Ronni Grapenthin

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Geophysical Institute
2156 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK-99775

prospective students

I am always looking for outstanding, motivated, quantitative, and self-driven students who have a great interest in figuring out what we can learn about the Earth by investigating tectonic processes, which includes earthquake, volcano and glacio-isostatic related deformation. Check my research and publications pages to get an idea of what I've worked on in the past. Don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have a specific idea in mind you'd like to work on. Given some lead time, developing a proposal out of this and seeking specific funding is always a possibility. Keep in mind that our discipline is highly quantitative; while it's not necessary to have any specific geophysical knowledge when entering the program, a strong quantitative background or the ability to quickly patch any gaps is instrumental for success (math, physics, computer science, etc).

Currently, I have two funded opportunities: (1) for a PhD student to work on seismic and geodetic data for a network on Erebus Volcano in Antarctica and (2) for a PhD student to work on volcanic eruption models for Alaska. Please get in touch with me if you are interested to learn more about this.

During my career as a graduate student I was very fortunate to be involved in all aspects of the pipeline of geophysical research: data collection in the field, their analysis in the lab, model development, and interpretation. Developing a deep understanding of possible pitfalls in this process is important to support hypotheses and critically question findings. For that reason, it is my goal to expose students to the full spectrum of research; from data gathering over modeling to interpretations.

See UAF's information for prospective grad students as well as application materials here:

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