Biographical Sketch of John N - The Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Biographical Sketch of John N. Louie
Seismological Laboratory 174, Mackay School of Mines
The University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557-0141
(775) 784-4219; fax (775) 784-1833; [email protected]
Current Position
Associate Professor of Seismology, Seismological Laboratory, The University of Nevada, Reno;
since January 1992. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate instruction, supervision of M.S.
and Ph.D. degree candidates, and conducting a research program in seismology.
Graduate Education
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Degrees: Ph.D. Geophysics, June,
1987; M.S. Geophysics, June, 1983.
Relevant Publications
S. K. Pullammanappallil and J. N. Louie, 1994, A generalized simulated-annealing optimization for
inversion of first-arrival times: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer., 84, 1397-1409.
A. M. Asad, S. K. Pullammanappallil, A. Anooshehpoor, and J. N. Louie, 1999, Inversion of travel data
for earthquake locations and three-dimensional velocity structure in the Eureka Valley area,
eastern California: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer., 89, 796-810.
R. E. Abbott and J. N. Louie, 2000, Depth to bedrock using gravimetry in the Reno and Carson City,
Nevada basins: Geophysics, 65, 340-350.
R. E. Abbott, J. N. Louie, S. J. Caskey, and S. Pullammanappallil, 2000, Geophysical confirmation of
low-angle normal slip on the historically active Dixie Valley fault, Nevada: submitted to Journal
John N. Louie, 2000 in prep., Obtaining shear-wave velocity structure to 100 m depth from seismic
refraction recording equipment: for Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer. (Draft available at
Other Important Publications
J. N. Louie, S. K. Pullammanappallil, and W. Honjas, 1997, Velocity models for the highly extended
crust of Death Valley, California: Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 735-738.
S. Chavez-Perez and J. N. Louie, 1998, Crustal imaging in southern California using earthquake
sequences: Tectonophysics, 286 (March 15), 223-236.
S. Chavez-Perez, J. N. Louie, and S. K. Pullammanappallil, 1998, Seismic depth imaging of normal
faulting in the southern Death Valley basin: Geophysics, 63, 223-230.
G. Shields, K. Allander, R. Brigham, R. Crosbie, L. Trimble, M. Sleeman, R. Tucker, H. Zhan and J. N.
Louie, 1998, Geophysical surveys of an active fault: results from Pahrump Valley, CaliforniaNevada border: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer., 88, 270-275.
Z. Kanbur, J. N. Louie, S. Chavez-Perez, G. Plank, D. Morey, 2000, Seismic reflection study of Upheaval
Dome, Canyonlands National Park, Utah: Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 105, 94899505.
Recent Collaborators - Tomotaka Iwata, Kojiro Irikura, Ruey-Chuan Shih, John Taber, Stephen Bannister, Stuart
Henrys, Roger Morrison, Lauren Wright, John Anderson, James Brune, Steve Wesnousky, Yuehua Zeng, Martha
Savage, Guang Yu, Sushil Louis, Anne Sheehan. Thesis Advisor: Robert W. Clayton.
Graduate Students Advised - Jizeng Qin (M.S. 1989), Michael Matthewson, Raymond Laird, Satish K.
Pullammanappallil (Ph.D. 1994), Deborah Dann, Abu Asad (Ph.D. 1998), William Honjas (M.S. 1993), Serdar
Ozalaybey (Ph.D. 1996), Sergio Chavez-Perez (Ph.D. 1997), Ken Mela (M.S. 1997), Zakir Kanbur (M.S. 1997), Li
Li, Robert E. Abbott.
Resume for Robert Abbott
1455 Clough Road, Reno, NV 89509
Home: (775) 329-4401 Office: (775) 784-4251
Email: [email protected]
B.S. (Physics, Math Minor) University of Nevada, Reno 1995
Ph.D (Geophysics) University of Nevada, Reno, December 2001 (anticipated)
Professional Experience
January 1999-Present, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory.
August 1999-December 1999, Research Assistant, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
October 1999, Consulting Geophysicist, Piedmont Geosciences, Inc.
May 1999-Sept. 1999, Field Geophysicist, Quantec Geoscience.
May 1997-May 1999, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory.
1996-97, Student Assistant, Western Regional Climate Center.
1993-95, Research Assistant, Desert Research Institute, Atmospheric Science Center.
1992-93, Math Tutor, University of Nevada, Reno Physics Department.
Professional Societies
Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of Nevada,
Nevada Petroleum Society, Society for Mining , Metallurgy, and Exploration
Mackay School of Mines Outstanding Graduate Student in Geophysics, 1999
WAAIME Scholarship, 1999-2000
Nevada Petroleum Society Graduate Student Award, 1998-99
Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE). Supported by Research Experience for Undergraduates (REI)
funds, 1998.
Consortium for Economic Migration and Tomography Fellowship, 1997-99
Joe E. Moose Award for Excellence in Research, 1994-95
Sigmund W. Leifson Memorial Scholarship, 1993-94
University of Nevada, Reno Freshman Scholarship, 1990-91
Abbott, R. E., J. N. Louie, S. J. Caskey, S. Pullammannappallil, Geophysical confirmation of low-angle slip on the
historically active Dixie Valley fault , Nevada, Jour. Geophys. Res., in submission, 2000.
Abbott, Robert E., and J. N. Louie, Depth-to-bedrock using gravimetry in the Reno, and Carson City Nevada, area
basins, Geophysics, 65, 340-350, 2000.
Abbott, R. E., Seismic reflection and gravity over an active low-angle normal fault, Dixie Valley, Nevada, invited
talk, Nevada Petroleum Society Meeting, April 1999.
Iwata, T. H., H. Kawase, T. Satoh, Y. Kakehi, K. Irikura, J. N. Louie, R. E. Abbott, and J. G.Anderson, Array
microtremor measurements at Reno, Nevada, USA: Presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco,
California, 1998.
Abbott, R. E., J. N. Louie, S. J. Caskey, and S.G. Wesnousky, A geophysical test of low-angle dip on the
seismogenic Dixie Valley fault, Nevada, EOS Trans. AGU, 79, 582, 1998.
Abbott, R. E., A new method for real time, in situ, measurement of light absorption by aerosols, UNR Senior Thesis,
Arnott, W. P., H. Moosmuller, R. E. Abbott, M. D. Ossofsky, Thermoacoustic enhancement of photoacoustic
spectroscopy: Theory and measurements of the signal to noise ratio, Review of Scientific Instruments, 66
(10), 1995.
Abbott, R., B. Martin, D. Bennum, M. Rodrigue, T. Colegrove, Radial color strips of Hubble’s Variable Nebula,
NGC 2261: Presented at American Astronomical Society Meeting, Berkeley, CA 1993.
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