Kim, D., Stähler, S. C., Ceylan, S., Lekic, V., Maguire, R., Zenhäusern, G., Clinton, J., Giardini, D., Khan, A., Panning, M. P., Davis, P., Wieczorek, M., Schmerr, N., Lognonné, P., & Banerdt, W. B. (2023). Structure Along the Martian Dichotomy Constrained by Rayleigh and Love Waves and Their Overtones. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(8), e2022GL101666.

Li, J., Beghein, C., Davis, P., Wieczorek, M.A., McLennan, S.M., Kim, D., Lekić, V., Golombek, M., Schimmel, M., Stutzmann, E. and Lognonné, P., (2023). Crustal structure constraints from the detection of the SsPp phase on Mars. Earth and Space Science10(3), p.e2022EA002416,


Kim, D., Banerdt, W.B., Ceylan, S., Giardini, D., Lekic, V., Lognonné, P., Beghein, C., Beucler, E., Carrasco, S, Charalmbous, C., Clinton, J., Drilleau, M., Duran, A.C., Golombek, M., Joshi, R., Khan, A, Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Li, J., Maguire, R., Pike, W.T., Samuel, H., Schimmel, M., Schmerr, N., Stähler, S., Stutzmann, E., Wieczorek, M., Xu, Z., Batov, A., Bozdag, E., Dahmen, N., Davis, P., Gudkova, T., Horleston, A., Huang, Q., Kawamura, T., King, S., McLennan, M., Nimmo, F., Plasman, M., Plesa, A.C., Stepanova, E.I., Weidner, E., Zenhäusern, G., Daubar, I.J., Fernando, B., Garcia, R., Posiolova, L.V. and M.P. Panning. (2022) Surface Waves and Crustal Structure on Mars, Science, 378(6618), 417-421,

Beghein, C., Li, J., Weidner, E., Maguire, R., Wookey, J., Lekić, V., Lognonné, P and W. B. Banerdt, W. (2022) Crustal Anisotropy in the Martian lowlands from surface waves. Geophysical Research Letters49(24), e2022GL101508,

Li, J., Beghein, C., McLennan, S., Horleston, A., Huang, Q., Bozdag, E., Golombek, M., Lekic, V., Lognonné, P. and Banerdt, W. (2022) Constraints on the martian crust away from the InSight landing site. Nature Communications, 13(1), p.7950.

Huang, N. Schmerr, S. King, A. Rivoldini, A.-C. Plesa, A. Khan, H. Samuel, M. Drilleau, D. Kim, R. Maguire, V. Lekic, F. Karakostas, M. Bystricky, T. Gudkova, J. Irving, D. Antonangeli, S. Ceylan, A. C. Duran, S. Stähler, M. Collinet,  C. Bollinger, F. Bejina, B. Fernando, K. Leng, T. Nissen-Meyer, C. Beghein, L. Waszek, R. Myhill, C. Michaut, N. Siersch, J.-R. Scholz, P. Davis, R. Garcia, P. Lognonné, B. Pinot, R. Widmer-Schnidrig, M. Panning, S. Smrekar, T. Spohn, D. Giardini, W. B. Banerdt. (2022) Seismic Detection of the Martian Mantle Transition Zone by InSight, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 119 (42) e2204474119,

Bell, E., Schmerr, N., Porter, R., Bleacher, J., Young, K., Huang, M.-H., Lekic, V., and Pettit, D. (2022) Active seismic exploration along an analog human Lunar mission traverse in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, The Leading Edge, 41, 690-699.

Ringler, A. T., Anthony, R.E., Aster, R.C., Ammon, C.J., Arrowsmith, S., Benz, H., Ebeling, C., Frassetto, A., Kim, Koelemeijer, P., W.-Y., Lau, H.C.P., Lekic, V., Richards, P.G., Schaff, D.P., Vallée, M. and W. Yeck, (2022) Achievements and Prospects of Global Broadband Seismic Networks after 30 Years of Continuous Geophysical Observations, Reviews of Geophysics, e2021RG000749,

Horleston, A., Clinton, J., Ceylan, S., Giardini, D., Charalmbous, C., Irving, J., Lognonné, P., Stähler, S., Zenhäusern, G., Dahmen, N., Duran, C., Kawamura, T., Khan, A., Kim, D., Plasman, M., Euchner, F., Beghein, C., Beucler, E., Huang., Q., Knapmeyer, M., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Lekić, V., Li, J., Perrin, C., Schimmel, M., Schmerr, N., Stott, A., Stutzmann, E., Teanby, N., Xu, Z., Panning, M. and B., Banerdt. (2022) The far side of Mars: Two distant quakes detected by InSight, The Seismic Record, 2(2), 88-99, Horleston_et_al_2022 SOM

Moulik, P., Lekic, V., Romanowicz, B., Ma, Z., Schaeffer, A., Ho, T., Beucler, E., Debayle, E., Deuss, A., Durand, S., Ekström, G., Lebedev, S., Masters, G., Priestley, K., Ritsema, J., Sigloch, K., Trampert, J. and A. M. Dziewonski. (2022) Global reference seismological data sets: multimode surface wave dispersion. Geophys. J. Int.228(3), pp.1808-1849, Moulik_et_al_2022 SOM


Kim, D., Lekić, V., Irving, J.C., Schmerr, N., Knapmeyer‐Endrun, B., Joshi, R., Panning, M.P., Tauzin, B., Karakostas, F., Maguire, R. and Q. Huang. (2021) Improving constraints on planetary interiors with PPS receiver functions. J. Geophys. Res.: Planets126(11), p.e2021JE006983, Kim_et_al_2021_PPs

Kim, D., Davis, P., Lekic, V., Maguire, R., Compaire, N., Schimmel, M., Stutzmann, E., Irving, J.C.E., Lognonné, P., Scholz, J.-R., Clinton, J., Zenhäusern, G., Dahmen, N., Panning, M., Garcia, R.F., Giardini, D., Hurst, K., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Nimmo, F., Pike, W.T., Pou, L., Schmerr, N., Stähler, S.C., Tauzin, B., Widmer-Schnidrig, R. and W.B. Banerdt. (2021) Potential Pitfalls in the Analysis and Structural Interpretation of Mars’ Seismic Data from InSight, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., Kim_et_al_2021_BSSA

Stähler, S.C., Khan, A., Banerdt, W.B., Lognonné, P., Giardini, D., Ceylan, S., Drilleau, M., Duran, A.C., Garcia, R., Huang, Q., Kim, D., Lekic, V., Samuel, H., Schimmel, M., Schmerr, N., Sollberger, D., Stutzmann, E., Xu, Z., Antonangeli, D., Davis, P., Irving, J.C.E., Kawamura, T., Knapmeyer, M., Maguire, R., Marusiak, A.G., Panning, M.P., Perrin, C., Plesa, A.-C., Rivoldini, A., Schmelzbach, C., Zenhäusern, G., Beucler, E., Charalambous, C., Clinton, J., Dahmen, N., van Driel, M., Gudkova, T., Horleston, A., Pike, W.T., Plasman, M. and S.E. Smrekar. (2021) Seismic Detection of the Martian Core, Science, 373(6553), 443-448, Stahler_et_al_2021

Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Panning, M.P., Bissig, F., Joshi, R., Khan, A., Kim, D., Lekic, V., Tauzin, B., Tharimena, S., Plasman, M., Compaire, N., Garcia, R.F., Margerin, L., Schimmel, M., Stutzmann, E., Schmerr, N., Bozdag, E., Plesa, A.-C., Wieczorek, M.A., Broquet, A., Antonangeli,D., McLennan, S.M., Samuel, H., Michaut, C., Pan, Lu., Smrekar, S.E., Johnson, C.L., Brinkman, N., Mittelholz, A., Rivoldini, A., Davis, P.M., Lognonné, P., Pinot, B., Scholz, J.-R., Stähler, S., Knapmeyer, M., vam Driel, M., Giardini, D. and W. B. Banerdt, (2021) Thickness and structure of the Martian crust from InSight seismic data, Science, 373(6553), 438-443, Knapmeyer_Endrun_et_al_2021

Khan, A., Ceylan, S., van Driel, M., Giardini, D., Lognonné, P., Samuel, H., Schmerr, N., Stahler, S., Duran, A., Huang, Q., Kim, D., Charalambous, C., Clinton, J., Davis, P., Drilleau, M., Karakostas, F., Lekic, V., Maguire, R., Michaut, C., Panning, M., Pike, W., Pinot, B., Plasman, M., Scholz, J.-R., Widmer-Schnidrig, R., Spohn, T., Smrekar, S. and W. Banerdt. (2021) Imaging the upper mantle structure of Mars with InSight seismic data, Science, 373(6553), 434-438, Khan_et_al_2021

Huang, M.H., Hudson-Rasmussen, B., Burdick, S., Lekic, V., Nelson, M., Fauria, K., and N. Schmerr. (2021) Bayesian seismic refraction inversion for critical zone science and near-surface applications, , Geophys., Geosys., Huang_et_al_2021

Maguire, R., Schmerr, N., Lekic, V., Hurford, T., Dai, L. and A. Rhoden. (2021) Constraining Europa’s Ice Shell Thickness with Fundamental Mode Surface Wave Dispersion, Icarus, 369, 114617, Maguire_et_al_2021

Magrini, F., Boschi, L., Gualtieri, L., Lekic, V. and F. Cammarano. (2021) Rayleigh-wave attenuation across the conterminous United States in the microseism frequency band, Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-9, Magrini_et_al_2021

Schimmel, M., Stutzmann, E., Lognonné, P., Compaire, N., Davis, P., Drilleau, M., Garcia, R., Kim, D., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Lekic, V., Margerin, L., Panning, M., Schmerr, N., Scholz, J.R., Spiga, A., Tauzin, B. and W.B. Banerdt. Seismic Noise Autocorrelations on Mars, Earth and Space Science, e2021EA001755, Schimmel_et_al_2021

Compaire, N., Margerin, L., Garcia, R., Pinot, B., Calvet, M., Orhand-Mainsant, G., Kim, D., Lekic, V., Tauzin, B., Schimmel, M., Stutzmann, E., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Lognonné, P., Pike, W., Schmerr, N., Gizon, L. and W. Banerdt. (2021) Autocorrelation of the ground vibration recorded by the SEIS-InSight seismometer on Mars, Geophys. Res. – Planets,126(4), e2020JE006498, Compaire_et_al_2021

Rudolph, M., D. Lourenco, P. Moulik and V. Lekic (2021), Long-wavelength Mantle Structure: Geophysical Constraints and Dynamical Models. In H. Marquardt, M. Ballmer, S. Cottaar, and J. Kontar (Eds.), Mantle Convection and Surface Expressions (pp. 3-19), Geophysical Monograph Series, Washington, DC, American Geophysical Union, Rudolph et al_2021


Kim, D., Lekic, V., Ménard, B., Baron, D. and M. Taghizadeh-Popp (2020),  Sequencing seismograms: A panoptic view of scattering in the core-mantle boundary region, Science, 368, 1223-1228, Kim_et_al_2020_SOM

Cunningham, E. and V. Lekic (2020), Constraining Properties of Sedimentary Strata Using Receiver Functions: An Example from the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the Southeastern United States, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 110 (2): 519-533 Cunningham_Lekic_2020

Ritsema, J. and V. Lekić (2020), Heterogeneity of Seismic Wave Velocity in Earth’s Mantle. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences48,

Izquierdo, K., Lekic, V. and L. Montesi (2020), A Bayesian Approach to Infer Interior Mass Anomalies from the Gravity Field of Celestial Bodies, Geophys. J. Int., 220(3), 1687–1699, Izquierdo_et_al_2020

Rudolph, M. L., Moulik, P. and V. Lekić (2020), Bayesian Inference of Mantle Viscosity From Whole‐Mantle Density Models. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems21(11), e2020GC009335, Rudolph_et_al_Gcubed_2020 Rudolph_et_al_Gcubed_2020_SOM

Lognonné, P., Banerdt, W.B., Pike, W.T. et al. (2020), Constraints on the shallow elastic and anelastic structure of Mars from InSight seismic data, Nature Geoscience, 13(3), 213-220, Lognonne_et_al_2020 Lognonne_et_al_2020_SOM

Dottin, J.W. III, Labidi, J., Lekic, V., Jackson, M.G. and J. Farquhar (2020), Sulfur isotope characterization of primordial and recycled sources feeding the Samoan mantle plume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 534, Dottin_et_al_2020

Mundl-Petermeier, A., Walker, R. J., Fischer, R. A., Lekic, V., Jackson, M. G., & Kurz, M. D. (2020), Anomalous 182-W in high 3He/4He Ocean Island Basalts: Fingerprints of Earth’s core? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Mundl_et_al_2020

Drilleau, M., Beucler, E., Lognonné, P., Panning, M.P., Knapmeyer‐Endrun, B., Banerdt, W.B., Beghein, C., Ceylan, S., van Driel, M., Joshi, R., Kawamura, T., Khan, A., Menina, S., Rivoldini, A., Samuel, H., Stähler, S., Xu, H., Bonni, M., Clinton, J., Giardini, D., Kenda, B., Lekic, V., Mocquet, A., Murdoch, N., Schimmel, M., Smrekar, S., Stutzmann, É., Tauzin,  B. and S. Tharimena (2020), MSS/1: Single‐station and single‐event marsquake inversion. Earth and Space Science, e2020EA001118,


Kim, D. and V. Lekic (2019), Groundwater Variations from Autocorrelation and Receiver Functions, Geophys. Res. Lett., Kim_Lekic_2019

Hurford, T.A., Henning, W.G., Maguire, R., Lekic, V., Schmerr, N., Panning, M., Bray, V., Manga, M., Kattenhorn, S.A., Quick, L. C., Rhoden, A.R. (2019), Seismicity on Tidally Active Solid-Surface Worlds, Icarus,

Burdick, S., Waszek, L. and V. Lekic (2019), Seismic Tomography of the Uppermost Inner Core, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 528(15), 115789, Burdick_et_al_2019 SOM

Cunningham, E. and V. Lekic (2019), Constraining crustal structure in the presence of sediment: a multiple converted wave approach, Geophys. J. Int., Cunningham_Lekic_2019

Gao, C., Cunningham, E. and V. Lekic (2019), Spurious Low Velocity Zones in Joint Inversions of Surface Waves and Receiver Function, Geophys. J. Int., Gao_et_al_2019

Diaferia, G., Cammarano, F., Piana Agostinetti, N., Gao, C., Lekic, V., Molinari, I. and L. Boschi (2019), Inferring crustal temperatures beneath Italy from joint inversion of receiver functions and surface waves, J. Geophys. Res., Diaferia_et_al_2019


Kim, W.-Y., Gold, M., Ramsay, J., Meltzer, A., Wunsch, D., Baxter, S., Lekic, V., Goodling, P., Pearson, K., Wagner, L., Roman, D., Golden, S. and T.L. Pratt (2018), Mw 4.2 Delaware Earthquake of 30 November 2017, Seismological Research Letters, Kim_et_al_2018

Gao, C. and V. Lekic (2018) Consequences of parametrization choices in surface wave inversion: insights from transdimensional Bayesian methods, Geophys. J. Int., Gao_Lekic_2018

Irving, J.C.E., Cottaar, S. and V. Lekic (2018) Seismically determined elastic parameters for Earth’s outer core, Science Advances 4(6), Irving_et_al_2018

Goodling, P. J., Lekic, V. and K. Prestegaard (2018) Seismic signature of turbulence during the 2017 Oroville Dam spillway erosion crisis, Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., Goodling_et_al_2018


Olugboji, T.M., Lekic, V. and W.F. McDonough (2017), A statistical assessment of models of the US continental crust using Bayesian inversion of ambient noise surface wave dispersion data, Tectonics, Olugboji_et_al-2017

Lekic, V. and K.M. Fischer (2017), On Interpreting Spatially Stacked Sp Receiver Functions, Geophys. J. Int., Lekic_Fischer_2017

Mundl, A., Touboul, M., Jackson, M.G., Day, J.M.D., Kurz, M.D., Lekic, V., Helz, R.T., and R.J. Walker (2017), Tungsten-182 Heterogeneity in Modern Ocean Island Basalts, Science, 356(6333), 66-69, Mundl_et_al_2017 

Burdick, S. and V. Lekic (2017), Velocity Variations and Uncertainty from Transdimensional P-wave Tomography of North America, Geophys. J. Int., 209 (2): 1337-1351,  SOM


Ballmer, M.D., Schumacher, L., Lekic, V., Thomas, C., and G. Ito (2016), Compositional Layering Within the Large Low Shear-Wave Velocity Provinces in the Lower Mantle, G-cubed, 10.1002/2016GC006605. Ballmer_et_al-2016

Panning, M.P., Benerdt, W.B., Lognonne, P., Beucler, E., Blanchette-Guertin, J.-F., Christense, U., Dehant, V., Drilleau, M., Gao., C., Garcia, R., Giradini, D., Golombek, M., Gudkova, T., Hempel, S., Kedar, S., Khan, A., Knapmeyer, M., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Lekic, V., Minoun, D., Mocquet, A., Pike, W.T., Plesa, A.-C., Rivoldini, A., Schmerr, N., Smrekar, S., Teanby, N.A., Tromp, J., Verhoeven, O., Weber, R., Wieczorek, M., and J. Wookey (2016), Planned Products of the Mars Structure Service for the InSight Mission to Mars, Space Sci. Rev, Panning_et_al_Insight_2016

Cottaar, S. and V. Lekic (2016), Morphology of Seismically Slow Lower Mantle Structures, Geophysical Journal International, 207(2), 1122-1136   pdf and supplement


Rudolph, M., V. Lekic, and C. Lithgow-Bertelloni (2015), Viscosity jump in the Earth’s mid mantle, Science, 360 (6266), 1349-1352, pdf

Reeves, Z., V. Lekic, N. Schmerr, M. Kohler, and D. Weeraratne (2015), Lithospheric structure across the California Continental Borderland from receiver functions, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, doi:10.1002/ 2014GC005617. pdf


Dye, S.T., Huang, Y., Lekic, V., McDonough, W.F., and O. Sramek (2014) Geo-neutrinos and Earth Models, Proceedings of TAUP. pdf

Triana, S.A., Zimmerman, D.S., Nataf, H.-C., Thorette, A., Lekic, V., and D. Lathrop (2014) Helioseismology in a bottle: Modal acoustic velocimetry, New J. Phys. 16 113005 doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/11/113005. pdf

Kolb, J. M. and V. Lekic (2014) Receiver Function Deconvolution Using Transdimensional Hierarchichal Bayesian Inference, Geophys. J. Int.,

Ford, H. A., Fischer, K. M., and V. Lekic, (2014) Localized shear in the deep lithosphere beneath the San Andreas fault system, Geology, 42 (4), 295-298pdf

Hopper, E., Ford, H. A., Fischer, K. M., Lekic, V. and M. J. Fouch, (2014) The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary and the tectonic and magmatic history of the northwestern United States, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., pdf


Lekic, V. and K. M. Fischer, (2013) Contrasting lithospheric signatures across the western United States revealed by Sp receiver functions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. pdf_SOM pdf

French, S.W., Lekic, V., B. Romanowicz, (2013) Waveform tomography reveals channeled flow at the base of the oceanic asthenosphere, Science, doi:10.1126/science.1241514. pdf pdf_SOM


Lekic, V., S. Cottaar, A.M. Dziewonski, B. Romanowicz, (2012) Cluster analysis of global lower mantle tomography: A new class of structure and implications for chemical heterogeneity, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 357-358, 68-77 pdf

Sramek, O., McDonough, W.F., Kite, E.S., Lekic, V., Dye, S.T., Zhong, S., (2012) Geophysical and geochemical constraints on geoneutrino fluxes from Earth’s mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. pdf


Lekic, V., K. M. Fischer, and S. French, (2011) Lithospheric thinning beneath rifted regions of Southern California, Science, 334(6057), 783-787. pdf

Lekic, V. and B. Romanowicz, (2011) Tectonic regionalization without a priori information: a cluster analysis of tomography, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 308, 151-160. pdf

Lekic, V. and B. Romanowicz, (2011) Inferring upper mantle structure by full waveform tomography using the spectral element method, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04969.x. pdf


Dziewonski, A., V. Lekic and B. Romanowicz, (2010) Mantle Anchor Structure: An argument for bottom up tectonics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 299, 69-79. pdf

Panning, M., V. Lekic and B. Romanowicz, (2010) Importance of crustal corrections in the development of a new global model of radial anisotropy, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12325, doi:10.1029/2010JB007520. pdf

Lekic, V., M. Panning, and B. Romanowicz, (2010) A simple method for improving crustal corrections in waveform tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 182(1), 265-278. pdf

Lekic, V., J. Matas, M. Panning, and B. Romanowicz, (2010) Reply to “Comment on ‘Measurement and implications of frequency dependence of attenuation’” by I. Morozov, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 293, 216-217. pdf


Lekic, V., J. Matas, M. Panning, and B. Romanowicz, (2009) Measurement and implications of frequency dependence of attenuation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 282, 285-293. pdf


Cammarano, F., V. Lekic, M. Manga, M. Panning, and B. Romaonwicz, (2006) Long-period seismology on Europa: 1. Physically consistent interior models, J. Geophys. Res.,111, E12009, doi:10.1029/2006JE002710. pdf

Panning, M., V. Lekic, M. Manga, F. Cammarano, and B. Romanowicz, (2006) Long-period seismology on Europa: 2. Predicted seismic response, J. Geophys. Res., 111, E12008, doi:10.1029/2006JE02712. pdf


Dunn, R.A., V. Lekic, R.S. Detrick, D.R. Toomey, (2005) Three-dimensional seismic structure of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (35°N): Evidence for focused melt supply and lower crustal dike injection, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B09101, doi: 10.1029/2004JB003473. pdf

Student Theses

M.S. Dissertations:

Zachary Reeves (M.S. 2014): Constraining Lithospheric Structure across the Continental Borderland using Receiver Functions

Anthony Mautino (M.S. 2016): Inverse Spectral Methods in Acoustic Normal Mode Velocimetry of High Reynolds Number Spherical Couette Flows

Phillip Goodling (M.S. 2018): Seismic Observations of Fluvial Energy Dissipation,

Ph.D. Dissertations:

Chao Gao (Ph.D. 2019): Structure of Continental Lithosphere from Transdimensional Bayesian Inversion of Surface Waves and Receiver Functions,

Erin Cunningham (Ph.D. 2019): The Sediment and Crustal Structure of the Southeastern United States,

Kristel Izquierdo (Ph.D. 2020): Inference of Mass Anomalies in Planetary Interiors Using a Bayesian Global Gravity Field Inversion,

Karen Pearson (Ph.D. 2021): Analyzing Time-Varying Seismicity and Aftershock Behavior in Central and Eastern United States,

B.S. undergraduate thesis as part of Geology capstone GEOL393/394 course:

Sutton Chiorini (B.S. 2016): Characterizing Seismic Swarm Morphology,

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