Karl Wegmann
Ph.D.    Lehigh Univ., 2008
M.S.     Univ. of New Mexico, 1999
B.A.     Whitman College, 1996

I'm always interested in hearing from self-motivated students looking to join our research group. 

Please contact me or the students currently working with me for more information
office ph: +1-919-515-0380

This could be your office... well at least part of the year!

...and this is how you might commute to work...

PhD student Steve Smith Crossing the NF Quinault River

Steve Smith, Karl Wegmann, Nathan Lyons, and Gantulga Bayasgalan (2013)
with the highest peak in the Hangay Mountains, Otgon Tenger Uul, in the distance

Current Graduate Students

Stephen G. Smith
Ph.D. candidate: 2012 - present
Research: Long-term record of seismically induced erosion preserved in Lake Quinault, Washington & Quantifying topographic relief since the late Miocene in the Hangay Mountains, central Mongolia
Steve's webpage

Gantulga Bayasgalan
Ph.D. student: 2013 - present
Research: Mongolia - Climatic and Tectonic Geomorphology of the Hangay Mountains, central Mongolia

John Wall
Ph.D. student 2013 - present
Research: Lidar geoarchaeology and sinkhole detection; co-advised by Dr. Del Bohnenstiehl (NCSU)
John's webpage

Catelyn Joyner
M.S. student: 2014 - present
Research: Post-glacial chronology of earthquake triggered landslides along the Lake Creek - Boundary Creek Fault, north Olympic Peninsula, Washington State; Co-advised by Dr. Elana Leithold (NCSU)

Col. Julian (Nuttman) Chesnutt
PhD student: 2015 - present
Research: TBD - planetary surface processes and remote sensing

Adam Lee
MS student: 2015 - present
Research: Anthropogenic geomorphology and environmental impacts of legacy sediment in Wake County, NC

Current Undergraduate Students

Robert Lane           Geology major (2016) - Landslide Legion - Comparing gradients in hillslope sediment flux, precipitation, and rock uplift across the Olympic Mountains
Austin Jacobs        Geology major (2016) - Characterizing sand sources from lacustrine turbidites, Lake Crescent, Washington
Hallie Nunamaker   Geology major (2016) - Characterizing sand sources from lacustrine turbidites, Lake Crescent, Washington
Alex Harriss           Geology major (2017) - Evaluating the effectiveness of beavers impoundments for urban stream restoration, Wake County, North Carolina

Former Students: Where are they now?

  • Matthew Morriss (2015): Dynamic and Tectonic Landscapes in Eastern Oregon Reveal Neogene to Quaternary Rearrangement of Topography [M.S. Thesis]
    • Ph.D. Student, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon 
  • Nathan Lyons (2014): Hillslope-Stream Coupling in Tectonically Active and Inactive Regions [PhD Dissertation].
    • Research Scientist - Utah State University; NC State University
  • Sean Gallen (2013): The Development of Topography in Ancient and Active Orogens: Case Studies of Landscape Evolution in the Southern Appalachians, USA and Crete, Greece [PhD Dissertation].
    • Research and Teaching Faculty - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mark Voli (2012):Tracing the Sources of Suspended Sediment Inputs to Falls Lake Reservoir, Neuse River, North Carolina [M.S. Thesis].
    • Environmental  Scientist at Dewberry Engineering, Fairfax, VA
  • Robert Lewis (2011): The Lasting Impacts of Post-Colonial Agriculture and Water-Powered Milldams on Current Water Quality, Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina [M.S. Thesis].
    • Hydrogeologist, Asheville, NC
  • Jennifer Cessna          2009         Graduate Student - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • Joseph Kasperski        2010         Geologist - Golder Associates, Richmond, VA
  • Evan Riddle                2010         Graduate Student - Oregon State University
  • Kelly Johnson             2011         Graduate Student - Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, NC State University
  • John Mass                 2011         Geologist - AMEC Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Julie Johnston            2011         Owner & Geologist - Johnston & Bowman Geologic Consulting, Olympia, WA
  • L. John Michaels         2011         Environmental Scientist, Albuquerque, NM
  • John DeDecker           2012         Graduate Student - Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Nathan Simmons         2012         Geologist - O'Brien & Gere, Raleigh NC
  • Christopher Stanbery   2013         Graduate Student - Boise State University, ID