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Celebrate UTIG: Staff and Student Awards 2022

Celebrate UTIG: Staff and Student Awards 2022

The annual University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Staff and Student Awards, was presented May 17, 2017. Presented by UTIG director, Demian Saffer, the ceremony featured a review of the year, including new hires, recent retirements, research highlights and the achievements of UTIG staff and students.

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  1. MAY 2022 CELEBRATE UTIG STAFF AND STUDENT AWARDS

  2. WE’RE THERE WE SAID HELLO TO NEW COLLEAGUES Daphné Lemasquerier

    Jingxuan Wei Adam Woodhouse Chas Bolton Chris Gerekos Benjamin Keisling OUR LATEST GRADUATE STUDENT COHORT Enze Zhang Joe Sanchez Addison Savage Danqi Jiang COLLEAGUE IN TRAINING Remy Donghyun Kolstad Kim Xiaohua ’Eric’ Xu Phyllis Gesch Jessica Pai Kevin Shionalyn Kaitlin Schaible Shuhua Hu Charles Babendreier
  3. WE’RE THERE AND CELEBRATED THOSE WHO WENT ON TO SOMETHING

    NEW… Gail Christeson Adrien Arnulf Craig Fulthorpe Steffen Saustrup John Snedden* John Gerboc* LESSER-SPOTTED GERBOC *for these, something = more UTIG!
  4. WE’RE THERE WE WERE BACK IN PERSON!

  5. WE’RE THERE WE ACTUALLY TRAVELLED TO #AGU21… …AND #LPSC2022!

  6. WE’RE THERE WE WERE IN THE FIELD pointing at things…

  7. WE’RE THERE ALSO, IN THE FIELD… Our Admin Staff Learned

    to Science! Next lesson, how to point like a scientist…
  8. WE’RE THERE WE STARTED BOLD NEW COLLABORATIONS • “Submersibles in

    the icy deep” (Ginny Catania) • “COLDEX, Earth’s Oldest Ice” (Duncan Young) • “City of Austin Lakes” (Marcy Davis) • “MTMOD Megathrust Modeling” (Thorsten Becker)
  9. WE’RE THERE WE WON AWARDS DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS AGU Outstanding Student

    Presentation Award Andrew Gase SEPM Doris Malkin Curtis Medal John Snedden Best Graduate Student Paper Kevin Meazell Best MSc Student Presentation Abby Varona Best PhD Student Presentation Sebastian Ramiro-Ramirez Gulf Coast SEG Challenge Bowl Ethan Conrad & Edward Clennett STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM First Place Late Career PhD Ethan Conrad Second Place Early Career Grad Patricia Standring Second Place Late Career Masters Abby Varona
  10. WE’RE THERE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Unprecedented Imaging of an Earthquake Fault

    Upper-plate controls on subduction zone geometry, hydration and earthquake behaviour Adrien Arnulf et al. Nature Geoscience
  11. WE’RE THERE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS A new look at Martian ‘groundwater’

    reflection The Basal Detectability of an Ice-Covered Mars by MARSIS Cyril Grima et al. Geophysical Research Letters
  12. WE’RE THERE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS ENSO Patterns in Ancient Climate Variability

    Unraveling forced responses of extreme El Niño variability over the Holocene Allison Lawman, Jud Partin, Terry Quinn et al. Science Advances
  13. WE’RE THERE STUDENT RESEARCH Peter Miller finds anisotropy, not fluids,

    source of low seismicity in subduction zones P- and S-Wave Velocities of Exhumed Metasediments From the Alaskan Subduction Zone: Implications for the In Situ Conditions Along the Megathrust Peter Miller, Demian Saffer, et al. Geophysical Research Letters
  14. WE’RE THERE STUDENT RESEARCH Shuai Yan leads discovery of subglacial

    Antarctic climate record A newly discovered subglacial lake in East Antarctica likely hosts a valuable sedimentary record of ice and climate change Shuai Yan, Don Blankenship, Duncan Young, et al. Geology
  15. WE’RE THERE STUDENT RESEARCH Brandon Shuck solves subduction initiation mystery

    Stress transition from horizontal to vertical forces during subduction initiation Brandon Shuck, Sean Gulick, Harm Van Avendonk, et al. Nature Geoscience
  16. WE’RE THERE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS AAPG Special Bulletin Second Volume Gas

    hydrates in Green Canyon Block 955, deep-water Gulf of Mexico: Part II, Insights and future challenges Peter Flemings & Researchers, Staff and Students of the UT GOM2 Project
  17. WE’RE THERE WE WERE ON TV! (mostly KXAN News)

  18. 40 YEARS Mark Wiederspahn The University of Texas at Austin

    Staff Service Awards Program recognizes the importance of the contributions of loyal and committed staff to the continuing success of the university. STAFF SERVICE AWARDS Donald Blankenship 30 YEARS Harm Van Avendonk 20 YEARS Athma Bhandari 10 YEARS Cyril Grima 10 YEARS John Snedden 10 YEARS Krista Soderlund 10 YEARS Yuko Okumura 10 YEARS Marcy Davis 20 YEARS Nathan Bangs 30 YEARS
  19. UTIG AWARDS 2022 AWARDEES

  20. DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

  21. Peter Flemings Laura Wallace Thorsten Becker Chris Lowery Sean Gulick

    Director's Circle of Excellence
  22. CAREER AWARD

  23. Mark Wiederspahn Career Award

  24. OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT

  25. Shuai Yan Outstanding Graduate Student Simone Puel

  26. OUTSTANDING SUPPORT STAFF

  27. Angela Reyes Jesse Houghton Outstanding Support Staff

  28. OUTSTANDING POSTDOC

  29. Enze Zhang Outstanding Postdoc

  30. OUTSTANDING YOUNG RESEARCHER

  31. Xiaohua ‘Eric’ Xu Outstanding Young Researcher

  32. OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER

  33. Donald Blankenship Outstanding Research Award

  34. ELEANOR PICARD EXCELLENCE AWARD

  35. Ben Hester Eleanor Picard Excellence Award

  36. CONGRATULATIONS! NOW GO EAT!