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Ethan F. Williams

Ph.D. Candidate in Geophysics
Seismological Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
    358 South Mudd
    MS 252-21
    1200 E. California Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91125


  • TBD Ph.D. Candidate in Geophysics California Institute of Technology
  • 2019 M.S. Geophysics California Institute of Technology
  • 2017 B.S. Geophysics Stanford University (minor in Geology, departmental honors)
  • 2017 B.A. Music Stanford University (concentration in Performance, departmental honors)

Awards & Honors:

  • 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship National Science Foundation
  • 2017 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Stanford University
  • 2017 Best Paper Award Geophysics Dept., Stanford University
  • 2017 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2017 Award of Excellence Stanford Univeristy Alumni Association
  • 2016 Shell Technical Fund Scholarship Shell Oil Company
  • 2016 SEG/Anadarko Scholarship Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2015 Outstanding Poster Award Stanford Earth Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • 2013 GSH/Charlie and Jean Smith Scholarship Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Field Experience:

  • 2019 HAGEN-DAS seismic experiment, Taku Glacier, Juneau Ice Field, AK
  • 2019 Millikan Library shaker rebuild/seismic experiment, Pasadena, CA
  • 2019 Ge111 Geophysical Field Seminar, Homestead Valley Fault, Landers, CA
  • 2018 Ge111 Geophysical Field Seminar, Camp Rock Fault, Landers, CA
  • 2018 BASIN nodal deployment/recovery, San Bernardino, CA
  • 2018 South Island Subduction Initiation Experiment (SISIE) R/V Marcus Langseth, out of Dunedin, NZ
  • 2017 Goldstone broadband deployment, Ft. Irwin, CA
  • 2017 Stanford DAS array calibration survey, Stanford, CA
  • Santa Catalina Island Terraces/Tectonics Low Energy Survey (SCITTLES):
  • 2016 Leg 3: R/V Jab, out of Port Hueneme, CA
  • 2015 Leg 2: R/V Yellowfin, out of Two Harbors, CA

Teaching Experience:

  • 2020 Teaching Assistant, Ge111a Geophysical Field Seminar Caltech
  • 2019 Guest Lecturer, GEOL012 Physical Oceanography Pasadena City College
  • 2019 Guest Lecturer, GEOL001 Physical Geology Pasadena City College
  • 2019 Teaching Assistant, Ge111a Geophysical Field Seminar Caltech
  • 2017 Instructor, All about Oil (Gr. 9-12) Stanford Splash
  • 2017 Instructor, Earthquakes Explained (Gr. 6-8) Stanford Splash
  • 2016 Teaching Assistant, MUSIC13AX Vocal Arts Intensive Stanford University
  • 2016 Instructor, Imaging the Earth with Sound (Gr. 10-12) Stanford Splash
  • 2016 Instructor, Imaging the Earth with E&M (Gr. 10-12) Stanford Splash
  • 2015 Instructor, Physics of the Solid Earth (Gr. 9-12) Stanford Splash

Professional Service:

  • Reviewer for The Leading Edge, AGU Books, IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Letters