Matt is the lead engineer of Icefin, a NASA-funded project at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Icefin is designed to survey and map the surface environment in polar regions such as Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf (RIS). Matt developed Icefin’s initial mechanical design while still an undergraduate and was part of the Antarctic team deployed in 2014.
Results from this expedition were covered by CNET.com, Bloomberg.com, NBCNews.com, Space.com and WABE 90.1 FM. Learnings from this and other expeditions will eventually be applied toward exploring the existence of life in our solar system and beyond.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.