Dr. Andrew Schaeffer

Research Scientist

Geological Survey of Canada

Andrew is famous for the innumerable citations of his “Schaeffer and Lebedev” papers. The references appear on approximately 1 in 3 posters and talks at AGU. It’s just absurd.

Andrew was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the UO Geophysics group from 2015 to 2017, and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow also in our group from 2017 to 2018. He still (!) maintains our group computers.


  • Seismic Tomography
  • Dynamics and evolution of northwestern Canada
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Seismo-tectonics


  • PhD in Geophysics, 2014

    University College, Dublin

  • MSc in Geophysics, 2009

    University of British Columbia

  • BSc in Geophysics, 2006

    University of British Columbia


  • 2017-2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2015-2017 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2014 Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior Graduate Research Award, American Geophysical Union
  • 2013 Best Student Paper Award, Geophysical Journal International