Faculty

The MIT-WHOI Joint Program draws from the resources of two preeminent institutions to form one of the largest oceanographic faculties in the world. Experts in their fields instruct students using personal research and field studies to support graduate education in ocean sciences and oceanographic engineering. Research interests encompass a wide range of theoretical, observational, and experimental approaches to understanding the ocean. Below is a list of faculty members within the Geology and Geophysics Department which conducts research into a wide variety of topics aimed at furthering our understanding of the dynamic processes of the Earth/Ocean/Atmosphere system.

NameArea of ExpertiseWebsite(s)
Ashton, AndrewCoastal Geomorphologyhttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/aashton/
Bernhard, JoanChemocline foraminiferal ecology & physiologyhttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/jbernhard/
Canales, PabloSeismic imaging, Geophysics, Oceanic Lithospherehttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/jcanales/
Cohen, AnneClimate change, Coral reefs, Biogeochemistryhttps://web.whoi.edu/cohen/
Collins, JohnOcean-bottom Seismology; Seafloor Seismic Instrumentation; Structure of Oceanic Lithospherehttps://obsic.whoi.edu/
Condron, AlanPaleo/future climate modeling, AMOC, Icebergs
Das, SarahGlaciology, Paleoclimatology, Polar Sciencehttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/sdas/
Dick, HenryThe Petro-tectonics of midocean ridges, and their relationship to mantle convection and magma genesis
Donnelly, JeffPaleoclimatology, Tropical cyclones, Sea level, Hydroclimatehttps://web.whoi.edu/coastal-group/
Edgcomb, Virginia P.Microbial ecology of oxygen-depleted marine water columns
and sediments
https://www2.whoi.edu/site/edgcomblab/
Evans, RobElectromagnetic Methods and Geophysicshttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/revans/
Gaetani, GlennExperimental Petrology and Geochemistryhttps://web.whoi.edu/gaetani/
https://www2.whoi.edu/site/nenimf/
German, ChrisSeafloor fluid flow, Geochemistry, Astrobiologyhttps://oceanworlds.whoi.edu/
https://www2.whoi.edu/site/treet
Giosan, LiviuClimate, Oceans, Landscapes and Humanshttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/lgiosan/
Guo, WeifuPaleo-proxy, Ciocalcification, Climate impacthttps://www2.whoi.edu/site/guolab/
Horton, ForrestHigh temperature Geochemistry
Le Roux, VeroniqueMantle Geochemistry, Petrologyhttps://leroux.whoi.edu/
Liao, YangPhysical volcanology, Icy moons, Fluid dynamics, Analogue experiments, Hydrothermal circulation
Lin, JianGeodynamics of Mid-Ocean-Ridges and Trenches; Earthquake
Interaction
https://www2.whoi.edu/staff/jlin/
Lizarralde, DanActive-source seismology, Lithospheric evolution, Continental margin processes, Terrestrial to marine
fluxes
https://www2.whoi.edu/staff/dlizarralde/
Marchal, OlivierModels of ocean circulation and tracer transport/Application of inverse methods to oceanography and paleoceanographyhttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/omarchal/
McCorkle, DanCarbon cycle, Sediment Geochemistry, Paleoceanography
McNichol, AnnTracing carbon cycle with carbon isotopeshttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/amcnichol/
Nielsen, SuneIsotope Geochemistryhttps://www2.whoi.edu/site/nirvana/
Oppo, DeliaPaleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanographic
proxies
https://www2.whoi.edu/staff/doppo/
Sohn, RobGeophysical studies of hot springs and volcanoeshttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/rsohn/
Soule, AdamMarine Geology and Volcanologyhttps://www2.whoi.edu/staff/ssoule/
Tivey, MauriceMarine Geophysics, Magnetics and Heat flow  http://deeptow.whoi.edu/
Updated 10/2/19