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Postdoctoral Scholars & Investigators

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Mary Burkitt-Gray

Postdoctoral Investigator

Research Interests: Sensor development, fluorescence, chemical sensing, optical sensing, interferometry, active fluorometry, primary productivity, autonomous deployment, correlative imaging, nanomaterials, marine chemistry, deep submergence.

Contact: mary.burkitt-gray@whoi.edu

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Chase Chivers

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests: Dynamics of planetary ices; floating ice shelves and ice sheets on Earth and ice shells of icy moons; ice-ocean interactions; ocean world science and Earth analogues; ocean world habitability; cryohydrologic systems; remote sensing methods; numerical models.

Contact: chase.chivers@whoi.edu

Beckett Colson

Postdoctoral Investigator

Research Interests: Microplastics, instrument development, oceanographic engineering, spectroscopy, dissolved gases.

Contact: bcolson@whoi.edu

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Seth McCammon

Postdoctoral Investigator

Research Interests: Marine robotics, information gathering, long-term autonomy, machine learning, field robotics, multi-robot coordination, planning with uncertainty, probabilistic robotics, topological path planning.

Contact: smccammon@whoi.edu

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Alexandra Padilla

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests: Fate and transport of methane gas bubbles released from the seafloor; understanding how physical properties of gas bubbles (e.g., shape, size, surface coating, etc.) affect the scattering of sound and the dissolution process of gas bubbles in liquid mediums through laboratory experimentation, field work, and sensor development.

Contact: alexandra.padilla@whoi.edu

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Victoria Preston

Postdoctoral Investigator

Research Interests: Decision-making under uncertainty, adaptive sampling, field robotics, spatiotemporal distributions, geochemistry.

Contact: vpreston@whoi.edu