CV: Earth and Planetary Sciences PhD Candidate


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 Date Submitted:10-11-2012
 Last Modified:18-11-2012 (05:44)
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 Current job:Earth and Planetary Sciences PhD Candidate
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsGeospatial Analysis, Remote Sensing, Thermomechanical Modeling,


University of California Santa Cruz Ph.D. Candidate Earth and Planetary Sciences                2006-current

                        Expected Graduation: Fall Quarter, 2012

University of Washington, Seattle B.S. Earth and Space Sciences              2001-2006


Work Experience:

Travis Orloff Geospatial Consulting                   2012-current

                        Proprietor/Independent Contractor

University of California Santa Cruz Graduate Research Assistant            2008-2012

                        Martian Patterned Ground Research

University of Washington Dean of Medicine’s Office                 2003-2005

                        Budget Reconciliator

Multimedia Labs, LLC.,                    June-Sept 2001

                        Multimedia Intern


Teaching Experience:

University of California Santa Cruz Graduate Teaching Assistant                      2011-2012

                        Evolution of the Earth, GIS/Remote Sensing

University of California Santa Cruz Graduate Teaching Assistant             2007-2008

            Oceanography, Geologic Principals, Earth Catastrophe, Environmental Geology, Geomorphology

University of Washington, Undergraduate Student Teaching Assistant            2006




3)  Orloff, T.C., M. Kreslavsky, & E. Asphaug (in review) Possible mechanism of boulder clustering on Mars, Icarus, special section for 5th International Mars Polar Science Conference in Fairbanks, Ak.

      2)  Orloff, T.C., M. Kreslavsky, E. Asphaug, & J. Korteniemi (2011) Boulder movement at high northern latitudes of Mars. Journal of Geophysical Resarch 116, E11006, doi:10.1029/2011JE003811.

1)      Putkonen, J., Connoly, J., & T. Orloff, (2008), Landscape evolution degrades the geologic signature of past glaciations, Geomorphology, 97, 208 – 217.


Selected Talks:

43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Houston, Tx.               Mar. 2012

       Mechanism for Boulder Clustering on Thermal Contraction Polygons

5th International Mars Polar Science Conference Fairbanks, Ak                  Sept. 2011

       Mechanism for Boulder Clustering on Thermal Contraction Polygons

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Portland, Or                  Oct. 2009

       Observations of rock organization on high latitude patterned ground terrains on Mars     


Significant Awards and Honors:

University of California Santa Cruz Alumni Association                 2009

       Graduate Student Service Award

NASA Mars Fundamental Research Program               2008-2012

       Funded Research Grant: NNX08AT13G

NASA Graduate Student Travel Grant               Oct. 2008

       Mars Valley Network Workshop Travel Grant

University of Washington Summer Field School                  2006

       Travel Grant


Synergistic Activities:

University of California Santa Cruz Graduate Student Association                 2010-2012

       Department Representative

University of California Santa Cruz Graduate Student Association           2008-2009


American Geophysical Union                       2008-current

       Student Member

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Research and Conservation (SORAC)               2007-current

        Sea Otter Field Tracker


Software Known:

ENVI, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator), Flash, Dreamweaver, Matlab, C++, HTML, ADINA. Brief experience with Python, IDL, Linux, Unix, Autocad, Java, ASP/SQL, COMSOL.


Other Skills:

·         Research and Teaching

·         Quick Learner

·         Problem Solving

·         Project Management

·         Communication

·         Mentoring

·         Navigate Bureaucracy

·         Leadership

·         Geology/Geomorphology

·         Satellite Imagery Analysis (GIS/Remote Sensing)

·         Thermomechanics

·         Computer Hardware/Networking

·         Radio Telemetry

·         Field Methods



Erik Asphaug              Mikhail Kreslavsky                 Eli Silver                                 Michelle Staedler

PhD Advisor               Research Advisor                    Earth Science Professor          SORAC Field Lead                


                                                            Quentin Williams

                                                            Earth Science Department Chair


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