New to the Department: Vamsi Ganti


We are pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Vamsi Ganti to the Department of Geography. Vamsi was a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at the Imperial College London. Prior to this, Vamsi was a postdoctoral scholar of Geology at the California Institute of Technology. Vamsi’s primary research interests lie in quantitatively understanding the mechanics of surface processes across a broad range of space and time scales, and he is also interested in how these processes are recorded in the sedimentary archive. Vamsi received his Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and his Ph.D. from the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities.

He is a recipient of the Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist award (2015), Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship (2014), Horton Research Grant (2011), Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota (2010), and the Edward Silberman Fellowship (2009).

Most of Vamsi’s research interests and press coverage of his work are highlighted on his website here.