William "Tad" Pfeffer
Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics • Geoenvironmental Engineering

Office: ECOT 533


  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 1987 (Geophysics)
  • M.A. University of Maine 1981 (Geology)
  • B.A. University of Vermont 1976 (Geology)


  • Glacier dynamics
  • Heat and mass transfer in snow
  • Ice and porous media
  • Mechanics and thermodynamics of continuous media
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Finite element and finite different methods in analysis of heat transfer and mechanics of continuous media
  • Computer graphics
  • Experimental methods in snow hydrology