Dartmouth College-Lab Manager
As the lab manager for the Dartmouth Ice, Climate, and Environment (ICE) Lab, Jacob oversees all ice core melt campaigns at Dartmouth. He uses, maintains, and builds on all lab equipment, particularly the custom continuous fluid analysis (CFA) ice core melter system. He has integrated a Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2) into the melter system in order to retrieve high-resolution black carbon measurements in ice cores, and he has developed new custom melter software, including a touchscreen melt monitor and an “early warning alert system” that identifies problems with the melter in real time, helping the ICE Lab get the highest quality data possible.
Outside of the lab space, Jacob carries out ice core and non-ice core climate research projects. These include a re-analysis of the Denali ice core methanesulfonic acid (MSA) record as well as a project relating to the US “warming hole,” a region of anomalous 20th century cooling in the southeast US, among other topics.
Jacob received his BA from Dartmouth in 2021. He now lives in Woodstock, VT with his fiancé Lauren, their two dogs Luna and Henry, a hedgehog named Piper, eleven chickens, and, soon, several dozen quail. Outside of work, he serves on the board of Sustainable Woodstock, he is a commissioner on the Billings Park Commission, and he loves gardening, hiking, and brewing beer (which weirdly is very reminiscent of his lab work).