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Aubreya Adams (2010)
Ph. D. Structural Seismology, The Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA
Thesis Title: Earthquake Distribution in the Zagros Mountains, and Crust and Upper Mantle Structure in Southern and Eastern Africa
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Gabriella Arroyo (2015)
M.S. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thesis Title:
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

David Borrego (2016)
M.S. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thesis Title:
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Katie Rose Boyle (2012)
M.S. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thesis Title:
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Martin Brandt (2012)
Ph.D. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand and University of Texas-Austin
USA
Thesis Title:Seismic investigations of the structure of the African Superplume
Advisor: Prof. Steve Grand (University of Texas), Prof. Gordon Cooper and Prof. Ray Durrheim
Sponsor: National Science Foundation and Council for Geoscience
Stephen Coomber (2008)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa
Thesis Title: Gravity modeling in the western Bushveld Complex, South Africa, using integrated geophysical data
Advisor: Prof. Sue Webb
Sponsor: Anglo Platinum, National Science Foundation, University of the Witwatersrand and SEG Foundation
Ashley Grijalva (2017)
M.S. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thesis Title:
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Mark Hamilton (2006)
Ph.D. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa
Thesis Title: Electrical and seismic anisotropy of the lithosphere with the focus on central southern Africa
Advisor: Prof. Alan Jones and Prof. Sue Webb
Sponsor: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies; Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment (SAMTEX)
Marsella Kachingwe (2015)
Ph.D. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thesis Title: Investigating Variability in Precambrian Crustal Structure Across Central Africa Using Receiver Functions
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eldridge Kgaswane (2015)
Ph.D. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand and Penn State University
South Africa
Thesis Title: Crustal and upper mantle structure in southern Africa from modeling receiver functions and surface wave dispersion
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation and Council for Geoscience
Thabang Kgarume (2010)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title: Mine aftershocks and implications for seismic hazard assessment
Advisor: Prof. Steve Spottiswoode (CSIR); Prof. Ray Durrheim
Sponsor: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
David Khosa (2015)
Ph.D.. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title:
Advisor: Prof. Alan Jones
Sponsor: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies; Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment (SAMTEX)
Lesiba Ledwaba (2012)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title: Seismic damage mechanism at Impala Platinum Mines
Advisor: Prof. Steve Spottiswoode (CSIR) and Prof. Ray Durrheim
Sponsor: Impala Platinum
Letticia Loots (2015)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title: Processing and interpretation of a reflection seismic profile across the Cape Fold Belt
Advisor:Prof. Michael Weber (GFZ Germany) and Prof. Ray Durrheim
Sponsor: Council for Geoscience and Inkaba Ye Afrika
Azangi Mangongolo (2011)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
D.R. Congo
Thesis Title: 3-D surface wave tomography of the SW block of the Congo Craton
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade and Prof. Ray Durrheim
Sponsor: AA Congo Craton Project, BHP Billiton, De Beers, Rio Tinto

Musa Manzi (2015)
Ph.D. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title: Interpretation of 3D Vibroseis data from the Carletonville goldfield, Witwatersrand Basin
Advisor: Prof. Ray Durrheim and Prof. Kim Kein
Sponsor: Gold Fields Mining

Kudzanayi Mgodi (2015)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
Zimbabwe
Thesis Title: African Plate Project
Advisor: Prof. Paul Dirks and Prof. Guy Charlesworth
Sponsor:
Gabriel Daudi Mulibo (2012)
Ph.D. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University
Tanzania
Thesis Title: Seismicity and lithospheric structure in Tanzania
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Richard Munyai (2015)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title: Structural controls and 3-D geometry of gold mineralization at Consort Gold Mine and along the northern margin of the Archaean Barberton Greenstone Belt, Barbeton
Advisor: Prof. Paul Dirks
Sponsor: National Research Foundation
David Nogobeni (2015)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Angela (Mouse) Marie Reusch (2009)
Ph. D. Structural Seismology, The Pennsylvania State University
USA
Thesis Title: Investigating the upper mantle structure beneath Cameroon and Antarctica
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Sciene Foundation

Cristo Ramirez (2017)
Ph.D. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thesis Title: A catalog and insights of low magnitude seismicity of the East Africa Rift within Tanzania
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Stewart Rouse (2010)
M.S. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University
USA
Thesis Title: Sn and Pn velocity structure of the Ethiopian upper mantle
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Stephanie Scheiber
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title: Geodetic investigation of Torfajokull volcano, Iceland
Advisor: Peter LaFemina and Susan Webb

Pieter-Ewald Share (2012)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
Thesis Title:
Advisor: Prof. Alan Jones and Prof. Sue Webb
Sponsor: Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment (SAMTEX), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and National Research Foundation
Mayshree Singh (2010)
M.S. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Thesis Title: Seismo-tectonic map for South Africa
Advisor: Prof. Paul Dirks and Prof. A.K. Kijko
Sponsor: National Research Foundation and Council for Geoscience
Nada El Tahir (2015)
Ph.D.. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
Sudan
Thesis Title: Crustal Structure of Sudan
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade and Prof. Ray Durrheim
Sponsor: Schlumberger
Fred Tugume (2011)
Ph.D. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University
Uganda
Thesis Title: The depth distribution of seismicity at the northern end of the Rwenzori mountains: Implications for heat flow in the western rift, Uganda
Adivsor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; The Pennsylvania State University

Alain-Pierre Tokam (2010)
Ph.D. Degree, University of Yaounde I
Cameroon
Thesis Title: Structure of the crust beneath Cameroon, West Africa, from the joint inversion of Rayleigh wave group velocities and receiver functions
Adivsor: Prof. Charles Tabod, Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; University of Yaounde I

George Mavonga Tuluka (2010)
Ph.D. Degree, University of the Witwatersrand
D. R. Congo
Thesis Title: Geohazard assessment for Democratic Republic of Congo and the surrounding areas, Western Rift Valley of Africa
Advisor: Ray Durrheim
Sponsor: Belgium Technical Cooperation Agency

Alysa Young (2012)
M.S. Degree, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thesis Title:
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Nyblade
Sponsor: National Science Foundation