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.
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Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Affiliate in Environmental Science and Engineering
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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)



Zhiming Kuang
Gordon McKay Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science

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



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.
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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



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.



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

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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.

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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



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



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



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



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. 



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



Robin Wordsworth
Assistant Professor, SEAS

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