Bio

complete CV for download:  koutnik-cv_26oct2017

 

MICHELLE REBECCA KOUTNIK

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of Washington  (November 2009),  Thesis: Inferring histories of accumulation rate, ice thickness, and ice flow from internal layers in glaciers and ice sheets
B.S. in Astrophysics / Planetary Science, University of California Los Angeles  (June 2001)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research assistant professor, University of Washington ( July 2013 – present)
Research associate, University of Washington  (October 2012 – June 2013)
Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark  (February 2010 – September 2012)
Graduate research assistant, University of Washington  (September 2002 – November 2009)
International research exchange student, Copenhagen, Denmark  (August – October 2007)
Fulbright fellow, University of Calgary, Canada  (September 2001 – August 2002)
Visiting appointment in Planetary Science, Caltech  (2001 – 2008)
Undergraduate research assistant, Caltech  ( June 1999 – September 2001)

Research interests: Glacier and ice-sheet dynamics; ice masses on Mars; interpretation of radar data; ice-flow modeling and geophysical inverse methods to understand ice and climate histories