People of Mines Glaciology

The Mines Glaciology Laboratory is a collaboration between faculty, postdoctoral scholars, PhD students, Master’s students, undergraduate students, and community college and high school interns. We explore science questions about the Earth’s cryosphere, from snow in our backyard to lakes under a mile of ice in Antarctica. We also think about how we can apply what we learn on Earth to better understand the cryosphere of other planetary bodies in our solar systems. Although many of people below call our group their primary academic home, we love hosting temporary visitors from across Mines and from institutions around the world join our group as well. 


Matthew R. Siegfried (he/him,
Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics
Affiliated Faculty, Hydrologic Science & Engineering and Humanitarian Geophysics

  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2015
  • M.S., Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2010
  • A.B., Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2008

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Postdoctoral Scholars

Shane Grigsby (he/him,
Postdoctoral Research, Department of Geophysics
Greenland hydrology, crevasse detection, optical remote sensing, machine learning

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2019
  • M.S., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
  • B.A., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011

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Roger J. Michaelides (he/him,
Postdoctoral Research, Department of Geophysics
Permafrost processes, planetary geophysics, InSAR processing

  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Stanford University, 2020
  • B.A., Physics, Cornell University, 2015
  • B.S., Science of Earth Systems, Cornell University, 2015

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Graduate students

Jared Klemm (he/him,
PhD Student, Department of Geophysics
Radar altimetry, ice sheet surface evolution

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Florida State University, 2017

Wilson Sauthoff (he/him,
PhD Student, Hydrologic Science & Engineering (starting Fall 2020)
Ice-sheet hydrology, ice-rock-water interaction

  • M.S., Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016
  • B.S., Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Davis, 2013

Elena Savidge (she/her,
PhD Student, Department of Geophysics (starting Fall 2020)
Ice-ocean interaction, surface deformation

  • B.S., Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria (CAN), 2020

UnderGraduate students

Matthew Oleszko (he/him)
Department of Geophysics
GNSS analysis, glacial stick-slip

Becca Prentice (she/her)
Department of Geophysics
Laser altimetry, ice sheet grounding zones

Anna Valentine (she/her)
Department of Geophysics
Laser altimetry, ice sheet snow accumulation


Pawson Siegfried
Lead Peanut Butter Taster

Westley Klemm
King Sniffer

Miss Kitty Klemm
Resident Floridian

Sierra Grigsby
Dog-looking Mountain Goat

Past Members

Visiting Students

Emma Pearce, PhD student, University of Leeds, Firn structure from seismic full-waveform inversion, Fall 2019