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Research Opportunities

The Department of Geophysics at Stanford University is a center of excellence in radar, exploration, and near surface geophysics as well the mechanics and dynamics of the Earth.  And the Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences has a several research group focused on Understanding Ice. This provides a unique and exciting intellectual environment within which to study and practice Radio Glaciology.

Prospective PhD students and postdocs interested in the use of geophysical radar to study the interaction, evolution, and physical processes of ice and water in Earth and planetary systems should feel free to contact to discuss potential projects in one or more of our core research areas.

Students with strong backgrounds in physics, mathematics, engineering, geophysics, or astrophysics as well as interests in any of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Signal Processing
  • Radar Science and Engineering
  • Remote Sensing
  • Exploration or Near Surface Geophysics
  • Geophysical Glaciology
  • Ice Sheet Hydrology
  • Ice Sheet Modeling
  • Planetary Geophysics

Undergraduate and Master's degree students that are interested in the development, deployment, and application of ice penetrating radar systems should also contact about current opportunities in our lab.