The Ice & Ocean Group is a research group in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia focused on glacier and ice sheet behavior, subglacial environments, and ice-ocean interactions. The distinct sediments and landforms preserved in deglaciated landscapes allow us to track past and current glacier change, as well as glacial and marine processes.
Funding for our research comes from the NSF Office of Polar Programs, International Union for Quaternary Research, UVA H.G. Goodell Endowment, and UVA Committee on Sustainability.
For thousands of years, the people of the Monacan Nation, have lived on, protected and cultivated the lands on which the University of Virginia, built on colonized land by enslaved laborers, stands. As ancient peoples who thrive today, we acknowledge and respect their stewardship of the land past, present, and future.
Let's talk! We are happy to talk with you about research, technical skills, datasets, and more. Email lsimkins at virginia dot edu to contact Dr. Simkins or to ask for the email address of the group member you wish to contact.
Applications for graduate school at UVA have closed for Fall 2023 matriculation. In the meantime, check out this great resource to help you in the graduate school application process if you plan to apply next year.
We will soon be recruiting for one fully funded postdoctoral position in glacial sedimentology with a start date as early as April 2023 and as late as August 2023 with a duration of 2.5 years. Contact Dr. Simkins detailing your interest in glacial sedimentology, research experience, career goals, and any relevant skills and experiences.
If you are eligible to apply for the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (NSF OPP) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and are interested, please contact Dr. Simkins to determine if we are research-compatible. Proposal applications are due in February 2024; it's never too early to start thinking about proposal ideas!