| Research Associate Dr. Oliver Duffy has joined the Bureau’s Applied Geodynamics Laboratory (AGL). Duffy earned a BSc in geology in 2007 and a PhD in basin analysis in 2012 at the University of Manchester, followed by over two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Basins Research Group at Imperial College London. His research centers on using seismic interpretation methods to understand salt tectonic processes, the structural styles and modes of tectonostratigraphic evolution in rift basins, and the geometry and evolution of fault networks. His current research is focused on a structural analysis of the Precaspian Basin in Kazakhstan.
Dr. Samira Enayati recently joined the Bureau’s administrative staff as a Contracts and Grants Specialist. Enayati earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Isfahan in Iran and her Master of Economics degree at the Centre d’Etudes en Macroéconomie et Finance Internationale, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in 2012. Prior to her current assignment, Enayati worked as a Research Fellow at the Bureau’s Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) laboratory.
Poe Chen has joined the Bureau’s Information Technologies group as Senior Systems Administrator. Chen, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in electrical and computer engineering, previously worked for The University as a LAN administrator and consultant. He has extensive experience in IT systems—including network administration, virtualization, server administration, design and implementation of backup and disaster recovery systems—as well as fluency in numerous programming languages. Chen most recently served as Corporate Application Engineer/IT Specialist for Mentor Graphics of Massachusetts.