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Shahar Barak

Title:Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geophysics
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geophysics
Office Location:Mitchell Bldg 463
Research Group:Crustal Geophysics
Alternative Website:Personal Website
Phone:650-725-8229
E-mail:shaharb@stanford.edu

Biographical Information

Shahar has earned his bachelor degree in geophysics in the department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University from 2007 to 2010 and has graduated with honors. Currently, Shahar is a doctoral student working with Prof. Simon Klemperer in the Crustal Geophysics group in the Geophysics department at Stanford's School of Earth Sciences. His research focuses on studying the deep structure of the Salton Trough in southern California. Shahar's goal is to develop a career in geophysical sciences either in the Academia or in the private sector.

Education

  • 2010 | B.Sc. Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University 

Professional Experience

  • 2012 | Scientist, R/V Langseth, 2D seismic reflection survey on the Cascadia continental margin
  • 2012 | Field Assistant, shallow seismic reflection survey across the San Gregorio fault, CA
  • 2010 | Research Assistant, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University
  • 2009 | Summer Intern, Seismology Division, Geophysical Institute of Israel

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 | Anadarko scholarship, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Foundation
  • 2011 | Michael L. Haider Fellowship, Stanford University
  • 2010 | Graduated with Honors, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University
  • 2009 | Norman and Shirley Domenico Scholarship, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Foundation

University Service

  • 2012 | Mentor, SESUR program, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2010 | Volunteer, Geokids program, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2009-2010 | Founder and president, Tel-Aviv University Geophysical Society, a student chapter of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2009-2010 | Student mentor and program coordinator of the student mentoring program at the Geophysics department, Tel-Aviv University
  • 2009 | Mentor, Big Brother program, Tel-Aviv University
  • 2007-2010 | Webmaster, student’s website, Geophysics department, Tel-Aviv University

Publications

    Barak, S., Klemperer, S.L., Lawrence, J. & Castro, R.R., “Passive seismic study of a magma-dominated rift: the Salton Trough”, (abstract, poster presentation), AGU 2011 Fall meeting, T33G-2496.

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