Multiscale Applied Physics Lab for Earth Science

MAPLES

We are at sea - the Hawaiian Jurassic Quiet Zone survey.
Please join our expedition on R/V Sikuliaq!!! Masako Tominaga (MAPLES, center), Maurice Tivey (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 4 MSU undergrads, and 4 extra-MSU students are currently conducting at-sea geophysical investigation of the nature and behavior recorded by the western Pacific seafloor.
(left: Matt Karl and Tyler Ruchala (MAPLES) conducting gravity tie at Pier 34 in Honolulu before we set sail.)



Scientists at MAPLES
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Masako Tominaga (Click here for updated CV)
Principal Investigator
"My job at MAPLES is to facilitate creative & productive research and to help establishing members' career paths."
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Laney Hart
Undergrad Research Assistant, Honors College, Sept. 2012-
"I am currently a junior undergraduate at Michigan State University. I am pursuing a major in geology with a concentration in geophysics. I have worked with bathymetry and gravity data, and I am excited to keep expanding my knowledge base. "
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Tim Stadler
Graduate Research Assistant, Aug. 2013-
"I got my B.S. in Geology from UW Oshkosh and am studying marine geophysics with Masako. I will be working on interpreting multi-channel seismic data from the Jurassic ocean basin in the western pacific for a Masters project. I also play on the MSU Mens Club soccer team."
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Matthew Karl
Graduate Research Assistant, May 2014-
"I got my B.S. in Geology from Univ. Michigan and am pursuing PhD in marine geophysics with Masako."
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John Greene
Undergraduate Research Assistant
"Currently, I am an undergraduate student at Michigan State University. I am working towards a degree in environmental geoscience with a concentration in geophysics. In the lab, I am deciphering the sedimentary environment on the top of Atlantis Massif using near-bottom photomosaics (collaboration with Dr.Blackman)."

ALUMNI

Michael G. Baker (guest research associate, currently at Colorado State Univ)


Aiman Shahpurwala (TBA)