Matty Mookerjee

Curriculum Vitae

Spring, 2009

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

            Citizenship        United States of America

            Address           Sonoma State University

Department of Geology

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

            Telephone        office: 707-664-2002

                                    fax: 707-664-3975

            e-mail               matty.mookerjee(at)sonoma.edu

 

APPOINTMENTS

            2006-present    Sonoma State University, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology

2005-2006       St. Lawrence University, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology

2004-2005             Bryn Mawr College, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology

 

EDUCATION           

2005                Ph.D in Geological Science from the University of Rochester

(advisor: Gautam Mitra)

2001                MS in Geological Science from the University of Rochester

(advisor: Gautam Mitra)

1999                Indiana University Summer Field Camp

1999                BA in Geology from Oberlin College

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

The three-dimensional kinematics of highly strained zones with particular interest in

integrating field oriented kinematic studies with numerical modeling.

 

SSU STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2008 (Fall)       Three-dimensional Ground Penetrating Radar and Magnetics Studies. 

Students:  Dan Cicchetto and Andrea Kruger

2008 (Fall)       Study of the Rosey-Finch Shear Zone

                        Student: Evan Ernstson

2008 (Spring)   Kinematic Study of the Bitterroots Shear Zone, MT.    

                        Student:  Ben Wechsler

2008 (Spring)   Geologic Mapping of the Tiburon Peninsula.

                        Student: Judd Reed

 

2008 (Spring)   Ground Penetrating Radar study of potential future site of SSU telescope

at Galbreath Wildlands Preserve.

                        Students: Dan Cicchetto and Andrea Kruger

2008 (Spring)   Kinematic Analysis of the Rosey-Finch Shear Zone.

                        Students:  Evan Ernstson and Forest Fortescue.

2007 (Fall)       Vorticity Analysis of the Bitterroots Detachment Zone

                        Student:  Ben Wechsler

2007 (Fall)       Kinematics of the Rosey-Finch Shear Zone

                        Students:  Evan Ernstson and Forest Fortescue

2007 (Spring)   Evaluating the Autocorrelation function for strain analysis.

                        Student:  Ben Wechsler

 

PRE-SSU TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006 (Spring)   Mineralogy, St. Lawrence University

2006 (Spring)   Geophysics, St. Lawrence University

2006 (Spring)   Co-leader, geo-educational field trip for undergraduates to Curacao

2005-06           Senior Thesis Advisor, St. Lawrence University

2005 (Fall)       Structural Geology, St. Lawrence University

2005 (Fall)       Interpretation of Geological Maps, St. Lawrence University

2005 (Fall)       Laboratory Instructor, The Dynamic Earth, St. Lawrence University

2005 (Spring)   Structural Geology, Bryn Mawr College

2005 (Spring)   Leader, geo-education fieldtrip for undergraduates to Southern California

            2005 (Spring)   Neotectonics, Bryn Mawr College       

2004 (Fall)       Co-leader, geo-educational fieldtrip for undergraduates

to the Canadian Rockies

2004 (Fall)       Physical Geology, Bryn Mawr College

2001                Graduate TA, Structural Geology, University of Rochester

2000                Graduate TA, Sedimentology, University of Rochester

2000 & 2001   Graduate TA, Evolution of the Earth, University of Rochester

1999                Graduate TA, Introduction to Physical Geology, University of Rochester

            1999                Undergraduate TA, Environmental Geology, Oberlin College

 

TEACHING HISTORY AT SSU

 

    Term

Course

Enrollment

WTU's

Fall

2008

GEOL 417 Lecture

 

7

3

GEOL 417 Lab

7

2

GEOL 418

7

2

GEOL 496

9

2

GEOL 304

10

2

102 Lab

25

2

3-GEOL 495 research students

3

1

 

WTU Total:

14

Spring

2008

GEOL 120

12

6

GEOL 110

77

3

GEOL 102 Lab

25

2

6-GEOL 495 research students

6

2

 

WTU Total:

13

Fall

2007

 

 

 

 

GEOL 303 Lecture

15

3

GEOL 303 Lab

15

2

GEOL 417 Lecture

4

3

GEOL 417 Lab

4

2

GEOL 418

4

2

3-GEOL 495 research students

3

1

 

WTU  Total:

13

Spring

2007

GEOL 110

125

3

GEOL 410 Lecture

12

3

GEOL 410 Lab

12

2

GEOL 420

13

3

1-GEOL 495 research students

1

0

 

WTU Total:

11

Fall

2006

 

 

 

 

GEOL 303 Lecture

13

3

GEOL 417 Lecture

11

3

GEOL 417 Lab

11

2

GEOL 418

11

2

New Faculty Release Time

N/A

3

 

WTU Total:

13

 

 

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE

 

2008, 2007      Structural Geology Field Course (GEOL 418) to Marin

  2006              Headlands, Owens Valley, and Deep Springs Valley, CA

2008, 2007      Geologic Mapping and Report Writing (GEOL 304) to the Southern Nopah Range,

near Death Valley, CA

2008                Northern Californian coastal geology field trip with Tom Williams (Santa Rosa

Waterboard and adjunct instructor at SSU and UC Berkeley) and David Springer (part-time

faculty at College of the Redwoods)

2008                Galbreath Wildlands Preserve Ground Penetrating Radar Study

2008                10-day regional California Geology field trip.

2007                Mentoring Independent Research Projects near Mammoth Lakes, CA

2007                Mentoring Senior Project near Hamilton, Montana

2007                Senior Field Geology (GEOL 420) to Southern Death Valley

2006                GSA Field Forum:  Tectonic Significance of Vertical Boundaries in the Cordillera, Western

Idaho Shear Zone

2006                Co-leader, geo-educational field trip for undergraduates to Curacao

2005-06           Advised senior thesis project in West Virginia, Strain Analysis of the Weaverton Quartzite.

2005                Leader, geo-education fieldtrip for undergraduates to Southern California

2004                Co-leader, geo-educational fieldtrip for undergraduates

to the Canadian Rockies

2002                Post Conference (Transport and Flow Processes within Shear Zones) field trip to shear zones

in the Scottish Highlands led by Alsop, Holdsworth, McCaffrey and Hand

2002                Appalachian Tectonics Study Group field trip of Sequential Alleghanian Deformation in the

Valley and Ridge of south-central PA

2002                GSA Field Forum:  Kinematics and Vorticity of High Strained Zones, Virginia Blue Ridge

and Piedmont

2000                Appalachian Tectonics Study Group field trip to the Newark Basin, PA and NJ

2000-2002       Three summer field seasons in NW Scotland

1999                Indiana University Summer Field Camp

1998-1999       Honors research in NW Scotland and North Carolina

1998                Research Assistant for Dr. Steven Wojtal, Ontario, Canada

1998                Field Synthesis in NW Scotland, University of Aberdeen

1997                January Term in Southern California with Professor Keith

Meldahl, Oberlin College

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2006-2007       RSCAP Mini-Grant, Sonoma State University, "Thinning Shear Zones"

2002-2004       Co-author, NSF EAR0208001, "Three-dimensional thrust sheet geometries:

Implications for three-dimensional strain and thrust sheet kinematics." 

PI: Gautam Mitra, University of Rochester

2002                GSA Outstanding Student Research Award

2002                GSA Student Research Grant

2001                GSA Structure and Tectonics Division Student Research Award

2001               AAPG Grant-in-Aid

2001               GSA Student Research Grant  

2000                Nuria Pequera summer research grant, University of Rochester

1999                High Honors, Department of Geology, Oberlin College

1999                George B. Wharton Prize in Geology, Oberlin College

1998                Hughes Grant, funded summer research assistantship, Oberlin

                        College

 

PUBLICATIONS

            Articles and Theses

 

   thrust zone in terms of a kinematics-based mathematical model of deforming thrust

   wedges.  Submitted Jan., 2009 after additional modeling was requested by the editor.

deforming thrust wedges.  Journal of Mathematical Geoscience, 40, 249-275. 

on thrust sheet kinematics: Integrating field analysis with a kinematics-based

mathematical model for the Moine thrust zone, NW Scotland.  Ph.D. thesis,

University of Rochester.

             Holdsworth on "Evidence for non-plane strain flattening along the Moine thrust,   

             Loch Srath nan Aisinnin, North-West Scotland".  Journal of Structural Geology,  

             27, 785-788.

            pair along the Moine thrust, NW Scotland.  In:  Orogenic curvature: Integrating

            paleomagnetic and structural analyses (edited by Sussman, A. and Weil, A.).

            Spec. Pap. Geol. Soc. Am. 383, 87-107.

            the Moine thrust, Loch Srath nan Aisinnin, North-West Scotland.  Journal of

            Structural Geology, 26, 1755-1772.


two thrust fault settings.  unpublished BA thesis, Oberlin College.

 

            Abstracts

Three-Dimensional Kinematic Analysis:  A Cautionary Tale.  Geological Society of

 America Abstracts with Program, 39/6.

thrust zone in terms of a kinematics-based mathematical model of deforming thrust

wedges.  Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building Programme and Abstracts.

and Lode's Ratio using synthetic strain data.  Geological Society of America

Abstracts with Programs, 38/2, 68.

using the Melbourne Fine-Grained Fabric Analyzer (MiFA): a case study along

the Moine thrust zone, NW Scotland.  Geological Society of America Abstracts

with Program, 37/7, 211.

            observed strain patterns within the Moine thrust zone, NW Scotland.

            Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, 36/5, 253.

            surface geometry on thrust sheet kinematics:  a study along the Moine thrust

            zone,  NW Scotland.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, 

            35/6, 603.        

            along the Moine thrust, NW Scotland:  Implications for the kinematics of non-

            planar fault systems.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program,

            34/6, 370.

           along the Moine thrust, NW Scotland.  Presented at the Transport and Flow

           Processes in Shear Zones Conference, London.

           shapes in the Moine thrust zone, Loch Srath nan Aisinnin, North-West Scotland. 

           Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, 31/7, 109.


*M. Mookerjee was formerly M. Strine

#Student Presenter

 

SERVICE

      University and School

                                                            Advising Committee (Spring 2008 to Present)

                                                Scholarship Subcommittee (Fall 2007 to Present)

                                          Galbreath Wildlands Preserve Academic

                                                            Advising Committee (Spring 2007 to Present)

                                                Alternative Transportation Committee

                                                Scholarship Subcommittee

                  training workshop in the Spring 2007) (Spring 2007 to Present)

                       

      Department

               POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) workshop

                        participant (Fall 2008)

Design and assemble "Students of Geology" bulletin board (Fall 2008)

SSU Campus Representative for the Geological Society of America (2007 to Present)

SSU Campus Representative for the American Geophysical Union (Spring 2008 to Present)

               Geology Club Advisor (2007 to Present)

               Curriculum Revision Committee (Spring 2008 to Present) 

               SOAR Faculty Volunteer (Summer 2008)

               SeaWolf Day Faculty Volunteer (Spring 2008)

Design and assemble department recruitment brochure (Fall 2007)

Faculty Search Committee (Fall 2006)

              

      Community Service

Guest lecture for Brook Haven Elementary School (Jan., 2009)

Help organize a field trip and activities for the sixth graders at Alexander

     Valley Elementary school (Fall 2008)

Scientific Consultant for the Clergy Letter Project where I serve as a recourse

     to clergy members who have questions about the science associated with

     all aspects of evolution.

Gave a talk to the Religious Science of Petaluma as a part of Evolution Weekend,

2008.    See the article, "Churches look at ways to teach, accept evolution,"

2009.     in the Press Democrat by Guy Kovner, 02/09/2008.

Involved in a project to use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate unmarked

     historical graves at Point Reyes National Seashore in conjunction with the

     National Park Service

 

            Invited Talks

Sonoma State University Math Department (Fall, 2008)

Lehigh University (Spring, 2008)

San Jose State University (Spring, 2007)

 

GRANTS

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Type G Grant: Exhumation within

         the North American Cordillera: Linking the thermal-pressure history with uplift kinematics. 

         Submitted: November, 2007.  Not Funded.  See Additional Documents.

MRI: Acquisition of Ultrahigh Vacuum Deposition System and Electron Backscatter

         Diffractometer for Undergraduate Research and Training in Nanotechnologies

PI's: Hongtao Shi, Matty Mookerjee, Meng-Chih Su.  Submitted: January, 2007

Not Funded.

    RSCAP Mini-Grant, Sonoma State University, "Thinning Shear Zones." Funded: $4492

 

COLLABORATIONS

Sanghoon Kwon, Yonsei University, Seoul, S. Korea: Finite Element Modeling (FEM) of non-planar fault surfaces

Eric Horseman, University of California - Berkeley:  Crystallographic Preferred Orientation (CPO) numerical modeling

Sean Cornell, Shippensburg University:  Geospacial Outcrop Database and Map Server

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

      Geological Society of America

      American Geophysical Union

 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES

      Reviewer for the Journal of Structural Geology

      Reviewer of Mathematical Geology

      Reviewer of Gondwana Research