Pınar Gürün – MSc candidate, Dalhousie University
Cascadia Subduction Zone
Pinar’s project focuses on the investigation of the first regional characterization of the subduction bend-related normal faulting and hydration state of the incoming oceanic Juan de Fuca (JdF) plate system. To achieve this goal, she will interpret new pre-stack depth migrated reflection images and corresponding seismic attribute profiles crossing much of the offshore section of the CSZ and the incoming JdF plate.
Pinar completed her BSc degree at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey in 2016. Before joining Mladen Nedimovic’s working group as a master’s student at Dalhousie University in 2021, she worked in the energy sector for about three years, working in two different renewable energy companies in Turkey. She has experience with marine data acquisition and has taken part in research cruise, totaling 5 weeks of ship time. Among her most notable academic recognitions are honor graduation thesis of marine geophysics and graduating with the first-degree award from ITU, J. Ewart Blanchard Memorial Grant, and fully funded scholarship by Mineral Research and Exploration General Directorate (MTA).