Education
Sep 2011  August 2018 
Ph.D. in Physics
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 
Teaching Experience
W2021  Ice and the Climate (UM CLaSP 474), Instructional Support 
F2020  Earth Systems Modeling (UM CLaSP 410), Instructional Support 
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 
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
Stabilizing effect of bedrock uplift on retreat of Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica, at centennial timescales C. Book, M. Hoffman, S. Kachuck, T. Hillebrand, S. Price, M. Perego, J. Bassis Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2022 [1] [abs] 

Simulating iceshelf extent using damage mechanics S. Kachuck, M. Whitcomb, J. Bassis, D. Martin, and S. Price Journal of Glaciology 2022 [1] [abs] 

Rapid viscoelastic deformation slows marine ice sheet instability at Pine Island Glacier S. Kachuck, D. Martin, J. Bassis, and S. Price GRL 2020 [1] [abs] 

Benchmarked computation of timedomain 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] 
Skills
Languages: 
Python, C/C++, FORTRAN, APL, LaTeX, Matlab 
Instruments: 
Piano, fiddle, guitar 
Service
2018  Peer Reviewer: JGR: Solid Earth, Solid Earth, The Cryosphere 
2021  URGE (Unlearning Racism in GEosciences) Pod 
2020  Internal Grant Reviewer for Los Alamos National Lab 
20182019  AGU Fall Meeting OSPA Judge 
2019  Steering Committee: International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration: Early Career Reteat 
2019  Michigan Geophysical Union Symposium Judge 
2018  Engineering Graduate Symposium Judge 
20162017  Graduate Student Union Communications Committee 
2013  Cornell Physics Graduate Teaching Assistant Review 
20122013  Cornell Physics Graduate Teaching Assisant Training 
Outreach
2016  Letters to a PreScientist 
2018, 2020  Antarctic Week Guest Lecturer in Elementary Schools 
2020  WaterfordKettering High School Guest Lecture 
20162018  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 
Honors & Awards
2021  NERSC High Performance Computing Achievement Award 
2017  Douglas A Fitchen Scholar: for international travel to present physics 
2016  AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award 
2012  NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 
2010  Phi Beta Kappa 
2010  Graham Prize: for excellence in natural science 
2010  Karl van Dyke Prize: for outstanding achievement in physical science 
2010  Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award: for excellent service to the Economics Department as a TA 
2010  White Prize, for advanced undergraduate study in economics 
2006  2010  Dean's List, Wesleyan University 
2007  Squire Fund Fellow: for research into Classical Civilizations 
2007  Chadbourne Prize: for the freshman student displaying outstanding character, conduct, and leadership 
All Publications
Journal Articles
Geometric perspective on fitting glacial isostatic adjustment S. Kachuck in prep in prep [J1] 
Simulating ice shelf extent using damage mechanics S. Kachuck, M. Whitcomb, J. Bassis, D. Martin, and S. Price in review in review [J2] 
Rapid viscoelastic deformation slows marine ice sheet instability at Pine Island Glacier S. Kachuck, D. Martin, J. Bassis, and S. Price GRL 2020 [J3] [abs] 
Benchmarked computation of timedomain viscoelastic Love numbers for adiabatic mantles S. Kachuck and L. Cathles GJI 2019 [J4] [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 [J5] [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 [J6] [abs] 
Constraining the Geometry and Volume of the Barents Sea Ice Sheet S. Kachuck and L. Cathles JQS 2018 [J7] [abs] 
Simulations of granular gravitational collapse S. Kachuck and G. Voth PRE 2013 [J8] [abs] 
Visualization of collisional substructure in granular shock waves J. Perez, S. Kachuck, and G. Voth PRE 2008 [J9] [abs] 
Oral Presentations
Implementing novel physics in ice sheet models for improved sealevel projections \emph{(invited)} S. Kachuck NERSC Seminar Series 2021 [O1] 
Damage Control: forming stable ice shelves in simulations with damage mechanics S. Kachuck, M. Whitcomb, J. Bassis, D. Martin, and P. S. WAIS 2021 [O2] 
The ice and earth physics of sea level change S. Kachuck Wesleyan University Physics Colloquium 2021 [O3] 
A Statistical Physics Description of Glacier Calving Behavior in IceShelf Evolution P. Brady and S. Kachuck CUWiP 2021 [O4] 
Rapid viscoelastic deformation slows marine ice sheet instability in the Amundsen Sea Embayment S. Kachuck, D. Martin, J. Bassis, and S. Price AGU 2020 [O5] 
Sensitivity of Coupled Solid Earth  Ice Sheet MOdeling of Thwaiters Flacier to Coupling Timescale and Earth Rheology C. Book, M. Hoffman, and S. Kachuck WAIS 2020 [O6] 
Solid Earth Feedbacks \emph{(invited)} S. Kachuck ITGC: The Next Generation 2019 [O7] 
Politics of modeling S. Kachuck University of Michigan STS Workshop 2019 [O8] 
Rapid viscous response slows Pine Island groundingline retreat S. Kachuck, D. Martin, J. Bassis, and S. Price GIA Workshop, Ottawa 2019 [O9] 
A benchmark study of numerical implementations of the sealevel equation in GIA modelling Z. Martinec, V. Klemann, .. .., and S. Kachuck EGU 2018 [O10] 
Impact of different crustal elastic models on interpreting regional GIA deformation in southeast Alaska W. Durkin, S. Kachuck, and M. Pritchard EGU 2018 [O11] 
Nondimensionalized relaxation method for efficient computation of elastic Love numbers S. Kachuck and L. Cathles Workshop on Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Elastic Deformation 2017 [O12] 
Emergence constraints on Late Weichselian Barents Sea ice sheet history S. Kachuck, L. Cathles, A. Amantov, A. Hormes, and W. Fjeldskaar EGU 2014 [O13] 
Velocity dependent energy loss in granular gravitational collapse S. Kachuck New York Condesnsed Matter Workshop 2011 [O14] 
Posters
Rapid viscoelastic response to ice loss in the ASE slows grounding line retreat S. Kachuck, D. Martin, J. Bassis, and S. Price ITGC: Science Meeting 2020 [P1] 
Data and Simulacra, toward a framework for inclusive coproduction \emph{(invited)} S. Kachuck AGU 2020 [P2] 
Rapid viscoelastic deformation slows marine ice sheet instability at Pine Island Glacier S. Kachuck, D. Martin (presenter), J. Bassis, and S. Price AGU 2019 [P3] 
giapy: Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in PYthon: Nondimensionalized relaxation method for computation of timedomain viscoelastic Love numbers S. Kachuck and L. Cathles American Geosciences Union 2018 [P4] 
Low visocosity mantle feedback in Amundsen Sea Embayment dynamics S. Kachuck and J. Bassis West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative 2018 [P5] 
Using geometry to improve model fitting and experiment design for glacial isostasy \emph{(invited) } S. Kachuck and L. Cathles American Geosciences Union 2017 [P6] 
Sloppy inversion and optimal experiment design for last glacial maximum Barents Sea Ice Sheet configuration S. Kachuck and L. Cathles American Geosciences Union 2016 [P7] 
GIA response suggests thick lithosphere under the Appalachians S. Kachuck and L. Cathles Institute for the Study of the Continents 2014 [P8] 
North American Peripheral Bulge Constraints on Mantle Rheology S. Kachuck, L. Cathles, A. Amantov, and W. Fjeldskaar European Geosciences Union 2014 [P9] 
The SEAMOD methodology of GIA interpretation L. Cathles, A. Amantov, S. Kachuck, and W. Fjeldskaar European Geosciences Union 2014 [P10] 
Lithosphere, Ice History, Local Emergence S. Kachuck and L. Cathles European Geosciences Union 2013 [P11] 
Granular Gravitational Collapse in Realistically Simulated Granular Gases S. Kachuck 5th Annual Thesis Celebration 2010 [P12] 