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PhD Student, British Antarctic Survey / University of Cambridge /Scott Polar Research Institute, United Kingdom

I am currently a PhD student at the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Cambridge, with the Scott Polar Research Institute. My PhD research integrates electrical engineering, numerical modelling, and field glaciology to investigate the basal and englacial processes of glacier motion of the Greenland Ice Sheet and the mass loss induced through these processes. Specifically, my field research involves using phase-sensitive Radio Echo Sounders (pRES) to observe and measure glacier flow, englacial deformation, and subglacial melt rates to high (millimetre) accuracy on Store Glacier, northwestern Greenland. Despite growing up in the islands of subtropical Taiwan and Hong Kong, my interest in the polar landscape originated from my academic background in marine mammal science. As part of the Marine Conservation Ecology group at Duke University and the Duke Marine Lab, where I completed my undergraduate degree, my research focused on the foraging ecology and spatial modelling of endangered seals and whales in western Antarctica.

I have been active with APECS at the national level for a number of years, having been a past president of the UK Polar Network (UKPN).

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