Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Earth Sciences (505) 573-4001
University of Oregon


University of Oregon

2013 – present

Graduate StudentPh.D. Candidate

Department of Earth Sciences

University of New Mexico


Undergraduate  Bachelor of Science

Double Major:         Physics and Applied Mathematics

Minor:                     Earth and Planetary Science


Seismic Tomography
Subduction Zone Dynamics
Seismic Anisotropy
Cascadia Subduction Zone
Evolution of the Western US
Dynamic Topography
Plate Fragmentation
Ambient Noise for Hazard Monitoring
Grants Worked Under  

Collaborative Research: Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere System Beneath the Juan de Fuca Plate: Award Number:1333196; Principal Investigator: Douglas Toomey; NSF Organization: OCE Start Date:08/15/2013;

Collaborative Proposal: Understanding Subduction Systems by Linking Anisotropic Seismic Imaging and Geodynamic Modeling: Award Number:1520694; Principal Investigator: Douglas Toomey; NSF Organization: EAR Start Date:09/01/2015;


Bodmer, M., Toomey, D. R., Hooft, E. E., Nábĕlek, J., & Braunmiller, J. (2015). Seismic anisotropy beneath the Juan de Fuca plate system: Evidence for heterogeneous mantle flow. Geology, 43(12), 1095-1098.

Bodmer, M., Toomey, D. R., Hooft, E. E., & Schmandt, B. (2018). Buoyant Asthenosphere Beneath Cascadia Influences Megathrust Segmentation. Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (14), 6954-6962.

Bodmer, M., Toomey, D. R., Roering, J., Karlstrom, L. (In Review) Asthenospheric buoyancy and the origin of high-relief topography along the Cascadia forearc. Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Lynner, C., & Bodmer, M. (2017). Mantle flow along the eastern North American margin inferred from shear wave splitting. Geology, 45(10), 867-870.

Thomas, A., Spica, Z., Bodmer, M., Schulz, W., Roering, J., (In Revision). Using a dense seismic array to determine resonances and structure of the Two Towers earthflow in northern California. Geophysical Research Letters

Hooft, E.E., Nomikou, P., Toomey, D.R., Lampridou, D., Getz, C., Christopoulou, M.E., O’Hara, D., Arnoux, G.M., Bodmer, M., Gray, M. and Heath, B.A., (2017). Backarc tectonism, volcanism, and mass wasting shape seafloor morphology in the Santorini-Christiana-Amorgos region of the Hellenic Volcanic Arc. Tectonophysics712, pp.396-414.

Bodmer, M., Phan, N., Gold, M., Loomba, D., Matthews, J. A. J., Rielage, K. (2014). Measurement of Optical Attenuation in Acrylic Light Guides for a Dark Matter Detector, Journal of Instrumentation,9(02), P02002.

Bodmer, M., Giuliani, F., Gold, M., Christou, A., & Batygov, M. (2013). Design of an active magnetic field compensation system for MiniCLEAN. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 697, 99-106.

  Akashi-Ronquest, M., Amaudruz, P. A., Batygov, M., Beltran, B., Bodmer, M., Boulay, M. G., … & Caldwell, T. (2015). Improving photoelectron counting and particle identification in scintillation detectors with Bayesian techniques. Astroparticle Physics65, 40-54.

Rielage, K., Akashi-Ronquest, M., Bodmer, M., Bourque, R., Buck, B., Butcher, A., … & Formaggio, J. A. (2015). Update on the MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment. Physics Procedia61, 144-152.

Broader impacts & Service

Bodmer, M. and Toomey, D. R., (2018) Parts of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia fault are more seismically active than others – new imaging data suggests why. The Conversation

§  Republished on Scientific America, Daily Mail, and RealClearScience (>100,000 readers)

Media Coverage:

The Register Guard (2018) – Why Eugene-Springfield might be at lower risk from a Cascadia quake

Temblor (2018) – New findings clarify the seismic risk in the Pacific Northwest

AroundtheO (2018) – Research sheds new light on tensions along the Cascadia fault

Peer Reviewer:

Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2019)

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (2018)

Education Outreach:

Summer Engagement Program, Pleasant Hill Public Library (2019)

Slinky Seismometers in Schools, Pleasant Hill High School (2018)









SSA Meeting (Talk)  –  Current Research in EEPS Seminar – Rice (Invited Talk)

AGU Annual Meeting (Poster)  –  IRIS Workshop (Poster)

AGU Annual Meeting (Talk)  –  Ocean Bottom Seismology Symposium (Poster)  –  Earthscope National Meeting (Poster)

Mendocino Triple Junction Observatory – Synthesis Workshop (Poster/Talk)  –  IRIS Workshop (Poster)    

Gordon Research Conference (Invited Talk/Poster)  –  GeoPRISMS TEI (Poster)  –  OBSIP Symposium (Poster)

AGU Annual Meeting (Poster)  –  Amphibious Array Workshop (Poster)
















Graduate Teaching Assistant

Geology 510: Signal Processing

Geology 515: Field Geophysics – Geology 306: Volcanos and Earthquakes

Geology 315 Lab: Earth Physics

Geology 202 Lab: Surface and Environmental Geology – Geology 307 Assistant: Oceanography

Geology 202 Lab: Surface and Environmental Geology – Geology 203 Lab: Evolution of the Earth – Geology 363 Assistant: MATLAB for Earth Sciences

Geology 101 Lab: Earths Dynamic Interior



Teaching Science Seminar – Science Literacy Program (10-week course)



Led two undergraduate students in analysis of teleseismic delay times from Alaskan seismic data




2017, 16, 15






Finalist – 3 Minute Thesis Competition

UO Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship

UO Department of Earth Sciences Awards: Johnston fund scholarship for geophysics research

UO Department of Earth Sciences Awards: Excellence in research and teaching

Best Student Poster: GeoPRISMS Theoretical  & Experimental Institute

Outstanding Student Paper Award: AGU Annual Meeting

1st Place (Physics Poster): University of New Mexico Undergraduate Research Conference

2nd Place (Oral Presentation): University of New Mexico Undergraduate Research Conference





In-house Seismic NetOps workshop/training – PNSN

IRIS-EarthScope USArray Data Processing and Analysis Short Course

Statistical and Applied Mathematics Institute’s Undergraduate Research Conference

field Experience

2019, 18, 17

2018, 16









Station maintenance/installation for the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (several day trips)

2D Refraction experiment for Eugene Water and Electric Board (1 day)

Mt. Hood array, Field hand: Seismic nodal deployment (4 days)

Two Towers array; Experiment designer and field lead: Seismic nodal deployment on a slow-moving earthflow (4 days)

PROTEUS Cruise, Science party member: Active source ocean bottom seismometer experiment at Santorini volcano (4 weeks)

Mendocino Supplementary Array to the Cascadia Initiative: Deploying Seismometers in Northern California (3 days)

Cascadia Initiative cruise: Deploying ocean bottom seismometers on the Juan de Fuca (2 weeks)