Congratulations to Oxford Earth Sciences faculty members Hauke Marquardt and Tarje Nissen-Meyer who have both been promoted to Professor by the University’s Recognition of Distinction panel. The process which recognises distinction, calls on referees with international standing in the field and scrutiny by a committee formed from across all of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division departments, together with senior external representatives. Professorships are awarded on the basis of exceptional leadership track record in research, service to the community and teaching.
Hauke is now Professor of Earth Sciences and remains a Tutorial Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. He joined Oxford Earth Sciences in 2018 from Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI), University Bayreuth. His research focuses on experimental exploration of material properties at extreme pressure and temperature conditions typical for planetary interiors and he uses this data to interpret planetary observations and to use as input parameters for large-scale dynamic models that simulate the evolution of planets and planetary interiors.
Tarje is now Professor of Geophysics and Fellow at Wolfson College and he joined us from ETH Zurich in 2013. His research encompasses computational seismology from global to local scales. Topics of interest include global wave propagation, deep-earth structure, adjoint methods and inverse problems, finite-frequency tomography, high-order numerical methods, ambient-noise correlations, hexahedral 3D meshing, high-performance computing, exploration seismology, and the nature of seismic sources. Tarje teaches third-year undergraduates in Vector Calculus and Quantitative Seismology, 4th-years in Plate Tectonics & Mantle Convection, and incoming students in Earthquakes and Seismology (as part of the course Planet Earth).