I am a planetary science PhD student at MIT advised by Dr. Taylor Perron. I am also a Dean of Science Fellow at MIT and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow.

My research focuses on understanding how the rivers and lakes on Titan’s surface control the landscape and its history. Despite being of a world of extremes (low-gravity, low-temperature, low-viscosity), the Cassini spacecraft revealed a world at Titan that looks remarkably like home. I am interested in understanding how to apply theories of fluid mechanics and geomorphology originally quantified on Earth to other systems in our solar system.

If you have any questions or are interested in collaborating, I’d love to hear from you at ugschneck@gmail.com





September 2020: Starting graduate school at MIT!

March 2020: Honored to have been awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

February 2020: Honored to have been awarded the Dean of Science Fellowship at MIT!

January 2019: Write up in UCLA’s EPSS Fall newsletter about the InSight analogue experiment (“MinSight: A Multi-Million Dollar Mission to Mars (and the Classroom)”) I developed for the Advances in Computing Class

June 2018: Graduated from UCLA’s EPSS Department with a B.S. in Geophysics and a specialization in Space Physics!

June  2018: Honored to have been awarded the Eugene B. Waggoner Scholarship!