Ryan Porter

Paul G. Silver Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institute for Science

5241 Broad Branch Road, NW Washington, DC 20015-1305

Email: rporter (at) dtm.ciw.edu

Phone: (202) 478-4877

Porter Peru


  • Ph.D. Geosciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2011.
  • B.A. Geology/Physics, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2006.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on using earthquake seismology to study tectonics. I am specifically interested in crustal and upper mantle structure, subduction zone processes, and seismic anisotropy. My dissertation work focused on studying the impact of flat slab subduction on the evolution of the North and South American Cordillera and I am continuing to study active tectonics throughout the Americas.

Last updated April 11, 2012