Clint Conrad

Professor of Mantle Dynamics

Office: ZEB-bygget 2.328

Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
Department of Geosciences
University of Oslo
Postboks 1028 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo

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The Conrad Research Group

Current Members: The Earth Modeling Team at CEED (2016 - present)

Former Members (2016 - present, University of Oslo)

  • Björn Holger Heyn, PhD Student (2016-2020)
    PhD Thesis (2020): Geodynamics of Earth’s Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces: Interaction with mantle flow, plume initiation, and core-mantle boundary deformation [Disputation]
    Now a postdoctoral scholar at CEED.
  • Fabio Crameri Postdoctoral Scholar (2016 -2019)
    Now a research scientist at CEED.
  • Petra Hatalova, Masters Student (2018-2019)
    MS Thesis (2019): Guiding of tectonic plate motions by transform faults and mid-ocean ridges [MS Thesis] [data archive]
  • Robert Hartmann, visiting Masters Student (2017-2018) from GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany)
    MS Thesis at GEOMAR (2019): Impact of Antarctic deglaciation on Earth deformation and sea level change: An assessment of modeling lateral viscosity variations with multiple 1D Earth rheology structures
    Now a PhD student in the physics of fluids at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
  • Alysse Bebin, Visiting Masters Student (2017) from ENSTA Bretagne, France
    MS Thesis at ENSTA (2017): Characterizing the rate of lithospheric mass loss due to gravitational instability

Former Members (2008 - 2016, University of Hawaii)

  • C. Evan Watkins, Masters Student (2014-2016)
    MS Thesis (2016): Constraints on dynamic topography from asymmetric subsidence across the mid-ocean ridges [MS Thesis]
    Now a PhD student at Rutgers University.
  • Emeline Veit, Visiting Masters Student (2015) from ENSTA Bretagne, France
    MS Thesis at ENSTA (2015): The impact of groundwater depletion on spatial variations in sea level change during the past century
  • Harrison Togia, Masters Student (2012-2015)
    MS Thesis (2015): New constraints on temporal variations in Hawaiian Plume buoyancy flux [MS Thesis]
    Now a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii.
  • Joost van Summeren, Postdoctoral Scholar (2009-2013)
    Now a scientific researcher with KWR Water Research Institute.
  • Maxim Ballmer Postdoctoral Scholar (August 2011 - July 2012)
    Now a lecturer at University College London.
  • Svetlana Natarov, Masters Student (2009-2011)
    MS Thesis (2011): Constraining Poiseuille flow in the asthenosphere using depth-dependence of azimuthal anisotropy
  • Julia Fiedler, Undergraduate Researcher (2009-2010)
    Undergraduate Thesis (2010): Spatial variability of sea level rise due to water impoundment behind dams
    Now a postdoctoral researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
  • Todd Bianco, Postdoctoral Scholar (2009-2010)
    Now a principle policy associate at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission.

Former Members (2005 - 2008, Johns Hopkins University)

  • Laurent Metivier, Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar (2007-2008)
    Now a research scientist at the Institut Geographique National (Paris, France)
  • Benjun Wu, PhD Student (2006-2008)
    PhD Thesis at JHU (2011), Chapter 3 with Conrad: The Strength of Lithospheric Slabs Constrained by Plate Motions
    Now a professor at Nanjing University.
  • Christopher Hayes, Masters Student (2006-2008)
    MS Thesis (2008): Tectonic Constrols on Megathrust Seismicity: Neutral Upper Plate Strain Promotes Great Earthquakes
  • Stephen Steiner, Masters Student (2005-2006)
    MS Thesis (2006): Influence of Active Mantle Upwelling for Driving Plate Motions