All department faculty and affiliated researchers are available as potential graduate advisors.

Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Lamont Research Professor

Ice sheet dynamics and mass balance; continental dynamics; estuarine processes; linkages between ice sheet processes and subglacial geology.

(845) 365-8827
Lamont Research Professor

Development of theoretical models for processes that affect the solid earth.

(845) 365-8592
Bruce C. Heezen Lamont Research Professor

Marine geophysics; mid-ocean ridges; multi-channel seismics; Hudson estuary.

(845) 365-8895
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Marine geophysics, seismic imaging, submarine active fault systems, mid-ocean ridges.

Lamont Associate Research Professor
(845) 365-8368
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Interplay between large-scale geophysical processes and the microbial biosphere; spatial variations in the tidal triggering of microearthquakes within ridge systems.

(845) 365-8687
Lamont Research Professor

Positional and physical geodesy using space-based and satellite techniques; applications of space geodesy to studies of geophysics, climate, ice sheets, glacier dynamics and kinematics, and the atmosphere.

(845) 365-8425

Global earthquake seismology, including detailed study of individual earthquake ruptures, and the relationship between seismicity and large scale tectonic deformation of the crust and mantle over geologic time.

(845) 365-8427
Lamont Research Professor

Earthquake seismology; geodynamics.

(845) 365-8450
Lamont Research Professor
(845) 365-8674
Lamont Associate Research Professor

The intersection of rock physics, seismology, and geodynamics.

(845) 365-8382
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor


(845) 365-8728
Assistant Professor

For details of my research interests visit jkingslake.

(848) 445-7049
Associate Professor
(845) 365-8604
Lamont Research Professor

Earthquakes in stable continental regions; regional seismic wave propagation; monitoring underground nuclear explosions; observational seismology.

(845) 365-8387
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Using space geodesy, specifically GPS, to study plate tectonics and earthquakes at plate boundaries.

(845) 704-2520
Adjunct Professor

Seismology; focusing on upper mantle structures.

(845) 365-8348
Lamont Associate Research Professor
(845) 365-8616
Adjunct Professor

Gas hydrates and methanogenesis in continental margin sediments; quantitative stratigraphy and the geological time scale; geophysical inversion methods.

(845) 365-8577

Seismology, volcanology, data analysis, inverse theory.

(845) 304-5381

Mid-ocean ridge and rift tectonics.

(845) 365-8730
Associate Professor

Glacial earthquakes.

(845) 365-8613
Executive Vice President for Research

Michael Purdy assumed the role of Executive Vice President for Research on February 1, 2011.

(212) 854-1656
Professor Emeritus

Theory of seismic wave propagation; physics of earthquakes; Earth's inner core; improvements in estimating earthquake locations; monitoring underground nuclear explosions, nuclear arms control.

(845) 365-8389
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Magma chamber dynamics and magma transport; time scales of magmatic processes; subduction zone volcanism.

(845) 365-8635
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Using field work, laboratory experiments, and numerical models to study the evolution of fault structure, strength and stability.

(845) 365-8720
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Earthquake detection, location, repeating events, and velocity changes.

(845) 365-8826
Professor Emeritus


(845) 365-8360
Lamont Research Professor

Earthquake physics; nonlinear dynamics.

(845) 365-8380
Lamont Research Professor

Rifted margins; subduction zones; wide-angle reflection/refraction seismology; multi-channel seismic reflection data.

(845) 365-8818
Lamont Research Professor

Marine geophysics; remote sensing; population and environment.

William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science

Geophysics, planetary science

(845) 365-8714
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

Dynamic fluid flow, from magma migration theory to sedimentary basins and groundwater hydrology.

Lamont Associate Research Professor

Geomorphology, tectonics, sedimentology, hydrology, tropical meteorology.

(845) 365-8742
Lamont Research Professor

Tectonics of sedimentary basins; isostasy; stratigraphic modeling; marine geophysics.

(845) 365-8479
Higgins Professor Emeritus

Earthquake studies, control of nuclear weapons, tectonics, natural hazards.

(845) 365-8880

Marine geophysics

(845) 365-8791
Lamont Research Professor

Earthquake seismology, seismotectonics of active plate boundaries, real-time seismology.

(845) 365-8538
Jerome M. Paros Senior Research Scientist of Observational Geophysics

Marine seismology, ocean mantle dynamics, marine electromagnetism.

(845) 365-8439