Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Matt Birkebak received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UNH in 2015. During his undergraduate time, he participated in a summer SURF fellowship at CCOM in 2013. He worked on spectral restoration of underwater cameras under Drs. Shachak Pe’eri and Yuri Rzhanov. Through this experience, he became interested in ocean optics and bathymetric Lidar. Matt is currently pursuing his master's where he is looking at bathymetric Lidar uncertainty caused by ripples in the air-water interface. When not conducting research, he can be found enjoying New Hampshire through climbing and kitesurfing.