Personnel

Executive Committee

Dr. Ross Powell

Dr. Ross Powell

WISSARD Chief Scientist
Lead Principal Investigator, RAGES
Principal Investigator, LISSARD
Professor, Department of Geology, Northern Illinois University 

Dr. John C. Priscu

Dr. John C. Priscu

Lead Principal Investigator, GBASE
Professor, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University

Dr. Slawek Tulaczyk

Dr. Slawek Tulaczyk

Lead Principal Investigator, LISSARD; Principal Investigator, RAGES
Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Project Principal Investigators

Dr. Sridhar Anandakrishnan

Dr. Sridhar Anandakrishnan

Principal Investigator, LISSARD
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

Dr, Brent C. Christner

Dr. Brent C. Christner

Email:

GBASE PI; Lead, Science Technical Liason Subcommittee (STLS)
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University

Dr. Andrew Fisher

Dr. Andrew Fisher

Principal Investigator, LISSARD; Principal Investigator, Rages
Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Helen Amanda Fricker

Dr. Helen Amanda Fricker

Principal Investigator, LISSARD
Lead, Science Integration Subcommittee (SIS)
Associate Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Dr. Jill Mikucki

Dr. Jill Mikucki

Principal Investigator, GBASE
Department of Microbiology
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Dr. Robert Jacobel

Dr. Robert Jacobel

Principal Investigator, RAGES; Principal Investigator, LISSARD
Professor, Department of Physics
St. Olaf College

Dr. Susan Schwartz

Dr. Susan Schwartz

PI of Whillans Seismic Grant
Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Mark Skidmore

Dr. Mark Skidmore

Principal Investigator, GBASE

Department of Earth Sciences
Montana State University

Dr. Andrew Mitchell

Dr. Andrew Mitchell

Principal Investigator, GBASE
Assistant Research Professor, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3DB. UK

Dr. Jeff Severinghaus

Dr. Jeff Severinghaus

Principal Investigator, LISSARD
Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Reed Scherer

Dr. Reed Scherer

Email:

Principal Investigator, LISSARD; Principal Investigator, RAGES
Lead, Science Integration Subcommittee (SIS)
Professor, Department of Geology, Northern Illinois University

Staff

WISSARD Project Manager

John Sherve

WISSARD Project Manager
Montana State University

Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

WISSARD EPO Coordinator
Education and Outreach Specialist
Montana State University

Collaborators

Dan Sampson

Dan Sampson

Instrument Engineer, LISSARD, Whillans Seismic Grant
University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dr. Alberto Behar

Dr. Alberto Behar

PI of MSLED ROV Grant
JPL, Investigation Scientist, Mars Curiosity Rover and ASU Associate Professor

Robin Bolsey

Robin Bolsey

Senior Instrumentation Specialist, LISSARD, RAGES
University of California, Santa Cruz

International Collaborators

Carlo Barbante

Dr. Carlo Barbante

Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes-CNR
University of Venice, Italy

Dr. Irina Alekhina

Dr. Irina Alekhina

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI)
St.Petersburg, Russia

Dr. Marino Protti

Dr. Marino Protti

Professor of seismology, Costa Rica Volcanological and Seismological Observatory,
OVSICORI-UNA, A Research Institute at the National University in Heredia, Costa Rica

Huw Horgan

Research Fellow
Antarctic Research Centre
Victoria University of Wellington

Martyn Tranter

Bristol Glaciology Centre
Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1SS
UK

Postdoctoral Scientists

Dr. Knut Christianson

Dr. Knut Christianson

Dr. Knut Christianson
Post Doctoral Scientist
Jacobel Research Group
Department of Physics
St. Olaf College

Dr. Oliver Marsh

Fricker Research Group
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Sasha Carter

Dr. Sasha Carter

Post Doctoral Scientist, LISSARD
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Students

Alex Michaud

Alex Michaud

WISSARD Graduate Student, GBASE
Priscu Research Group
Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University

Alicia Purcell

Alicia Purcell

WISSARD Graduate Student, GBASE
Mikucki Research Group
Department of Microbiology
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Amanda Achburger

WISSARD Graduate Student. GBASE
Christner Lab Group
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisana State University

Brian Guthrie

WISSARD Undergraduate Student, RAGES
Powell Lab Group
Department of Geology
Northern Illinois University

Carolyn Branecky

Carolyn Branecky

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Tulaczyk Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Emily McBryan

WISSARD Undergraduate Student, MSLED project
Behar Lab Group
ASU Extreme Robotics Laboratory
Arizona State University

Esteban Chaves

Schwartz Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Seismology Laboratory
University of California Santa Cruz
http://www.pmc.ucsc.edu/~seisweb/

Grace Barcheck

Grace Barcheck

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Schwartz Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Jason Coenen

WISSARD Graduate Student, RAGES
Powell/Scherer Research Group
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Northern Illinois University

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Ken Mankoff

Ken Mankoff

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Tulaczyk Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Lucas Beem

Lucas Beem

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Tulaczyk Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Marci Beitch

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Tulaczyk Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Matthew Siegfried

Matthew Siegfried

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Fricker Research Group
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego

Neil Foley

Neil Foley

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Tulaczyk Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Sarah Neuhaus

WISSARD Graduate Student, LISSARD
Tulaczyk Research Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Timothy Hodson

WISSARD Graduate Student, RAGES
Powell/Scherer Research Group
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Northern Illinois University

Tristy Vick-Majors

WISSARD Graduate Student, GBASE
Priscu Research Group
Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University

Education and Outreach

Betty Trummel

Betty Trummel

WISSARD Embedded Teacher
Husmann Elementary School
Crystal Lake, IL
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Education,
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

Dave Monk WISSARD Videographer

Dave Monk

WISSARD Embedded Videographer
Brave New Pictures

Doug Fox

Douglas Fox

On Assingment for Discover Magazine
WISSARD Embedded Journalist

JT Thomas

On Assignment for Discover Magazine
WISSARD Embedded Photojournalist

Mike Lebaron

Mike Lebaron

WISSARD PolarTrec Teacher
AP Environmental Science and Earth Science
Lake Norman High School, Mooresville, North Carolina

Tyler Subatch

Tyler Subatch is part of the WISSARD Outreach Program and is MAP high school student from Plains Montana. The Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a six-week summer immersion for underrepresented minority high school students which provides rising sophomores, juniors and seniors their first taste of college life and hands-on science research experience with MSU faculty mentors. Tyler is mentored by Trista Vick-Majors and will be working on “Temperature sensitivity of bacterial isolates from Subglacial Lake Whillans".

Drill Contractors

Adam Melby

Adam Melby

Contractor/Electrical Engineer, EAD (Enginnering, Automation and Design)
Controls, Inc., Omaha, NE
Under contract to the Andrill Science Management Office,
Univerisity of Nebraska-Lincoln

Chad Carpenter

Chad Carpenter

Driller/Electrician, WISSARD Hot Water Drill System (HWDS) Research Project Manager I ANDRILL Science Management Office University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dar Gibson

Driller, WISSARD Hot Water Drill System (HWDS)
Research Project Manager II
ANDRILL Science Management Office
University of Nebraska-Linclon

Daren Blythe

Driller, WISSARD Hot Water Drilling System (HWDS)
Research Project Manager II
ANDRILL Science Management Office
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dennis Duling

Dennis Duling

Chief Driller, WISSARD Hot Water Drill System (HWDS)
Research Manager II
ANDRILL Science Management Office
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Frank Rack

Dr. Frank Rack

P.I. Executive Director, ANDRILL Science Management Office, and
Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,
Univerisity of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Steven Fischbein

ANDRILL Science Management Office
126 Bessey Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0341

Graham Roberts

Graham Roberts

Driller, WISSARD Hot Water Drill System (HWDS)
Research Project Manager I
ANDRILL Science Management Office
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jeff Lemery

Jeff Lemery

Driller, WISSARD Hot Water Drill System (HWDS)
Research Project Manager I
ANDRILL Science Management Office
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Justin Burnett

Justin Burnett

Driller, WISSARD Hot Water Drill System (HWDS)
Research Project Manager I
ANDRILL Science Management Office
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Logistics Contractors

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Field Manager
Science and Technical Project Services
Antarctic Support Contractor

Chad Naughton

Chad Naughton

Logistics Support
Antarctic Support Contractor

Julie Raine

Julie Raine

WISSARD Logisics Coordinator
Antarctic Support Contractor

Matthew Kippenhan

Matthew Kippenhan

WISSARD Support Project Manager
Antarctic Support Contractor