Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Dan Lalich

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2017
B.S., Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, 2012



Dan Lalich is a PhD student working on the Martian polar caps. He is interested in using remote sensing techniques to explore the internal structure and material properties of the planet's ice caps and how those properties might relate to Mars' climate. Dan uses the SHARAD orbital radar sounder in combination with radar reflection models to determine the composition of the polar ice, and then relates that information to relevant climate models.