Mathew Elliot is a technician for the Hydrogeophysics Material Properties Laboratory at the University of Wyoming. Matt is interested in experimental applications of geophysical equipment. He obtained a B.S. in Geology at the University of Wyoming, where he worked in the field deploying near-surface geophysical instruments and was involved in research on the controls of hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. His hobbies include snowboarding, snowmobiling, hunting and exploring.
Taylor Sullivan is a PhD student at the University of Wyoming interested in geophysics for permafrost applications. He earned a BS in Engineering Physics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, while researching a novel geometry for a linear-electric generator in a vertical axis wind turbine. He also earned a MS in Physics from Miami University while investigating reduced-order models of fluid flows over an airfoil for future use in a control application. His hobbies include white-water rafting, canyoneering, backpacking, rock climbing, and rock and roll.
Rodrigo Rangel is a Ph.D. student at the University of Wyoming interested in investigating gases trapped in Arctic lake ice. He aims to understand the implications of the potential gas emissions on the carbon cycle. He earned a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Rodrigo worked for Schlumberger with seismic data processing. He also earned a M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Sao Paulo working with 2D joint inversion of ERT and TDEM data applied to hydrogeology. His hobbies include playing drums, soccer, hiking, camping and backpacking.
Felipe dos Anjos Neves is a P.h.D. student
at the University of Wyoming interested in investigating how different and/or similar is the contribution of the snow melting at individual hillslope units in terms of the watershed scale. He earned a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and earned also an M.Sc. in Geophysics from the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, while working with 2D magnetotelluric forward modeling by using edge-finite element numerical method. He worked for the Seismological Center while contributing to research and also by deploying and maintaining the seismic stations of the RSBR network. His hobbies include playing guitar, riding a bike, playing chess and soccer.
Natalie Smeltz is a M.S. student at the University of Wyoming interested in using geophysics to understand hydrothermal systems in Yellowstone National Park. Natalie earned her B.S. in Geology at the University of Wyoming. As an undergraduate, Natalie worked as a field assistant collecting geophysical data and building time lapse electrical resistivity measuring stations. In her free time, Natalie likes to go camping, rock collecting, fishing, and four wheeling in her Jeep.
Tony Moraes M.S. Geophysics, 2019
Thesis Title: Monitoring non-uniform infiltration of snow melt using time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography
Andrea Creighton Ph.D. Geophysics, 2019
Dissertation Title: Geophysical investigation into the drivers and implications of sub-Lake permafrost thaw
John Westenhoff B.S. Geology (Honors), 2019
Research topic: Using geophysical measurements to reveal the fate of snow trapped in cold-climate dunes, Red Desert, WY.
Maneh Kotikian M.S. Geophysics, 2017
Thesis title: Water partitioning through preferential pathways at the hillslope scale observed using time-lapse ERT.
Annette Hein B.S. Geology & B.S. Mathmatics, 2016
Research topic: Symmetry based frequency domain processing to remove harmonic noise from surface nuclear magnetic resonance measurements.
Nadia Fantello M.S. Geophysics, 2016
Thesis title: Estimating Trapped Gas Concentrations as Bubbles Within Lake Ice Using Ground-penetrating Radar.
Drew Thayer M.S. Geophysics, 2016
Thesis title: Hydrologic partitioning of snowmelt on a snow-dominated subalpine hillslope.