Ice Research Lab: Graduate Students

2017

Andrii Murdza 

Degree: Ph.D.                Advisor:  Schulson
Thesis Topic: Fatigue of Ice

Alden Adolph    

Degree: Ph.D.                   Advisor:  Albert
Thesis Topic: Snow and Climate

Amber Whelsky

Degree: Ph.D.                     Advisor: Albert
Thesis Topic: The Record of Climate Change in Firn

Kaitlin Keegan

Degree: Ph.D.                     Advisor: Albert
Thesis Topic: Studies of the NEEM: Greenland Firn Core

Ross Lieb-Lappan

Degree: Ph.D.                     Advisor:  Obbard 
Thesis Topic: Brine Networks in Sea Ice

 

2016

Kevin Hammonds

Degree: Ph.D.                     Advisor:  Baker
Thesis Topic: Creep of Polycrystalline Doped Ice

 

2015

Scott Snyder

Degree: Ph.D.                     Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Damaged Ice

Stephen Nodder

Degree: M.Sc.                     Advisor: Schulson  
Thesis Topic: Effect of Healing on the Strength of Fractured Ice

Xuan Wang

Degree: Ph.D.                     Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: Metamorphism of Dry Snow

2013

Stephanie Gregory

Degree: M.S.                      Advisor:  Albert: Baker
Thesis Topic: Firn Physical Properties Impact on Gas Trapping at Wais Divide and Megadunes

 

2011

Narayana Golding

Degree: Ph.D.                      Advisor: Schulson: Renshaw
Thesis Topic: Plastic Faulting in Ice

Si Chen

Degree: Ph.D.                     Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: Dry Snow Metamorphism

 

2009

Rachel Lomonaco

Degree: M.S.                     Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: Studies of Ice and Firn Cores

 

2008

Katherine E. Sieg

Degree: M.S.                      Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: Examination of the Fine-grained Region of the Siple Dome Ice Core

2006

Andrew Fortt

Degree: Ph.D.             Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Coulombic Sliding in Ice

Rachel Obbard

Degree: Ph.D.             Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: Microstructural Determinants in Glacial Ice

 

2005

Bradley Smith

Degree: M.S.             Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Compressive Failure of Ice Via Along-Column Grain Boundary Sliding

Katy Taylor

Degree: M.S.              Advisor: Renshaw: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Faulting Under High Confinement

Min Song

Degree: Ph.D.              Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: Effects of Particles on Anelasticity: Creep and Microstructural Evolution of Granular Ice

 

2002

Daniel Cullen

Degree: Ph.D.              Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: The Microstructural Location of Impurities in Ice Cores

Erik Russell

Degree: M.S.              Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Frictional Sliding Across Coulombic Shear Faults

Xiang Li

Degree: M.S.               Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: The Effect of Sulfuric Acid on the Mechanical Properties of Ice Single Crystals

 

2001

Daniel Iliescu

Degree: Ph.D.
Thesis Topic: The Flow and Fracture of Cracked Ice

 

2000

Jeffrey Melton

Degree: Ph.D.                Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Deformation of Columnar Saline Ice Under Triaxial Compression

 

1999

Ying L. Trickett

Degree: M.S.                Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: The Mechanical Properties of Ice Single Crystals

 

1998

Xiaohong Hu

Degree: Ph.D.                  Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: X-ray Topography of Freshwater Ice

 

1997

Eric Gratz

Degree: Ph.D.                 Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Brittle Compressive Failure Surface of Ice

Suogen Qi

Degree: M.S.                 Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Ductile-to-Brittle Transition in Ice: Effect of Temperature

Yuhong Wu

Degree: M.S.                 Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: Shear Processing of Nanocrystals

 

1996

Michael E. Manley

Degree: M.S.                 Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Deformation of S1 and S2 Ice

1995

K. Jia

Degree: M.S.                  Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: X-ray Topography of Dislocation/Grain Boundary Interactions in Ice

1994

Oleg Y. Nickolayev

Degree: M.S.                  Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Failure Envelopes and the Ductile to Brittle Transition in Columnar Saline Ice Under Biaxial Compression

Stephanie E. Buck

Degree: M.S.                  Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Failure Envelopes and the Ductile to Brittle Transition in Fresh-Water S2 Columnar Ice Under Biaxial Compressive Loading

 

1993

F. Liu

Degree: Ph.D.                  Advisor: Baker
Thesis Topic: X-ray Topography of Polycrystalline Ice

Gary A. Kuehn

Degree: M.S.                  Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Mechanical Properties of Saline Ice

 

1992

Rachel A. Batto

Degree: M.S.                  Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: An Investigation of the Ductile-Brittle Transition in Columnar S2 Ice Under Compression

 

1991

Johan A. Grape

Degree: M.S.                  Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effect of Confining Stress on the Brittle Compressive Indentation Fracture of Ice

Timothy R. Smith

Degree: Ph.D.                   Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effect of Stress State on the Brittle Compressive L12 Fracture of Columnar Ice

 

1990

Douglas A. Fifolt

Degree: M.S.                 Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: An Investigation into the Electromagnetic Emissions from Cracks In Ice: Development of a Signal Detection System and Preliminary Testing

Susan R. Shoemaker

Degree: M.S.                 Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Freshwater Columnar Ice: Growth Structure and Mechanical Properties

 

1989

Douglas Jones

Degree: M.S.                 Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Ice Friction: Effects of Temperature: Sliding Velocity and Ice Type

 

1988

Gregory J. Lasonde

Degree: M.S.                   Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effects of End Constraint on the Strength and Fracture Mode of Polycrystalline Ice in Compression

Mark C. Gies

Degree: M.S.                      Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Development of Brush-Type Platens for Loading Ice Specimens in Compression

 

1986

Rebecca N. Haerle

Degree: M.S.                      Advisor:  Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effect of Stress State History on the Compressive Strength of Polycrystalline Ice

Steven G. Hoxie

Degree: M.S.                      Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effect of Pre-Existing Cracks on the Tensile Strength of Polycrystalline Ice

 

1985

David Cole

Degree: M.S.                       Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: Microstructuring on Ice Under Compression

James L. Laughlin

Degree: M.S.                       Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effect of a Bimodal Grain Size Distribution on the Compressive Strength of Polycrystalline Ice

Neil P. Cannon

Degree: M.S.                       Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Influence of Grain Size on Compressive Strength of Polycrystalline Ice

Russell W. Lee

Degree: M.S.                     Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effect of Grain Size on the Tensile Strength of Ice at Two Strain-Rates

1983

Pooi N. Lim

Degree: M.S.                      Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Effects of Temperature and Grain Size on the Tensile Strength of Ice

 

1981

John Currier

Degree: M.S.                      Advisor: Schulson
Thesis Topic: The Tensile Strength of Fresh-Water: Granular Ice: Grain Size Effect