Research

Rivers and glaciers direct two of Earth’s most crucial resources, water and soil, from hilltops to cities and plains. The shapes of these drainage networks influence almost every aspect of human experience. My aim is to quantitatively understand the processes which form these landscapes, and to predict their ongoing evolution.

Conference papers

IJzermans, R.H.A., K. Pan, K. Kochanski, B.D. Jones, A. Thyagarajan, V. Ramohalli Gopala, B.W.H. van Beest, J.R. Williams, J.M.V.A. Koelman (2015). Simulating the effects of extreme waves on offshore structures using SPH. SPH European Research Interest Community International Conference, 10(8-1). [Paper pdf]

Conference Presentations

Kochanski, K., Hobley, D., Tucker, G. (Aug. 2016). The effect of grid resolution on a landscape evolution model. National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics Summer Institute, Minneapolis, MN. [Poster pdf].

Kochanski, K., Herring, T. (Dec. 2015). Ice accumulation and the apparent seasonal variation of GPS stations in Alaska. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. [Poster pdf].

Kochanski, K., Klishin, A. (Dec. 2015). IYPT problems teach high school students about teamwork and the scientific method. Poster, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. [Poster pdf]

Marshall, H.L., N.S. Schulz, R. Heilmann, K. Kochanski (June 2012). Progress in soft x-ray polarimetry. American Astronomical Society Meeting, Anchorage, AK. [Researchgate]

Technical reports and theses

Kochanski, K. (2015). Ice accumulation and the apparent seasonal variation of GPS stations in Alaska. B.Sc. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. [Thesis pdf] [Article format pdf]

Kochanski, K., Brent, K., Pershken, J. (2014). Deformation of the Paleozoic Stratigraphy of the Piute Mountains in the Mojave Desert Region, CA. Report, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. [Paper pdf]