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Jadamec BioSketch:

Margarete Jadamec will begin her new appointment as Assistant Professor of Geodynamics in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston this fall semester. She received her B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Connecticut (1999), a M.S. in Structural Geology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (2003), and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of California, Davis (2009). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow jointly in the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Geosciences at Monash University in Australia (2009-2011), and an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown University (2011-2014). While at Monash, Jadamec was also a Co-founder and Manager of 3DALIVE, a collaborative 3D data visualization facility between the Monash e-Research Centre, the Schools of Mathematical Sciences and Geosciences, and CSIRO Australia. Her research interests in the geological sciences are lithospheric deformation, subduction dynamics, and 3D data visualization. Her PhD work, published in Nature, demonstrated the Earth's mantle may flow at speeds greater than 10 times plate motions (over 80 cm/yr) in subduction zones, which is a significant departure from the paradigm of 2D corner flow models of subduction. She uses high performance computing and 3D immersive visualization in her plate boundary research, all the while using observational data to constrain simulation input and predictions. She has been a member of the UCDavis KeckCAVES since 2005, a TeraGrid/XSEDE user since 2007, and was recently awarded both Best Science Paper and Best Conference Paper at XSEDE12.