Post-doctoral Associate

Rudiger P. Escobar Wolf, Ph.D.

Current Graduate Students

Lauren Schaefer, Ph.D., NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow - Application of remote sensing and numerical modeling to volcanic hazard monitoring

Bonnie Zwissler, Ph.D., - Biomediated Geomechanical Processes for Dust Mitigation and Monitoring at Mine Tailings Impoundments (coadvised with Prof. Eric Seagren)

Renee Oats, Ph.D., - Application of Remote Monitoring Techniques for Civil Infrastructure (coadvised with Prof. Qingli Dai)

El Hachemi Bouali, Ph.D., - Sustainable Geotechnical Asset Management along the Transportation Infrastructure Environment Using Remote Sensing

James Bialas, Ph. D., - A Crowdsourced Knowledge Base for the Damage Assessment of Extreme Events (coadvised with Prof. Tim Havens)

Priscilla Addison, Ph.D., - Remote Sensing Based Assessment System for Evaluating Risk to Transportation Infrastructure Following Wildfires

Michael Sayers, Ph.D., - Spatial Characterization using Remote sensing (coadvised with Prof. Robert Shuchman)

Maria Diletta Acciaro, M.S., - Security against geohazards at the major Enguri hydroelectric scheme in Georgia (coadvised with Prof. John Gierke)

Mike Mueller, M.S., - Rainfall induced slope stability analysis

Massimiliano Marchiori, M.S., - 3D Slope stability analysis

Graduated Students

Priscilla Addison, M.S., - Rail embankment stabilization needs on the Hudson Bay Railway (coadvised with Prof. Pasi Lautala)

James Bialas, M.S., - Object based image classification for earthquake induced damage assessment (coadvised with Prof. Eugene Levin)

Samantha Justice, M.S., - Remote sensing for proactive management of slope instability (coadvised with Prof. Stan Vitton)

Daniel Cerminaro, M.S., NSF Graduate Research Fellow - Object-based earthquake-induced damage assessment using remote sensing

Patrice Cobin, M.S., - Probabilistic modeling of rainfall induced landslide hazard assessment (coadvised with Prof. John Gierke)

Rachel Hetherington, M.S., - Stability of Mount Meager Volcanic Complex (MMVC) in British Columbia, Canada (coadvised with Prof. Benjamin van Wyk de Vries)

Ren Keyport, M.S., - Comparison of pixel-based versus object-oriented classification of landslides using remote sensing data

Bonnie Zwissler, M.S., - Modeling the impact of freeze thaw on cliff recession: A case study of Calvert Cliffs in Calvert County, Maryland

Daniel Smith, M.S., (2012) - Stability and rainfall susceptibility of volcanic slopes on the Chichontepec Volcano in Central El Salvador (coadvised with Prof. John Gierke)

Abhishek Jain, M.S., (2012) - Sampling bias in evaluating the probability of seismically-induced soil liquefaction

Lauren Schaefer, M.S., (2012) - Geotechnical data and numerical analysis of edifice collapse and related hazards at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Patrick Manzoni, M.S. (2012) - Slope stability analysis of the Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, using limit equilibrium and finite element method (coadvised with Prof. Alessandro Tibaldi)

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Michigan Tech
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Phone: 906-487-2045
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