Michael Shahin

Ph.D. Student, Glaciology
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Degree: PhD

Specialty: Glaciology

Email: shahinmg@ku.edu

Adivsor: Leigh Stearns


Bachelor of Science, Geology at College of Charleston


Applications of terrestrial laser scanners and satellite remote sensing to study iceberg calving and ice-ocean interactions.

Selected Presentations


M. Shahin, L. A. Stearns, D.C. Finnegan, A. LeWinter, P. Gadomski, and A. Fowler. 2019. Observations of Ice-Ocean Interactions at Helheim Glacier from Two Terrestrial LiDAR Scanners. 27th IUGG General Assembly. Montreal, Canada.

Selected Awards & Honors

2016 – 2018

NASA Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
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