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Huw Joseph Horgan

My research examines what lies beneath Antarctica's great ice streams and ice shelves. I've completed 13 Antarctic seasons, most recently as Co-PI and science lead for Project-1 (Antarctic Ice Dynamics) of Aotearoa New Zealand's Antarctic Science Platform. I'm currently based in Switzerland where I'm a staff scientist at the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zurich. I am also an Associate Professor in the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa New Zealand.


  • 2023–present
    Staff Scientist, VAW - ETH Zurich
  • –present
    Associate Professor of Geophysical Glaciology, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2009 
    The Pennsylvania State University, Phd Geoscience
  • 2004 
    Victoria University of Wellington, MSc (1st class honours) Geology