• Masis Arce, Roberto
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Office: WL-203
  • Research Interests: Seismology, Tectonics

Office: Wrigth-Rieman Laboratories, room 203

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Education

  • Rutgers University, PhD Candidate (expected 2025)
  • Rutgers University, Master's Degree in Geological Sciences (2023)
  • University of Costa Rica, Bachelor’s Degree in Geology (2020)

Research Interests

My research is focused on the resulting lithospheric structure of tectonic processes after the breakup of Pangea, on opposite sides of the Atlantic: in central New England (Massachusetts) on the west side of the Atlantic and Ireland and Great Britain on the east side of the Atlantic. It involves geophysical data processing, tectonic plates analysis and advanced computational techniques.

Seismology

Geophysics

Tectonics

Geology

Committee

  • Dr. Roy Schlische (Rutgers University)
  • Dr. Lujendra Ojha (Rutgers University)
  • Dr. Ken Miller (Rutgers University)
  • Dr. Maureen Long (Yale University)

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant: Fall 2024 Introductory Geology, under Dr. Carl Swisher
  • Teaching Assistant: Summer 2024 Earthquakes & Volcanoes, under Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo
  • Teaching Assistant: Spring 2024 Structural Geology & Maps, under Dr. Roy Schlische
  • Teaching Assistant: Fall 2023 Earthquakes & Volcanoes, under Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo
  • Teaching Assistant: Summer 2023 Earthquakes & Volcanoes, under Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo
  • Teaching Assistant: Fall 2022 Earthquakes & Volcanoes, under Dr. Vadim Levin
  • Teaching Assistant: Spring 2022 Introductory Geology, under Dr. Carl Swisher
  • Teaching Assistant: Fall 2021 Earthquakes & Volcanoes, under Dr. Vadim Levin

Publications

  • Masis Arce, R., Long, M., Waldron, J. & Karabinos, P. [in prep., 2024]. Seismic Analysis of Lithospheric Structure of Laurentia and peri-Gondwanan terranes in Ireland and Great Britain
  • Masis Arce, R., Long, M. & Karabinos, P. [in review, 2024]. Lithospheric Structure in the Northern Appalachian Mountains: A Detailed Examination of the Abrupt Change in Crustal Thickness in Northwestern Massachusetts. 
  • Luo, Y., Long, M., Karabinos, P., Rondenay, S. & Masis Arce, R.  (2023). First-order Transition in Appalachian Orogenic Processes Revealed by Along-strike Variation of the Moho Geometry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128, e2023JB027024. doi.org/10.1029/2023JB027024

Working Experience

  • National Seismological Network of Costa Rica (RSN:UCR-ICE), Research Assistant (2014-2020), under Dr. Lepolt Linkimer & Dr. Ivonne Arroyo.
  • Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), Intern (2019), under Dr. Esteban Chaves.

Meetings/Abstracts

  • "Comparison of the lithospheric structures across Laurentia and peri-Gondwanan terranes between North America, Ireland, and Great Britain" [poster]. Northeastern Geological Society of America Meeting 2024: Manchester, NH.
  • "Seismic Analysis of Lithospheric Structure of Laurentia and peri-Gondwanan terranes: A Comparative Study Between North America, Ireland and Great Britain [poster]. American Geophysical Union Meeting 2023: San Francisco, CA. 
  • “A Closer Look At The Offset In Crustal Thickness Beneath Northwestern Massachusetts” [poster]. The Geological Society of America Meeting 2022: Pittsburg, PA.
  • Structure of the Crust in the Northern Appalachian Mountains: Detailing the Abrupt Change in Crustal Thickness in North-Western Massachusetts [poster]. American Geophysical Union Meeting 2021: New Orleans, LA.
  • "Unraveling the seismic nest of Parismina" [poster]. 3rd Congress of Geology, UCR (2019).
  • "Morphometric methods applied to geomorphological analysis: Case of Punta Morales, Costa Rica" [poster]. 3rd Congress of Geology, UCR (2019).
  • "Capellades Earthquake: November 30th, 2016" [poster]. Central American Congress of Geology, El Salvador (2017).

Awards

  • Rutgers Earth and Planetary Science Department Excellence Fellowship (2023)
  • Rutgers Earth and Planetary Science Department Excellence Fellowship (2021)