Thread: Graduate student opportunities in Ocean-Bottom Geophysics at the University of Michigan

Started: 2022-11-08 21:23:23
Last activity: 2022-11-08 21:23:23
The Photonics Seismology & Earthquake Mechanics groups at the University of
Michigan are looking for one or two graduate students to study Ocean-bottom
Seismology with Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). Research topics of
interest include earthquake early warning, ambient seismic noise source
characterization, underwater volcanology, sediment transport, and oceanic
flow monitoring. The groups are also developing new techniques to image
fault zones and analyze earthquake rupture processes with DAS. The student
will work in a collaborative environment and get exposure to a variety of
expertise, such as seismology, geodesy, Earth’s structure, lithosphere
dynamics, and tectonics in the department ( The
students will have the opportunity to participate in DAS data collection
and be involved in several projects in the coming years.

Students with a B.S. or an M.S. degree in geophysics, geology, engineering,
physics, or a closely related field are welcome to apply. Programming
experience and familiarity with numerical high-performance computing are
recommended. We will provide students with full financial support.
Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Zack Spica (zspica<at>
and/or Dr. Yihe Huang (yiheh<at> to discuss the research projects
and lifestyle in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Applicants can find more information
about Spica's and Huang’s research at
and, respectively. More general
information about the graduate student application is available at The
application deadline for Fall admission is January 7th, 2023.

Ƶack Spica
Assistant Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan

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