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I am seeking faculty positions researching the uncertainties in the geophysical models of global and local mean sea level changes.

Education

Sep 2011 - August 2018 Ph.D. in Geophysics
Cornell University
Sep 2011 - Aug 2014 M.S. in Physics
Cornell University
Oct 2010 - May 2011 M.A.St., in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Cambridge University, St. Edmund's College
Sep 2006 - June 2010 B.A. in Physics and Mathematical Economics
Wesleyan University

Research Experience

July 2018 - present University of Michigan, Prof. Jeremy Bassis
Ice Sheet Dynamics
May 2012 - May 2018 Cornell University, Prof. Lawrence M. Cathles, III
Glacial Isostatic Modeling and Analysis
Sep 2011 - May 2012 Cornell University, Prof. Itai Cohen
Insect Flight Stability and Control
Oct 2010 - May 2011 GK Batchelor Fluids Laboratory, Dr. Stuart B. Dalziel
Buoyancy in Permeable Media
Aug 2008 - June 2010 Wesleyan University, Prof. Greg A. Voth
Granular Gas Dynamics

Publications

Google Scholar

Rapid viscoelastic deformation lows marine ice sheet instability at Pine Island Glacier
S. Kachuck, D. Martin, J. Bassis, and S. Price
GRL in review
[1]
Benchmarked computation of time-domain viscoelastic Love numbers for adiabatic mantles
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
GJI 2019
[2] [abs]
The Importance of the Inelastic and Elastic Structures of the Crust in Constraining Glacial Density, Mass Change, and Isostatic Adjustment From Geodetic Observations in Southeast Alaska
W. Durkin, S. Kachuck, and M. Pritchard
JGR: Solid Earth 2019
[3] [abs]
A benchmark study of numerical implementations of the sea level equation in GIA modelling
Z. Martinec, V. Klemann, W. der Wal, R. Riva, G. Spada, Y. Sun, D. Melini, S. Kachuck, V. Barletta, K. Simon, G. A, and T. James
GJI 2018
[4] [abs]
Constraining the Geometry and Volume of the Barents Sea Ice Sheet
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
JQS 2018
[5] [abs]
Simulations of granular gravitational collapse
S. Kachuck and G. Voth
PRE 2013
[6] [abs]
Visualization of collisional substructure in granular shock waves
J. Perez, S. Kachuck, and G. Voth
PRE 2008
[7] [abs]

Teaching Experience

F2019 Earth Systems Modeling (UM CLaSP 410), Instructor
S2012 - S2018 Private Tutor (PHYS 2207, 2208, 1112, 2213, 2216; MAE 3780; CEE 3310),
S2017 Analytical Mechanics (CU PHYS 3318), GTA
F2011, S2012, Su2012 Physics II: Electromagnetism (CU PHYS 2213), GTA
F2012 Physics I: Mechanics and Heat (CU PHYS 1112), GTA
S2010 Quantum Mechanics I (W PHYS 214), UTA
F2009 Mathematical Economics (W ECON 380), UTA
S2009 General Physics II (W PHYS 116), UTA
F2008 General Physics I (W PHYS 113), UTA

Skills

Languages:

Python, C/C++, FORTRAN, APL, LaTeX, Matlab

Honors & Awards

2017 Douglas A Fitchen Scholar
2016 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award
2012 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
2010 Phi Beta Kappa
2010 Graham Prize
2010 Karl van Dyke Prize
2010 Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award
2010 White Prize
2006 - 2010 Dean's List, Wesleyan University
2007 Squire Fund Fellow
2007 Chadbourne Prize

Service

2018- Peer Reviewer: JGR: Solid Earth, Solid Earth
2016- Letters to a Pre-Scientist
2019 International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration: Early Career Reteat
2018 AGU Fall Meeting OSPA Judge
2018 Antarctic Week
2016-2018 Local Geology Walk
2013 Graduate Teaching Assistant Review
2012, 2013 Graduate Teaching Assistant Training
2012 Alumni Day Physics Demonstrations
2011 Retrospective Degree Day Fluids Demonstrations

All Publications

Google Scholar

Journal Articles

Geometric perspective on fitting glacial isostatic adjustment
S. Kachuck
in prep in prep
[J1]
Rapid viscoelastic deformation slows marine ice sheet instability at Pine Island Glacier
S. Kachuck, D. Martin, J. Bassis, and S. Price
GRL in review
[J2]
Benchmarked computation of time-domain viscoelastic Love numbers for adiabatic mantles
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
GJI 2019
[J3] [abs]
The Importance of the Inelastic and Elastic Structures of the Crust in Constraining Glacial Density, Mass Change, and Isostatic Adjustment From Geodetic Observations in Southeast Alaska
W. Durkin, S. Kachuck, and M. Pritchard
JGR: Solid Earth 2019
[J4] [abs]
A benchmark study of numerical implementations of the sea level equation in GIA modelling
Z. Martinec, V. Klemann, W. der Wal, R. Riva, G. Spada, Y. Sun, D. Melini, S. Kachuck, V. Barletta, K. Simon, G. A, and T. James
GJI 2018
[J5] [abs]
Constraining the Geometry and Volume of the Barents Sea Ice Sheet
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
JQS 2018
[J6] [abs]
Simulations of granular gravitational collapse
S. Kachuck and G. Voth
PRE 2013
[J7] [abs]
Visualization of collisional substructure in granular shock waves
J. Perez, S. Kachuck, and G. Voth
PRE 2008
[J8] [abs]

Oral Presentations


S. Kachuck
Cornell University 2018
[O1]
Rapid viscous response slows Pine Island grounding-line retreat
S. Kachuck
GIA Workshop, Ottawa 2019
[O2]
A benchmark study of numerical implementations of the sea-level equation in GIA modelling
Z. Martinec, V. Klemann, .. .., and S. Kachuck
EGU 2018
[O3]
Impact of different crustal elastic models on interpreting regional GIA deformation in southeast Alaska
W. Durkin, S. Kachuck, and M. Pritchard
EGU 2018
[O4]
Nondimensionalized relaxation method for efficient computation of elastic Love numbers
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
Workshop on Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Elastic Deformation 2017
[O5]
Emergence constraints on Late Weichselian Barents Sea ice sheet history
S. Kachuck, L. Cathles, A. Amantov, A. Hormes, and W. Fjeldskaar
EGU 2014
[O6]
Velocity dependent energy loss in granular gravitational collapse
S. Kachuck
New York Condesnsed Matter Workshop 2011
[O7]

Posters

giapy: Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in PYthon: Nondimensionalized relaxation method for computation of time-domain viscoelastic Love numbers
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
American Geosciences Union 2018
[P1]
Low visocosity mantle feedback in Amundsen Sea Embayment dynamics
S. Kachuck and J. Bassis
American Geosciences Union 2018
[P2]
Using geometry to improve model fitting and experiment design for glacial isostasy \emph{(invited) }
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
American Geosciences Union 2017
[P3]
Sloppy inversion and optimal experiment design for last glacial maximum Barents Sea Ice Sheet configuration
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
American Geosciences Union 2016
[P4]
GIA response suggests thick lithosphere under the Appalachians
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
Institute for the Study of the Continents 2014
[P5]
North American Peripheral Bulge Constraints on Mantle Rheology
S. Kachuck, L. Cathles, A. Amantov, and W. Fjeldskaar
European Geosciences Union 2014
[P6]
The SEAMOD methodology of GIA interpretation
L. Cathles, A. Amantov, S. Kachuck, and W. Fjeldskaar
European Geosciences Union 2014
[P7]
Lithosphere, Ice History, Local Emergence
S. Kachuck and L. Cathles
European Geosciences Union 2013
[P8]
Granular Gravitational Collapse in Realistically Simulated Granular Gases
S. Kachuck
5th Annual Thesis Celebration 2010
[P9]