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Geology Alumni 2013

Gabriel AguirreGabriel Aguirre

Mexico

PhD title: Neogene dolphins from New Zealand: implications for the evolution of the family Kentriodontidae

PhD student page for Gabriel

Supervisors: Ewan Fordyce
What is he doing now?: Publishing bursary at Otago, then...  (updated June 2013)
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Andreas AuerAndreas Auer

Germany

 (also former staff)

PhD title: Geology of the Kiwikiwi Formation

PhD student page for Andreas

Supervisor: James White

What is he doing now?: Looking for work in Germany.

(updated August 2013)

Contact Details: aui-post@outlook.de


Nic BarthNicolas Barth

USA

PhD title: A Tectono-Geomorphic Study of the Alpine Fault, New Zealand

Supervisors: Virginia ToyRichard NorrisAlan Cooper

What is he doing now?:Assistant Professor of Neotectonics at the University of California - Riverside

(updated November 2014)

Contact details: nic.barth@ucr.edu


Marco BilliaMarco Billia

Switzerland

PhD title: Strain weakening visco-plasticity in quartzofeldspathic mylonites: A petrological, microstructural and numerical modelling study of the Alpine Fault Zone, New Zealand

Supervisors: Virginia ToyRichard Norris

What is he doing now?: Travelling across Canada before looking for work.

Contact details: marco.billia@alumni.ethz.ch


Callum BruceCallum Bruce

New Zealand

MSc title: Inversion of shallow amplitude anomalies in multi-channel seismic reflection data from the Reinga Basin
Supervisor: Andrew Gorman
What is he doing now?: Geophysicist at Reveal Infrastructure Ltd.
Contact details: callum@revealinfrastructure.co.nz


Beth FoxBethany Fox

UK

PhD title: Climate Change at the Oligocene/Miocene Boundary

Supervisors: Gary Wilson, Daphne Lee

What is she doing now?: Lectureship at University of Waikato in sedimentary geology.

Contact details:bethany.fox@gmail.com


Uwe KaulfussUwe Kaulfuss

Germany

PhD title: Geology and Paleontology of Foulden Maar, Otago, New Zealand

Supervisor: Daphne Lee

What is he doing now?: Post Doctoral Fellow/ Teaching Fellow at the Department of Geology, University of Otago

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Nathalie LefebvreNathalie Lefebvre

Canada

PhD title: Volcanology of maar-diatreme volcanic vent complexes, Hopi Buttes Volcanic Field, Arizona, USA

PhD student page for Nathalie

Supervisors: James White, Alan Cooper

What is she doing now?: Travelling across Canada before looking for work.

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Carolina LochCarolina Loch S. Silva

Brazil

PhD title: Morphology, structure and evolution of teeth in fossil and modern odontocetes (Cetacea)

PhD student page for Carolina

Supervisors: Ewan Fordyce, Jules Kieser (Dentistry Department)

What is she doing now?
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sir John Walsh Research Institute Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago

& Research Collaborator Geology Department, University of Otago and Laboratório de Mamíferos Aquáticos UFSC Florianópolis, SC - Brasil

Contact details:

Phone: +(64) 03 479-5667 
Email: carolina.loch@otago.ac.nz


Felix MarxFelix Marx

Austria

PhD title: The evolutionary relationships and disparity of baleen whales (Mysticeti)

Supervisors: Ewan Fordyce (Otago), Marcello Ruta and Michael Benton (University of Bristol, UK)

What is he doing now?: Research fellow, Department of Geology, University of Otago

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Marshall PalmerMarshall Palmer

New Zealand

BSc(Hons) topic: Timing and conditions of metamorphism in Greenland Group in south Westland, New Zealand

Supervisors: James Scott, Dave Prior

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Tom RitchieTom Ritchie

New Zealand

BSc(Hons) topic: Metamorphism and Plutonism in the Waipuna Valley, North Westland

Supervisor: James Scott

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Matt SagarMatt Sagar

New Zealand

PhD title: Geology, petrology and thermochronology of the Glenroy Complex and associated granitoids, southeast Nelson, New Zealand

Supervisors: Michael Palin, Virginia Toy

What is he doing now? Teaching fellow, Department of Geology, University of Otago

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Matt SmillieMatt Smillie

New Zealand

MSc title: Seismic oceanographical imaging of the ocean S.E. of NZ

Supervisor: Andrew Gorman

What is he doing now?: Technical Assistant, Geoscience Information Services Unit, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals (NZP&M)

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Work: +64 4 978 3176 Matthew.Smillie@mbie.govt.nz


Sam StephensSam Stephens

New Zealand

BSc(Hons) topic: Characterisation of Gold Mineralisation and Geophysical aided Geologic Mapping in the Old Man Range, Central Otago, New Zealand

Supervisors: Dave Craw, Doug Mackenzie

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Claudio TapiaClaudio Tapia

Chile

PhD title: Calibrating the Southern Hemisphere Glacio-Eustasy Record

Supervisor: Gary Wilson

What is he doing now?: 

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