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Marshall Rogers-Martinez

Marshall Rogers-Martinez is a Geophysics/Seismology Ph.D. candidate at USC developing improved techniques for estimating the yield of underground nuclear explosions using physics-based simulations. He has a strong interest in promoting scientific literacy and communicating his knowledge as a geoscientist to policymakers and the public at large.


  • 2013–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Southern California
  • 2016–2016
    Graduate Research Intern, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


  • 2013 
    Columbia University, BS Applied Physics


  • 2017
    GEO-CVD Stirs Hope in Challenging Times, Seismological Research Letters

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Effects of Fracture Anisotropy and the Free Surface on Secondary Seismic Radiation from Small Shallow Underground Explosions
    Research Assistant
    Funding Source:
    Air Force Research Laboratory

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Seismological Society of America