UCL Department of Geography


Aleksandr 'Sasha' Montelli

Sasha is a geophysicist and glaciologist. His research combines marine geophysical data with sediment cores and numerical modelling to reconstruct past interactions between ice sheets, ocean and solid earth.


I teach on the following modules:

Research Interests

Sasha's current research interests encompass ice-sheet evolution and interactions between ice, ocean, atmosphere and solid earth on multiple temporal and spatial scales.

He uses interdisciplinary field- and laboratory-based approaches including the acquisition, processing and interpretation of high-resolution bathymetric, 2D and 3D seismic data; analysis of deep-drilling and sediment cores; and implementation of large-scale and targeted ice-sheet simulations.

The geography of Sasha's projects span both hemispheres, including East and West Antarctica, the Eurasian Arctic and the subarctic Pacific.

Research Students
  • Rachel Timbs (London NERC DTP PhD student)
Research Grants, Prizes and Awards
  • 2019: Schmidt Science Fellowship
  • 2018: Junior Research Fellowship, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
  • 2015: Gates Cambridge Scholarship