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Bureau-supported Current Students

The 17 students listed below are currently being supported by the bureau, through our role as advisors or committee members, with financial resources, and/or with field logistical resources.

(In alphabetical order by last name. If there are corrections or additions that should be made to this list, please contact Nelia Dunbar.)

  1. Heather Barnes

    Masters — (expected) 2017, New Mexico Tech
    Thesis:
    Electrical Methods and Fault Zone Permeability and Cementation
    Advisors:
    Spinelli (advisor), Mozley and Rinehart
  2. Reid Brown

    Masters — (expected) 2017, Hydrology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Thesis:
    Geochemistry and Transport of Uranium-Bearing Dust at Jackpile Mine, Laguna, NM
    Advisors:
    Cadol, Frey, Harrison, Walder
  3. Eda Celep

    Masters — (expected) 2017, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Thesis:
    Lithofacies analysis of the Sierra Ladrones Formation near the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters (southern Albuquerque Basin, N.M.): Implications for Cliff fault activity in the early Pleistocene
    Advisors:
    Koning, Love, Van Wijk, Axen
  4. Jenna Donatelli

    Masters — 2016, Geology, NMT
    Thesis:
    Dedolomite and other diagenesis in the backreef setting of the Permian reef formation in Dark Canyon, New Mexico.
    Advisors:
    Broadhead, Mozley, Ulmer-Scholle
    Jenna works in an analytical laboratory off the coast of artic Norway.
  5. David Ketchum

    Masters — 2016, NMT
    Thesis:
    High-Resolution Estimation of Groundwater Recharge for the Entire State of New Mexico Using a Soil-Water-Balance Model
    Advisors:
    Newton, Phillips, Hendrickx
  6. Yitian (Tina) Li

    Masters — (expected) 2017, Geochemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Thesis:
    Evaluation of long-term leaching tests on uranium-bearing waste material from the Grants Mineral District in New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Walder, Frey, Harrison, Maher
  7. Tiffany Luterbach

    Masters — 2016, NMT
    Thesis:
    Trace element analysis of placer gold samples
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Dunbar, and Mojtabai
  8. Peter ReVelle

    Masters — 2016, NMT
    Thesis:
    Evapotranspiration in Mountain Terrain - Applying Topographic-Based Energy Constraints to Evaluate the Distribution of Water Fluxes and Effects of Vegetation Cover Change
    Advisors:
    Newton, Phillips, Hendrickx
  9. Kylian Robinson

    Masters — 2016, NMT
    Thesis:
    Characterize the shallow aquifer system in the vicinity of the Village of Questa, New Mexico, in the context of considerable historical studies
    Advisors:
    Phillips, Person, Johnson??
  10. Alanna Robison

    Masters — (expected) 2017, NMT
    Thesis:
    Geochronology of alkaline intrusive rocks and their relationship to Fluorite-REE mineralization in the Gallinas Mountains, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Lueth, McIntosh, Maher
  11. Marcus Silva

    Masters — (expected) 2018, Mineral Engineering, NMT
    Thesis:
    Characterization, mineralogy and chemistry of mine wastes from mines in New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojtabai
    Marcus has a B.S. in Environmental Geology from the University of California, Santa Cruz
  12. Philip Simmons

    Masters — 2016, New Mexico Tech
    Thesis:
    Temperature constraints and the effect of fluid flow on the formation of the Jones Camp dike and associated rocks, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Lueth, Maher, Bonamici
  13. Lani Tsinnajinnie

    PhD — (expected) 2017, New Mexico Tech
    Dissertation:
    Impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Chuska Mountains
    Advisors:
    Wilson, Frisbee, Crossey, Cadol, Rinehart, Person
  14. Ashlyne Winton

    Masters — (expected) 2017, NMT
    Thesis:
    The Characterization of legacy uranium mines in New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Walder, McLemore, Mojtabai
  15. Zhidi Wu

    Masters — (expected) 2018, New Mexico Tech
    Thesis:
    Effect of CO2-brine-rock interactions on the strength of sandstones at reservoir conditions
    Advisors:
    Luhmann, Mozley, and Rinehart
  16. Fei (Esther) Xu

    Masters — (expected) 2018, NMT
    Thesis:
    Modeling Focused Recharge Through Ephemeral Streams for the Entire Sate of New Mexico
    Advisors:
    Newton, Phillips, Cadol
  17. William Zutah

    Masters — (expected) 2017, NMT
    Thesis:
    Mineral Resources Evaluation and Environmental Impact Assessment Mines in the Rosedale District, Socorro County, New Mexico
    Advisors:
    McLemore, Mojtabai, Chavez