Primary Advisor: Isaac Smith
Ivan Mishev is a 5th year undergraduate student at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is enrolled in Earth and Atmospheric Science, and has been working as a research assistant for Dr. Isaac Smith for the past 20 months. He plans to continue his research with Dr. Smith after graduation, and move on to graduate studies at York University.
His work with Dr. Smith has revolved around SHARAD radar analysis, and surface features in the western Valles Marineris region. His research hopes to constrain the timing and location of surface water on Mars. During his time with Dr. Smith, he has also assisted with other projects, investigating SHARAD reflections on Argyre Planitia, and assisting graduate student Craig Rezza on his research to determine phyllosilicate permittivity on eastern Valles Marineris. Ivan has been able to present his research at multiple conferences, including the American Geophysical Union's 2020 Fall Meeting, the 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and the 2020 Lassonde Undergraduate Research Conference.
Ivan will be graduating from his undergraduate studies in the summer of 2021, at which point he is aiming to complete a Ph.D with Dr. Smith. He is passionate about planetary science, and plans to continue studying in this field, moving on to post-doctoral research and pursuing a career in academia.