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Kirstie L Haynie, PhD

I am a Mendenhall postdoctoral fellow working at NEIC and the Geologic Hazards Science Center at the USGS in Golden, Colorado. 

Kirstie L Haynie is currently a Research Geologist and Mendenhall Postdoc working on subduction zone related research and in Geoinformatics, where she is specifically focused on how to best leverage the Cloud for computationally-expensive workflows such as the USGS Slab2 subduction zone geometry model. Kirstie recently finished her Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo, SUNY in Geodynamics. Her Ph.D. work focused on numerical modeling of subduction in south-central Alaska where she studied how flat slab and oceanic plateau subduction drive deformation in the overriding plate. Kirstie's research interests include subduction zone science, forearc slivers, great earthquakes, slab geometries, as well as numerical modeling, HPC, and cloud computing. Check out her latest work in Google Scholar.


Ph.D. Geodynamics, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, September 2019

      Dissertation Title: Controls of Flat Slab Versus Oceanic Plateau Subduction on Overriding Plate Deformation in south-central                                                  Alaska

B.S. Geophysics, University of Houston, May 2014

      Thesis Title: Shallow subsurface detection of buried weathered hydrocarbons using an integrated geophysical technique

B.S. Mathematics, University of Houston, May 2014