburn.edu

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Petroleum Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Stratigraphy
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
Thesis Topic: TBD

S M Shihab Nur
szn0051@auburn.edu

Hometown: Chandpur, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Climate Change and Adaptation, Climate Modeling, Land Use Change, Applied GIS and Remote sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: TBD

Stefan Perritano
sap0025@auburn.edu

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Area of Interest: Geochemistry, Paleoclimatology
Major Professor: Dr. Martin Medina/Dr. Haibo Zou
Thesis Topic: TBD

Mahfuj Rahman
mzr0065@auburn.edu

Hometown: Bogra, Bangladesh
Area of Interest: Contaminant Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geology
Major Professor: Dr. Ashraf Uddin, Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: Field-scale Bioremediation of Naturally Occurring Arsenic-Contaminated Groundwater Using Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Macon County, Alabama

Sandor Ricketts
sor0003@auburn.edu

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica; Belmopan, Belize
Area of Interest: Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology
Major Professor: Dr. David King
Thesis Topic: Correlation of clay beds from oil wells in Belize, with respect to global sea level changes.

Jarrett Roland
jlr0028@auburn.edu

Hometown: Enterprise, Alabama
Area of Interest: Water resource management, urban planning, and GIS modeling
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Chaney
Thesis Topic: Irrigation and Water Use Reporting in the Tennessee Valley Region of Alabama

Megha Shrestha
mzs0130@auburn.edu

Hometown: Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal
Area of Interest: Climate Change, Natural Hazards, Urbanization, Agriculture Irrigation, Applied GIS and Remote Sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Chandana Mitra
Thesis Topic: TBD

Mark Simon
mes0140@auburn.edu

Hometown: Auburn, Alabama
Area of Interest: Fluvial Geomorphology
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Shepherd
Thesis Topic: Sediment Dynamics in Reservoirs

Nick Soltis
nas0043@auburn.edu

Hometown: Harmony, Pennsylvania
Area of Interest: Geoscience Education and Geobiology
Major Professor: Dr. Karen McNeal
Thesis Topic: The Development of Earth Systems Thinking in Undergraduate Geoscience Courses

Greg Steltenpohl
gfs0003@auburn.edu

Hometown: Auburn, Alabama
Area of Interest: Paleoclimatology
Major Professor: Dr. Martin Medina
Thesis Topic: TBD

Jacob Thompson
jtt0026@auburn.edu

Hometown: Spring, Texas
Area of Interest: Detrital Geochronology, Radiometric Dating, and Basin Analysis
Major Professor: Dr. Bill Hames
Thesis Topic: Sediment Provenance for Carboniferous Ouachita-Arkoma and Black Warrior Basins using Detrital Muscovite 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology

Ozan Turkes
ozt0012@auburn.edu

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Area of Interest: Hydrogeology
Major Professor: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee
Thesis Topic: TBD

Kristin Youngquist
kny0002@auburn.edu

Hometown: Garden City, Kansas
Area of Interest: Climate Change, Land Use Change, Urbanization, GIS and Remote Sensing
Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Burton
Thesis Topic: TBD

Ying Zhou
yzz0121@auburn.edu

Hometown: Taiyuan, China
Area of Interest: Economic Geography, Remote Sensing, and GIS
Major Professor: Dr. Luke Marzen
Thesis Topic: Using Remote Sensing and GIS to detect the land use change in the Three Gorges Dam



Last updated: 06/11/2019