CV

Click here to download a PDF.

Chris Havlin
chavlin(at)ldeo.columbia.edu
Education
2015 Ph.D. in Geological Sciences
Brown University, Providence RI
General Focus: Computational geodynamics
Thesis Title: Dynamics of Melt-Lithosphere Interaction
Thesis Advisors: Marc Parmentier, Greg Hirth
2011 MSc in Geological Sciences
Brown University, Providence RI
Thesis Title: The role of a partially molten layer at the base of the lithosphere during the initiation and evolution of continental rifting.
Thesis Advisors: Marc Parmentier, Greg Hirth
2009 BA in Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Boston University, Boston MA
Research Focus: Numerical modeling of mantle plumes using CITCOM.
Research Advisor: Paul Hall
Skills and Expertise
Areas of Geologic Expertise: geodynamics, geophysics, two-phase flow, porous flow, magma, mantle convection, magma-lithosphere interaction, deformation of earth materials, receiver functions
Areas of Numerical Expertise: data analysis, data visualization, computational fluid dynamics, numerical linear algebra, numerical solutions to partial differential equations (FV, FD and FEM), immersed boundary methods, error analysis and benchmarking
Computer Languages: Python, MATLAB, Fortran 77/95, C, Bash
Computational Packages and Libraries: Mercurial, Git, MPI, PETSc, CitcomCU, COMSOL
Publications
Havlin, C., E.M. Parmentier and G. Hirth, EPSL 2013, Dike propagation driven by melt accumulation at the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.06.010
Havlin, C. and E.M. Parmentier, GRL 2014, Implications for melt transport and source heterogeneity in upwelling mantle from the magnitude of Sp converted phases generated at the onset of melting. DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060890
Teaching Experience
2012 Teaching Assistant for Solid Earth Geophysics (Brown University, GE1610)
2010 Teaching Assistant for Solid Earth Geophysics (Brown University, GE1610)
Community Outreach
2015 Seismic Sound Lab guide at LDEO, “Sounds of Seismology”
Jan. 2013 Blackstone Academy Exhibition Night Judge, Pawtucket RI
2012 Volunteer science outreach, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, Providence RI
Professional Activity – Talks
2015 (invited)“Magma-lithosphere interaction,” GeoPRISMS workshop From rifting to drifting: evidence from rifts and margins worldwide, San Francisco, CA
2014 (invited)”Sp receiver functions generated at melting onset: insight from geodynamic models and synthetic receiver functions,” AGU Fall Meeting, San Franciscso, CA,
2013 “The evolution of lithosphere deformation due to infiltration of asthenosphere melt into a lithosphere with inherited weakness: insight from 2D numerical models of continental rifts,” AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA,
2012 “Development of a sloping lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary and its effect on melt accumulation and lithosphere heating,” AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA,
2012 (invited)”Source limited dike propagation and implications for tectonics,” Boston University Solid Earth Seminar,
Professional Activity – Selected Posters
2015 “Melt migration beneath thinning lithosphere,” NOMan symposium on the Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere/Asthenosphere System, Miyagi, Japan
2012 “Lithosphere thinning due to dike propagation at the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary,” GeoPRISMS East African Rift Symposium, Morristown, NJ
2012 “Lithosphere thinning due to dike propagation driven by melt accumulation at the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary,” Gordon Research Conference: Rock Deformation, Andover, NH
2011 “Dike propagation out of a partially molten boundary layer at the base of the lithosphere: implications for the LAB,”  Earthscope Institute: The Lithosphere Asthenosphere Boundary, Portland, OR
2011 “The influence of melt extraction from the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary on the evolution of rifting,” Gordon Research Conference: Interior of the Earth, Holyoke, MA
2010 “Melt generation and extraction from the upper mantle as a magma source for rifting,” GeoPRISMS RIE Planning Workshop, Santa Fe, NM