Emmanuel Soliman Garcia

PhD student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Background and research interests

Emmanuel received bachelors and masters degrees in Physics from the University of the Philippines in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Subsequently, he spent a year studying Earth System Physics at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He has been a graduate student in the Geophysics Ph.D. program at the Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy since September 2010, and currently works for Prof. David T. Sandwell on developing marine gravity field models from satellite altimetry data. The broad scope of their group’s research is on the geodynamics of the oceanic lithosphere. Emmanuel’s interest in tsunami modeling lies primarily with the possible effects of rough seafloor topography on the propagation of tsunamis, and how this might need to be taken into account for coastal hazard assessments.

Other interests

Emmanuel partakes in many activities including photography, soccer, and scuba diving.