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Matthew Meister

Visiting Scholar

Overview

My primary research focuses on developing robotic platforms used for exploration below Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf (RIS), one of the largest remaining unexplored environments on Earth. As Lead Engineer of the Icefin ROV I am primarily responsible for overseeing the mechanical and electrical engineering teams and ensuring that the vehicle is field ready. Along with overseeing the vehicle development and maintenance, I am also managing the development of custom instruments and samplers that could be used in these under ice environments.

Originally from Georgia, I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015 (BS Mechanical Engineering). Our current projects are RISE UP, OAST and VERNE.

Departments/Programs

  • Astronomy
  • CCAPS