I am a highly motivated research scientist working on several National Science Foundation funded proposals with colleagues from the University of Maine, University of Washington, CRREL and UC Davis. I therefore split my research time between these four institutions. Over the past decade I have conducted applied geology, glaciology, near surface geophysics, water and natural resources research using a range of field and numerical modeling methods. I have broad interests in the cryosphere, environmental, geo-technical, and basic to applied research geophysics with an expertise in applying ground-penetrating radar to near-surface geological and glaciological studies. I have over 15 years of remote travel experience, am a certified NREMT/Wilderness EMT, and have also worked as a part-time professional emergency medicine technician and climbing instructor.
Broadly, I use geophysical methods such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR), resistivity, and other remote sensing methods, to study the cryosphere (e.g. glaciers and permafrost) and near-surface geology of Earth. As it relates to the cryosphere, I use geophysics and remote sensing to study dynamical processes, thermal properties, and the internal structure of glaciers; I use similar techniques to estimate the depth, extent, and changes in permafrost relative to climate change or other influences (e.g. vegetation cover, topography). In regards to geology, I am interested in applying geophysical methods to studying the existence and origin of sedimentary and glacial deposits as well mapping bedrock structures. My field sites have included Alaska, Canada, Patagonia, Antarctica, the Pacific Northwest, and New England.