Post-doctoral Associate


Rudiger P. Escobar Wolf, Ph.D.

Current Graduate Students


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


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)


Samantha Justice, M.S., - Remote sensing for proactive management of slope instability


Mike Mueller, M.S., - Rainfall induced landslide hazard assessment


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


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


Priscilla Addison, M.S., - Rail embankment stabilization needs on the Hudson Bay Railway

Graduated Students


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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Thomas Oommen
Assistant Professor

Room 203
Michigan Tech
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Phone: 906-487-2045
Fax: 906-487-3371
email: toommen@mtu.edu