Earth’s Interior and Surface

Roger Fu

Roger Fu

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Research interests include the formation and interior evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies.  Roger's primary tool is paleomagnetism, which he complements with geodynamical modeling. 

Research Group Coordiantor: Danielle da Cruz

20 Oxford St.
Geo Museum 204B
p: 617-384-6991
Rebecca  A. Fischer

Rebecca A. Fischer

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Accretion, core formation, and composition of the deep interiors of Earth and other terrestrial planets. She combines high-pressure, high-temperature mineral physics experiments with planetary-scale modeling.

Fischer received a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Integrated Science from Northwestern University in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2015.

Research Group Coordinator: Summer Smith

Office location: Geological Museum 204C
Mailing address: 20 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-384-6992
Brendan  Meade

Brendan Meade

Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Affiliate Faculty in Computer Science

Brendan Meade first joined Harvard as Daly Postdoctoral fellow and continued as an Assistant then Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences. 

His research is focused on the geodetic imaging of earthquake cycle processes with an emphasis on the detection of interseismic elastic strain accumulation.  Meade's lab is responsible for deconvolving tectonic and earthquake cycle signals across the Japanese Islands to identify the coupled subduction zone interface that ruptured during the great Tohoku-oki earthquake of 2011.  He holds Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.A. in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Research Group Coordinator: Elizabeth Busky

Office Location: Geological Museum 221
Mailing Address: EPS, 20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

p: 617-495-8921 f: 617-495-8839
Jerry X. Mitrovica

Jerry X. Mitrovica

Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science

Jerry X. Mitrovica joined Harvard in 2009 as a Professor of Geophysics.His work focuses on the Earth's response to external and internal forcings that have time scales ranging from seconds to billions of years. He has written extensively on topics ranging from the connection of mantle convective flow to the geological record, the rotational stability of the Earth and other terrestrial planets, ice age geodynamics, and the geodetic and geophysical signatures of ice sheet melting in our progressively warming world. Sea-level change has served as the major theme of these studies, with particular emphasis on critical events in ice age climate and on the sea-level fingerprints of modern polar ice sheet collapse.

Mitrovica is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. He is a former Director of the Earth Systems Evolution Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and J. Tuzo Wilson Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, where he also received his Ph.D. degree. He is the recipient of the Arthur L. Day Medal from the Geological Society of America, the W.S Jardetsky Medal from Columbia University, the A.E.H. Love Medal from the European Geosciences Union and the Rutherford Memorial Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. He is also a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, as well as a past Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Research Group Coordinator: Marisa Reilly

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Office location: Geological Museum 203B
Mailing address: EPS, 20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-2732, f: 617-495-8839
James R.  Rice

James R. Rice

Mallinckrodt Professor of Engineering Sciences and Geophysics

Theoretical mechanics in glaciology, hydrology, seismology and tectonophysics; physics of earthquakes, ice sheet flow, fluid interactions with deformation and failure of earth materials

Assistant: Virginia Casas

Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office location - Pierce Hall 224
p: (617) 495-3445
John H. Shaw portrait

John H. Shaw

Harry C. Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology and Harvard College Professor

Structure of the earth's crust, active faulting and folding, earthquake hazards assessment, petroleum exploration methods, and remote sensing.

Research Group Coordinator: Elizabeth Busky

EPS
20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office location - Geological Museum 215
p: (617) 495-8008, f: (617) 495-8839
Miaki Ishii

Miaki Ishii

Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Head Tutor

Internal structure of the earth, seismic source imaging, signal processing, theoretical seismology, and geodynamics.

Research Group Coordinator: Marisa Reilly

EPS
20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Geological Museum 202B
p: 617-384-8066, f: 617-495-8839
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Jeremy Bloxham

Mallinckrodt Professor of Geophysics

Planetary magnetic fields, dynamo theory, structure and dynamics of the earth's core and lower mantle, inverse theory, mathematical geophysics.

Research Group Coordinator: Elizabeth Busky
EPS
20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office Location:Geomuseum 201
p: 617-495-9517 f: 617-496-1240
Laura Ermert

Laura Ermert

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Denolle
I am a seismologist interested in ambient seismic sources and the way they illuminate the subsurface to provide us nearly continuous information about Earth structure. I am utilizing ambient noise to study the site response of sedimentary basins, which is an important hazard factor during earthquakes. It may also reveal how sedimentary basins, which underlie many towns and cities, respond to environmental changes.
2020 Jan 15

BiSEPPS Seminar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

GeoMus 204 (McKinstry Seminar Room)

Alissar Yehya, Baha and Walid Bassatne Department of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Energy, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon; Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University 

Title: Influence of fluid-assisted healing on fault permeability structure

Abstract:
Micro-cracks in fault damage zones can heal through diffusive mass transfer controlled by temperature and pressure. The diffusion of pore fluid pressure in fault damage zones...

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Kierstin Daviau

Kierstin Daviau

Post-doctoral Fellow
Fischer Group

My research is focused on understanding volatiles in planetary interiors, with a current focus on nitrogen and nitrogen-bearing phases. I use high-pressure and high-temperature experimental methods to recreate planetary interior conditions so as to study volatile-containing phases in-situ using a variety of analysis techniques. My work aims to better understand how volatiles are incorporated into planetary mantles (both in the Earth and in other planets), as well as how planetary interiors are connected to the surface atmosphere composition through outgassing processes.

2019 Dec 04

BiSEPPS Seminar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

GeoMus 204 (McKinstry Seminar Room)

Chengxin Jiang, Harvard University

Title: TBD

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