M.S. Theses and Ph.D Dissertations Advised by Drs. Kelly Liu and Stephen Gao (for the period of 2008-2016):

Abdelnabi, A., 2011 (MS).
Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Characterizations of the Middle Eocene Gialo Formation, Assamoud Field, Sirte Basin, Libya.

Aboaja, U.H., 2010 (MS).
Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Characterization of the Middle Frio Formation in the Stratton Field Gulf Coast Basin of South Texas Using Three-Dimensional Seismic and Well Log Data.

Alhakeem, A.A., 2013 (MS).
3D Seismic Data Interpretation of Boonsville Field, Texas.

Almadani, S.A., 05/2011 (PhD, Gao/Liu).
Receiver function studies of crustal structure, composition, and evolution beneath the Afar Depression, Ethiopia and the Tien Shan, Central Asia.

Atef, A.H., 05/2011 (PhD, Liu/Gao).
Geophysics Investigations of Continental Crust of Saint Charles-Saint Louis Counties, Missouri and Egyptian Nile in Egypt, and Apparent Weekly and Daily Earthquake Periodicities in the Western United States.

Bashir, L., 12/2011 (PhD, Gao/Liu).
Crustal Structure and Evolution beneath the Colorado Plateau and the Southern Basin and Range Province: Results from Receiver Function and Gravity Studies.

Bridges, D.L., 05/2011 (PhD, Gao/Abdelsalam).
A Geological and Geophysical Study of the Tendaho Graben, Ethiopia, Afar: Insights into Transitional Continental Rifting.

Cheng, S.Y., 08/2014 (MS, Gao).
PN anisotropy tomography of the Colorado plateau and adjacent areas.

Cherie, S., 05/2015 (PhD, Gao/Liu).
Shear wave splitting analysis in Tien Shan: Geodynamic implications of complex anisotropy.

Elsheikh, A., 05/2014 (PhD, Gao/Liu/Abdelsalam).
Seismic Anisotropy and Mantle Flow beneath Africa and Arabia.

Ersay, E.Y., 2015 (MS).
Seismic Stratigraphic and Attribute Analysis of the Teapot Dome Field, Wyoming.

Gepek, M., 2014 (MS).
Post-stack Processing of Seismic Data in Alasehir Basin and Their Structural Interpretation.

Gocer, N, 2015 (MS).
AVO Gradient Analysis of 2D Seismic Data, Sable Island, Nova Scotia.

Ibrahem, A.A., 2013 (MS).
Seismic Interpretation and Petrophysical Analysis of the Upper Ordovician and Silurian Sequences, Ghadamis Basin, Libya.

Karabulut, Z., 2013 (MS).
Inversion and Interpretation of 2D Seismic Data from the Kumrular-Karachaoglan Fields, Thrace Basin, Turkey.

Kong, F.S., 08/2016 (PhD, Gao/Liu).
Methodology investigations for shear-wave splitting analysis.

Lemnifi, A., 05/2016 (PhD, Liu/Gao).
Azimuthal anisotropy beneath north central Africa from shear wave splitting analyses.

Lin, Pin, 2015 (MS).
Seismic interpretation and facies identification of the GuanTao Formation, Huagou Gas Field, Bohai Basin, China.

Mert, D., 2014 (MS).
Time Migration Processing of 2-D Seismic Data in the Gediz Graben, Turkey.

Moidaki, M., 05/2009 (PhD, Gao/Atekwana).
Crustal Modification by the Tectonic Events and Upper Mantle Anisotropy beneath the Midcontinent Rift and New Madrid Seismic Zone:
Insights from Receiver Function Studies and Teleseismic Shear Wave Splitting.

Purevsuren, U., 12/2014 (PhD, Gao/Liu).
Crustal Thickness and Vp/Vs beneath the Western United States: Constraints from Stacking of Receiver Functions.

Ray, M., 2014 (MS).
Shear-wave splitting beneath the western Tibetan Plateau.

Refayee, H.A., 2008 (MS).
Seismic Stratigraphic Interpretation and Reservoir Characterization of the Mamuniyat Formation in the B-NC115 Field, Murzuk Basin, Libya.

Refayee, H.A., 12/2012 (PhD, Liu/Gao).
NA-SWS-2.1: An Updated Uniform Database of Teleseismic Shear Wave Splitting Measurements for North America and Shear Wave Splitting Measurements and Implications for Mantle Structure and Dynamics beneath the South-central United States.

Tac, O., 2013 (MS).
2D Seismic Stratigraphic and Depositional System Analysis of the North-eastern Thrace Basin.

Wang, B.Z., 12/2011 (PhD, Gao/Liu).
Two New Spline-Based Methods and Real Data Applications:
High-resolution Receiver Function Calculations from Teleseismic Broadband Waveforms and High-accuracy Practical Potential-field Integral Transformations.

Wu, S., 08/2014 (MS, Gao).
A receiver function study of crust thickness and composition beneath the south western United States.

Yang, B.B., 08/2016 (PhD, Liu/Gao).
Seismic Anisotropy and Mantle Dynamics beneath the Central and Western United States.

Yu, Y.Q., 05/2015 (PhD, Gao/Liu).
Seismological investigations of the Okavango Rift, Botswana.