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New Mexico State University
Department of Physics

Geophysics & Seismology

Graduate student positions of seismology at New Mexico State University

The Seismology research group in the Department of Physics at New Mexico State University are recruiting Ph.D. students to start Fall 2020. Our research groups offer opportunities to study the Earth’s interior and have a field seismic experiment in Myanmar to study the Indo-Burma subductions zone and its dynamics on the growth of the eastern Tibetan Plateau.
Research and teaching assistantships are available for highly qualified applicants and are awarded in fall of each year. In addition, departmental and college scholarships provide additional financial support for conference travel expenses. Interested students should visit our prospective graduate student webpage and feel free to contact faculty directly via email.

James Ni and Lauren Waszek will be at the AGU fall meetings for more information and consultation!


Dr. Thomas Hearn ( Computational Seismology
Area of research: seismic tomography, inverse theory, crust and mantle structure, nuclear monitoring.

Dr. James Ni ( Earthquake Seismology
Area of research: observational seismology, nuclear monitoring, crust and mantle structure, seismotectonics.

Dr. Lauren Waszek ( Global Seismology
Area of research: upper and mid mantle discontinuities, automated waveform identification, structure of the core.