Max S Daniller-Varghese

Max S Daniller-Varghese
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2019
B.S., Earth Science, Rice University, 2014

Office: PIC
Mailcode: F0200


I am a versatile scientist with five years of research and analytics experience in the geosciences. My analytical skills include signal processing, numerical modeling, and image processing.

In my doctoral work I study how rivers transport sediment, how deltas are formed, and how underwater landslides wobble, all using large-scale physical experiments.

Research Interests: Geomorphology, Sediment transport, Coastal Dynamics, Density Stratified Flows, Ecogeomorphology, Fluid Mechanics, Signal Processing, Bioturbation, Particle Imaging Velocimetry, Experimental Sedimentology

Current Projects:
Delta island development in response to cycles of flooding
Wave-influenced turbidity currents sediment transport and signal transmission
Mixed grain density bedload transport
Size-dependent detrital zircon age biasing

Glenn and Martha Vargas Endowed Presidential Scholarship - University of Texas at Austin (2019)

Outstanding Student Paper Award - American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (2017)

Kim Group Excellence in Research Award - University of Texas at Austin (2016 - 2018)

Jackson School of Geosciences Fellow - University of Texas at Austin (2014 - 2015)

Mentor to Undergraduate Student Everett Smith, Grad Student Advisor (2017 - Present)

Mentor to Undergraduate Student Indre Altman, Grad Student Advisor (2016)

Delta Island Formation as a Function of Multiple Transport Regimes and Vegetation (Invited), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2018)

Detrital Zircon Transport Lag in Fluvial Bedload, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2018)

Influence of Waves and Tides on Upper Slope Turbidity Currents and their Deposits: An Outcrop and Laboratory Study., American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Intermittency, Sediment Advection Length Distribution, and Delta Island Development., CSDMS Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO (2017)

Decoupling flood and interflood deposits for delta island formation and channel bifurcation., American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2016)