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David M. Whipp, Ph.D.

WhippAssociate Professor of Geodynamic Modelling

Institute of Seismology
Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O.Box 68 [Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b]
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

tel: +358 (0)2 941 51617
fax: +358 (0)2 941 51598
Curriculum Vitæ
Helsinki University Geodynamics Group (HUGG)


  • Ph.D. Geology, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2008
  • B.S. Geology, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2002

Teaching Topics

  • Geodynamics
  • Numerical modelling
  • Programming in Python
  • Quantitative geoscience

Research Topics

  • Lithospheric geodynamics
  • Interaction between climate and tectonic processes
  • Thermochronology
  • 3D thermomechanical and thermokinematic numerical modelling
  • High performance computing


Complete list of publications available in my CV.


  • Current topics in Global Geophysics Research
  • Geodynamics
  • Introduction to Lithospheric Geodynamic Modelling
  • Introduction to Quantitative Geology
  • Lithospheric Structure and Dynamics

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Lars Kaislaniemi
    What controls deformation in a "bent" 3D orogen? The effects of spatially variable rock strength, erosion and mass transport on the tectonics of the Bolivian Andes

Doctoral student(s)

  • Jorina Schütt
    What controls strain partitioning at obliquely convergent ocean-continent margins? 3D dynamics of crustal deformation along the western Andean margin