Brandi Lenz

Brandi Lenz

Instructional Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Program Director

Geophysics, Geohazards, Sediment Mechanics

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I am an Earth scientist with interests in natural hazards, subsurface geophysics, disaster mitigation, and Earth science education. My most recent research project focuses on slope stability, marine geohazards, and geomechanics using reflection seismic data collected offshore Oregon, USA.

Selected Publications

Lenz, B. L., Griffith, W. A., & Sawyer, D. E. (2023). Impact‐Induced Seafloor Deformation From Submarine
Landslides: Diagnostic of Slide Velocity?. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(18), e2023GL104818.

Tréhu, A. M., Tominaga, M., Lyle, M., Davenport, K., Phrampus, B. J., Favorito, J., Zhang, E., Lenz, B.L., Shreedharan, S., & Yelisetti, S. (2022). The hidden history of the south‐central Cascadia subduction zone recorded on the Juan de Fuca plate offshore southwest Oregon. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, e2021GC010318, doi:10.1029/2021GC010318

Lenz, B. L., Sawyer, D. E. (2021). Mass Transport Deposits In Reflection Seismic Data, Offshore Oregon, Basin Research, doi:10.1111/bre.12611.

Lenz, B. L., Sawyer, D. E., Phrampus, B., Davenport, K., & Long, A. (2019). Seismic Imaging of Seafloor Deformation Induced by Impact from Large Submarine Landslide Blocks, Offshore Oregon. Geosciences, 9(1), 10, doi:10.3390/geosciences9010010.

Sawyer D. E., R. S. Reece, S. P. S. Gulick, and B. L. Lenz (2017), Submarine landslide and tsunami hazards offshore southern Alaska: Seismic strengthening versus rapid sedimentation, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL074537.


2021 - Ph.D. Earth Science, The Ohio State University
2019 - M.S. Earth Science, The Ohio State University
2017 - B.S. Earth Science (Research Distinction), The Ohio State University
2016 - A.S. Columbus State Community College


2021 - Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University

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