Alumni Profiles - Department of Geological Engineering
Kriss Kellogg, M.S.
Hello, my name is Kriss Kellogg. I am originally from Clancy, Montana. I graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology in 2008 and a Master’s degree in Geoscience/Geophysics in 2011. My Master's project dealt with mapping vegetation change in the Three Gorges Reservoir in China. I used satellite images to monitor the change in vegetation levels. If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Geophysics, with a project focusing on Remote Sensing processes, I would recommend Montana Tech.
Brian Williams, M.S.
I’m currently working at the Infrasound Lab (ISLA) of the University of Hawaii. At ISLA we study infrasound (sound with frequencies below human hearing) that can propagate thousands of kilometers through the atmosphere. We monitor and maintain permanent microbarometer stations on Hawaii, Palau, and Diego Garcia; as well as portable stations in other parts of the world. At ISLA our primary objective is to operate these permanent microbarometer stations as part of the International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO). These stations can also record natural infrasound signals from volcanoes, bolides, surf, the ocean, and any other large magnitude disturbances in the atmosphere. My colleagues and I are developing software, advances in instrumentation, and signal generation. We also process and interpret data from our stations.
Brian Williams lives and works in Hawaii. Here are a few photographs he shared with the department!