ESE Faculty

James G. Anderson
Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Research Interests: Catalytic processes in the atmosphere controlling global change of ozone; development of laser systems from stratospheric and troposheric studies; development of high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft for studies of global climate change
 

 


Brian F. Farrell
Robert P. Burden Professor of Meteorology

Research Interests: Dynamic meteorology; large scale atmospheric and climate dynamics; stability and predictability of dynamical systems
 

 


Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Affiliate in Environmental Science and Engineering
 
Research Interests:  studies the physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes.
 
p: 617-384-8392, f: 617-495-8839
 

Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Affiliate in Environmental Science and Engineering
 
Research Interests:  
 
617-495-1498

 


 

Peter Huybers
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
 
Research Interests: Glacial cycles; past atmospheric conditions; past ocean circulation; climate change
 

 


Daniel Jacob
Vasco McCoy Family Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
 
Research Interests: Air pollution, atmospheric transport, regional and global atmospheric chemistry, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, climate change
 

 


David Keith
Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Public Policy (HKS)

Research Interests: The interface between climate science, energy technology and public policy
 

 


Frank Keutsch
Stonington Professor of Engineering and Atmospheric Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Research Interests: Improving understanding the photochemical oxidation processes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

617-495-1878
keutsch@seas.harvard.edu

 


Zhiming Kuang
Gordon McKay Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science

Research Interests: Tropical convection and large scale atmosphere-ocean dynamics

617-495-2354
kuang@fas.harvard.edu

 


Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences; Affiliate in Environmental Science and Engineering
 
Research Interests:  Applications of analytical chemistry, isotope geochemistry, and molecular biology to biochemical oceanography and Earth history.
 
p: 617-384-8392, f: 617-495-8839

 


Scot Martin
Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests: Atmospheric particles, cloud formation, and climate change; energy, pollution, and climate; mineral origins of life; energy technology; biosphere-atmosphere feedback

617-495-7620
smartin@seas.harvard.edu

 


Michael McElroy
Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies

Research Interests: Chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans, including interactions with the biosphere, evolution of planetary atmospheres.

617-495-4359
mbm@seas.harvard.edu

 


Jerry Mitrovica
Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, Affiliate in Ennvironmental Science and Engineering

Research Interests: focuses on the Earth's response to external and internal forcings that have time scales ranging from seconds to billions of years

p: 617-496-2732, f: 617-495-8839
 

 



Paul Moorcroft
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Affiliate in Ennvironmental Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Ecological dynamics of terrestrial plant communities and ecosystems; biosphere-atmosphere interactions; mechanistic models of animal movement.

p: 617-496-6744
 

James Rice
Mallinckrodt Professor of Engineering Sciences and Geophysics

Research Interests: Theoretical mechanics in glaciology, hydrology, seismology and tectonophysics; physics of earthquakes, ice sheet flow, fluid interactions with deformation and failure of earth materials

617-495-3445
rice@esag.harvard.edu

 


Daniel Schrag
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director of Harvard University Center for the Environment; Co-Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering; Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School

Research Interests: Geochemical oceanography; stable isotope geochemistry; paleoclimatology; climate change; carbon sequestration; energy technology

617-495-7676
daniel_schrag@harvard.edu

 


John Shaw
Harry C. Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology and Harvard College Professor; Earth and Planetary Sciences Department Chair

Research Interests: Structure of the earth's crust, active faulting and folding, earthquake hazards assessment, petroleum exploration methods, and remote sensing

617-495-8008
shaw@eps.harvard.edu

 


Elsie Sunderland
Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, HSPH

Research Interests: Characterizing the relationship between anthropogenic releases of contaminants, changes in ambient environmental concentrations at a variety of scales, and human exposure

617-496-0858
esunder@hsph.harvard.edu

 


Eli Tziperman
Pamela and Vasco McCoy, Jr. Professor of Oceanography and Applied Physics; co-Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests: Large-scale climate and ocean dynamics, including El Nino, thermohaline circulation, abrupt climate change, glacial cycles and equable climates; advanced methods of ocean data assimilation. 

617-384-8381
eli@eps.harvard.edu

 


Chad Vecitis
Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Environmental applications and implications of emerging technologies; environmental nanotechnology; water technology

617-496-1458
vecitis@seas.harvard.edu

 


Steve Wofsy
Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science; Co-Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Chemistry of the atmosphere on global and regional scales, including stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry

617-495-4566
swofsy@seas.harvard.edu

 


Robin Wordsworth
Assistant Professor, SEAS

Research Interests: The processes that shape planetary climate and habitability, both in the Solar System and around other stars

617-496-1270
rwordsworth@seas.harvard.edu