Matthew B Weller
Matt received a dual B.Sc. in Geology and Astrophysics with a math minor from the University of Toledo in 2007, graduating Cum Laude. He completed a M.Sc. in remote sensing from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Rice University in 2015. His research focuses on the evolution and dynamics of planetary bodies, deformation through the crust and mantle, and the coupling of global-scale endogenic and exogenic cycles. For his graduate research, he has won several awards and honors including the highly competitive Study of Earth's Deep Interior (SEDI) AGU Graduate Research Award (2015) as well as the Sam Worden Endowed Memorial Award in Geophysics (2015) and the ExxonMobil Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2016) from Rice University. His work has been published in leading international journals such as Geophysical Research Letters, Journals of Geophysical Research, and Earth and Planetary Science letters. When not working, you can find him doing other things, in other places.
Areas of Expertise
geodynamics, heat transfer, numerical analysis, fault systems, planetary evolution
The ExxonMobil Outstanding Graduate Student Award - Rice University (2016)
Study of Earth's Deep Interior (SEDI) Graduate Research Award - AGU (2015)
Sam Worden Endowed Memorial Award in Geophysics - Rice University (2015)