CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2023-2025
Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
Vashan Wright studies the relationships between tectonics, past climatic changes, earthquakes, and earthquake-triggered hazards such as landslides, submarine slides, and tsunamis. He studies these geologic processes and natural hazards by examining sediments and rocks deposited in or beneath oceans, lakes, rivers, and beaches. His studies help us understand how and why the Earth and other planets may respond to future hazards or geologic shifts.
- Inclusive Excellence Award, University of California, San Diego, 2023
- Powell Scholar, University of the Pacific, 2023
- Science and Society Section Team Award, American Geophysical Union, 2022
- Excellence in Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, 2022
- Penzance Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2021
- Wright, V., Dasent, J., Kilburn, R., & Manga, M. (2022). A minimally cemented shallow crust beneath InSight. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(15), e2022GL099250.
- Wright, V., & Hornbach, M. (2021). The effects of 180 years of aging on the physical and seismic properties of partially saturated sands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126(6), e2020JB021341.
- Wright, V., Hornbach, M., Brown, L., McHugh, C., & Mitchell, S. (2019). Neotectonics of southeast Jamaica derived from marine seismic surveys and gravity cores. Tectonics, 38(11), 4010-4026.
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