Ron's expertise is in polar soils. He specializes in chemical-physical processes in soils and periglacial geomorphology.
Bernard's speciality is geomorphology and patterned ground.
Lu is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. She received her Masterís degree in Environmental Engineering from Washington State University of in 2009, and her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University, China in 2007. She is currently investigating the ground ice stability issue by the icy regolith model.