Bio

How to reach medrt

email: drt<at>uoregon.edu
1272 Earth Sciences
Univ. of Oregon
Eugene, OR, 97403
(541) 346 5576 (office)
(541) 346 4692 (fax)

Education:

  • 1981, B.Sc., Pennsylvania State University
  • 1987, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Professional Experience:

  • 2002-, Professor, University of Oregon
  • 1997-2002, Head Computational Sciences Institute, University of Oregon
  • 1996-2002, Associate Professor, University of Oregon
  • 1990-1996, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon 1987-1990, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1981-1987, Graduate Research Assistant, MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Graduate Students Supervised

  • Andrew Barclay,  Ph.D., 1998, currently at LDEO
  • Robert Dunn,Ph.D., 1999, currently at University of Hawaii
  • Ulrich Faul, Ph.D., 1994, currently at MIT
  • Bill Hammond, Ph.D., 2000, currently at University of Nevada
  • Darwin Villagomez, Ph.D., 2010, currently at CSI, San Diego, California
  • Troy Durant, Ph.D., 2011, currently at Exxon Mobile, Houston, Texas
  • Anne Wells, M.Sc., 2012, currently at Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Matt BeachlyM.Sc., 2011, currently at Symantec, Eugene, OR
  • Kohtaro Araragi, M.Sc., 2012, currently Ph.D. student at Univ. of Tokyo
  • Joe Byrnes, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Gillean Arnoux, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Miles Bodmer, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Brandon VanderBeek, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Ben Heath, Ph.D. Candidate

Post-Doctoral Collaborators

  • David Jousselin RIDGE Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2000
  • Laura S. Magde NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997-1999
  • Bulent Kaypak, NATO Fellow, 2005

Major Research Interests:

  • Seismicity and seismic structure of plate boundaries
  • Mid-ocean ridges
  • Hotspots
  • Subduction Zones
  • Critical Zone Geophysics
  • Magmatic Processes
  • Computational seismology

Oceanographic Expeditions:

  • January-March 1982 MARK I & II, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, R/V KNORR
  • July 1985 TAG, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, R/V KNORR
  • January-February 1988 RAITT, East Pacific Rise, R/V THOMAS WASHINGTON
  • September-November 1992 FARAII, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, R/V MAURICE EWING, Co-Chief Scientist
  • December 1992 FARAIII, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, R/V OCEANUS, Chief Scientist
  • May-June 1996 MELT recovery leg, R/V THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • October-November 1996 MAR Bullseye, R/V MAURICE EWING, Co-Chief Scientist
  • November 1997 EPR Undershoot, R/V MAURICE EWING, Chief Scientist
  • July-August 2003Proto-NEPTUNE, Juan de Fuca Ridge
  • July-August 2003Keck-ROPOS-CanRidge, Juan de Fuca, R/V THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • July-August 2004Keck-MBARI, Juan de Fuca, R/V WESTERN FLYER
  • August 2007, Keck-ROPOS, Juan de Fuca, R/V THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • September 2009, Endeavour Seismic Tomography Experiment (ETOMO)
  • Cascadia Initiative, 20011-2015, Lead PI of Cascadia Initiative Expedition Team (CIET)
  • Nov-Dec 2015, Santorini Seismic Experiment

Field Experiments:

  • February 1998 Oman Ophiolite Seismic Experiment
  • 1999 – 2003  The IGUANA Project, Imaging Galápagos Upwelling and Neotectonics of the Archipelago
  • September 2008, Newberry Seismic Experiment