Ph.D. student Chris Miele, in the UI Glacier Dynamics lab, successfully defended his dissertation proposal today. His dissertation, titled “Transition zones in floating glacier ice in Greenland,” is focused around better understanding the dynamics and iceberg calving of marine terminating glaciers. To an audience of over 35 Zoom attendees, Chris did a great job presenting his work with both physical rigor and engaging humor. Chris subsequently passed his comprehensive exam, and advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.
Great work, Chris! Congratulations!
Thanks are also due to Chris’ advisory committee members, Dr. Ellyn Enderlin, Dr. Eric Mittelstaedt, and Dr. Gabriel Potirniche.