Graduate Students



West, Loyd (Travis)

Status: Graduate Student

I am a Nevada native, born and raised in Las Vegas. Upon returning home from active duty in the US Army I earned my Bachelor of Science in Geology at UNLV. After graduation, I began my career in geotechnical engineering and gained experience in advanced near-surface seismic studies for various engineering applications, including: site classification, fault characterization, fissure and void studies, rippability, and depth to bedrock. In 2007, I joined the geophysical consulting firm Optim SDS and managed the data collection of more than 10,700 ReMi measurements throughout Clark County, Nevada for the Clark County Parcel Map Vs30 Microzonation Project. Currently, I am pursuing my Master of Science in Geophysics under Prof. John Louie and continue to work for Optim SDS guiding data-collection efforts for ReMi, Deep ReMi, refraction, and reflection-based projects.

My research interests currently include 3D modeling, earthquake site-characterization, geo-hazards, seismic microzonation, and earthquake mitigation.

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