The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a leader in Arctic research and issues facing the circumpolar North. Our experts are available to help journalists, policymakers, students and educators by providing current and accurate information about a wide range of topics. UAF scientists focus on the people, animals, plants and systems of the circumpolar North and how the Arctic affects the global climate. Whether you need information about permafrost or Alaska Native languages, fisheries or northern engineering, our experts can help make your project a success.

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Featured experts

  • Daisy Huang

    Daisy Huang

    October 28, 2022

    Thermodynamics and thermal management; community usage of renewable energy; mechanics of snow; food, energy, and water security; mechanical design; design for manufacture (DFM) requirements for sheet metal; machining, die-casting, and injection molding. Expertise in materials testing laboratory skills, in situ soil and snow testing techniques, including penetrometer testing, vane shear testing, and sample sorting by grain size.

  • Diane O’Brien

    Diane O’Brien

    October 28, 2022

    Stable isotope ecology, nutritional physiology, and biomarker development. Diane’s research is focused on the development of biomarkers for use in nutritional epidemiology. O’Brien uses dietary tools based on natural stable isotope ratios to study the effects of changing diets on Alaska Native health and other populations.

  • Igor Polyakov

    Igor Polyakov

    October 28, 2022

    Igor Polyakov is an expert in oceanography, multidecadal variability, climate change, and the Arctic.