| ALEKSEY V. SMIRNOV
Aleksey V. Smirnov joins the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences as an assistant professor. Smirnov comes to Michigan Tech from Yale University.
Smirnov holds a PhD and an MS in Geophysics from the University of Rochester.
Smirnov has developed a physical foundations of paleomagnetism course at Yale University. He has also taught Geographic Information Systems: Earth Science Applications, Introduction to Physical Geology, Hotspots and Plate Motions, and Seminar in Paleomagnetism at the University of Rochester, and several courses at Saint Petersburg State University.
Smirnov has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Geophysical Research, Reviews of Geophysics and Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Smirnov’s research interests include the long-term evaluation of Earth’s magnetic field and its geophysical and geological implications, application of paleomagnetism to geodynamics and global tectonics and basic and applied rock and mineral magnetism.
GREGORY P. WAITE
Gregory P. Waite joins the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences as an assistant professor. He comes to Michigan Tech from the United States Geological Survey.
Waite holds a PhD and an MS in Geophysics from the University of Utah. He also holds a BA in Mathematics from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.
His work has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research and the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
His research interests include using seismology to investigate active processes, imaging the magmatic systems of Mount St. Helens using seismic tomography and volcanic earthquake source process modeling, teleseismic tomography and anisotropy of the Yellowstone hotspot and the role of fluids in initiating earthquakes.
Waite is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, the Seismological Society of America and the Society of Exploration Geophysics.