Dr Lauren Waszek

PhD, MSci, BA Cantab
DECRA Research Fellow

2017-present    Discovery Early Career Research Award fellow, Australian National University

2016-present    Assistant Professor in Physics, New Mexico State University

2016-present    Associate Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

2015-2016        Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland College Park

2015                  Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool

2012-2015        Junior Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

2008-2012        PhD, Geophysics, University of Cambridge

2004-2008        MSci, BA, Experimental & Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Research interests

Current research projects:
• Discontinuities in the mid-mantle, and their relationship to deflection of convecting material
• Seismic tomography inversions of the upper inner core
• Geodynamic modeling for inner core hemispherical structure, reconciling geodynamics with seismology
• Upper mantle discontinuities beneath the Australian tectonic plate


Publications (some available to download at https://nmsu.academia.edu/LaurenWaszek):
11. Waszek, L., Schmerr, N., Ballmer, M. Global observations of mid-mantle reflectors with implications for mantle structure and dynamics. Nat. Commun., 9(385), 2018.
10. Godwin, H., Waszek, L., Deuss, A. Measuring the seismic velocity in the top 15 km of Earth’s inner core. Phys. Earth. Planet. Int., 274:158-169, 2018.
9. Lasbleis, M., Waszek, L., Day, E. GrowYourIC: a step towards a coherent model of seismic structure. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., doi: 10.1002/2017GC007149, 2017.
8. Waszek, L. and Deuss, A. Anomalously large PKiKP-PcP amplitude ratios on a global scale. J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JB012038, 2015.
7. Waszek, L., Thomas, C. and Deuss, A. PKP precursors: implications for global scattering. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42:1-10, 2015.
6. Blom, N., Deuss, A., Paulssen, H. and Waszek, L. Earth’s inner core: revealing the structures behind the PKP core phase triplication, Geophys. J. Int., 201(3):1657-1665, 2015.
5. Waszek, L. and Deuss, A. Observations of exotic inner core waves, Geophys. J. Int., 200(3):1636-1650, 2015.
4. Waszek, L. and Deuss, A. A low attenuation layer in Earth’s uppermost inner core, Geophys. J. Int., 195(3):2005-2015, 2013.
3. Waszek, L.  A body wave study of the seismic velocity and attenuation structure of Earth’s inner core. PhD thesis, 2012.
2. Waszek, L. and Deuss, A. Distinct layering in the hemispherical seismic velocity structure of Earth’s upper inner core. J. Geophys. Res., 16(B12), 2011.
1. Waszek, L., Irving, J. and Deuss, A. Reconciling the hemispherical structure of Earth’s inner core with its super-rotation. Nature Geosci., 4(4):264-267, 2011.