Mines Geophysics Research Assistant Professor Eileen MartinDr. Eileen Martin has accepted a joint appointment faculty position in Geophysics and Applied Math & Statistics which will begin January 2022.

Dr. Martin’s research bridges the theory and application of distributed sensing, from collaborating with fiber-optic manufacturers to develop innovative sensor technology to scaling computational methods to petabyte-volume data analysis. Her research applies to a diverse array of environmental, energy, and infrastructure questions, including subsurface imaging of geothermal sites, earthquake detection, permafrost thaw, near-surface geotechnical characterization, mine safety, and glacier motion, which provides the opportunity to collaborate broadly across disciplines at Mines.

Dr. Martin received her PhD in Computational and Mathematical Engineering from Stanford University and since 2018 has been an assistant professor at Virginia Tech. Her transition to Mines will commence immediately with the goal of having her research operation mostly set by the time of her arrival in January 2022. During this transition period, she will make periodic visits to Mines to engage with the Mines researchers in GP, AMS and other campus units and establish or strengthen collaborations. The Geophysics Department welcomes Dr. Martin to the team.