I am a geophysicist who applies physics and math to solve geologic problems.

My broad research interests are in the dynamics of Earth's tectonic plates. Recently, I have been working on how magma-rock interaction can alter continental lithosphere.

Prospective students: I am always looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in using physics, math, and numerical modeling to solve geologic problems. Please send me an email.

Announcements: Spring 2024 - Congratulations to undergraduate student Stephanie Paiva-Flynn for her UNM ASSURE Fellowship

Fall 2023: Congratulations to graduate student Grant Block on publishing his first paper and for winning a College of Arts and Sciences scholarship

Spring 2023: Congratulations to undergraduate honors student Will Crockett on winning an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and on choosing MIT!

Mousumi Roy


PhD Geophysics (1997) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MS Physics (1993) Boston University; BS Physics (1989) Stanford University

mroy at unm.edu

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of New Mexico
MSC 07-4220, 210 Yale Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Plain Academic