Graduate Students (Former)

Francis A. Macdonald

Francis A. Macdonald

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences and co-Head Tutor

Francis Macdonald is an Associate Professor of Geology. His research focuses on the interactions of tectonics, climate, and biological evolution through Earth history.

Office Location: Geological Museum 204C
Mailing Address: EPS, 20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-2236 f: 617-495-8839
Helen  Amos

Helen Amos

Dissertation title: “Toward an improved understanding of the global biogeochemical cycle of mercury”
Advisor: Daniel Jacob
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, Harvard University

Nathan Arnold

Nathan Arnold

Dissertation title: “Atmospheric Superrotation in Warm Earth Climates”
Advisor: Eli Tziperman
Current position: NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University

Nathan Benesh

Nathan Benesh

Dissertation title: "The Mechanics of Fault-Bend Folding and Tear-Fault Systems in the Niger Delta"
Advisor: John Shaw
Current position: Geoscientist with ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Houston, Texas

Kristian Bergen

Kristian Bergen

Dissertation title: “Pleistocene to modern deformation of the central Los Angeles basin”
Advisor: John Shaw

Joe Bernstein

Joe Bernstein

Dissertation title: "Dynamics of Turbulent Jets in the Atmosphere and Ocean"
Advisor: Brian Farrell
Current position: Quantitative Analyst, Tower Research Capital, New York, New York

Atreyee Bhattacharya

Atreyee Bhattacharya

Dissertation title: "Application of the Helium isotopic system to accretion of terrestrial and extraterrestrial dust through the Cenozoic"
Advisor: Sujoy Mukhopadhyay
Current position: Lecturer - Environmental Sciences Program, North Carolina State University

Uyanga Bold

Uyanga Bold

Dissertation title: “Neoproterozoic to Paleozoic geology of southwestern Mongolia”
Advisor: Francis Macdonald

Roderick Bovee

Dissertation title: "Lipidomic and Genomic Investigation of Mahoney Lake, B.C."
Advisor: Ann Pearson
Current position: Chemist at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center

Charles Brankman

Charles Brankman

Dissertation title: "Three-Dimensional Structure of the Western Los Angeles and Ventura Basins, and Implications for Regional Earthquake Hazards"
Advisor: John Shaw
Current position: Director of Geoscience at C12 Energy, Berkeley, California

Ethan Butler

Ethan Butler

Dissertation title: “American Maize: Climate Change, Adaptation, and Spatio-Temporal Variation in Temperature Sensitivity”
Advisor: Peter Huybers
Current position: Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota

Erik  Chan

Erik Chan

Dissertation title: “Stability of Planetary Rotation”
Advisor: Jerry Mitrovica
Current position: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Toronto

Hilary Close

Hilary Close

Dissertation title: "Size-related isotopic heterogeneity in lipids from the marine water column"
Advisor: Ann Pearson
Current position: Asst. Professor, Dept. of Ocean Sciences, University of Miami

Phoebe Cohen

Phoebe Cohen

Dissertation title: "Investigations of Enigmatic Neoproterozoic Eukaryotes"
Advisor: Andrew Knoll
Current position: Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts