Postdoctoral Bye Fellow in Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Degrees & Honours:
PhD, Oceanography (Old Dominion University)
Climate change, Antarctica, ocean-ice interactions
Stefanie Mack is an oceanographer, specialising in the physics of the ocean near Antarctica. She is interested in how the ocean interacts with other aspects of the climate in these cold, remote regions. While many of her colleagues at the British Antarctic Survey travel “south” each season to do remote field or ship based work, she prefers to stay warm and dry - running computer simulations, analysing data, and writing.
Outside of research, Stefanie is interested in and concerned about the disconnect between the number of PhD students trained for a future in academia and the availability of positions. One key facet of this issue is the lack of information and mentoring provided to students about training and preparing for other careers. She has written about this in a monthly column newsletter for oceanography graduate students (2017-2018 issues), recommends the book “Next Gen PhD” for STEM PhDs, and would be happy to chat about it with anyone interested or concerned.
Stefanie joined Murray Edwards College in early 2020 and she is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the British Antarctic Survey. Prior to this, she was a postdoc at the University of Washington in Seattle, and received her PhD in 2017 from Old Dominion University, Virginia.