Available Positions

I will likely take a new PhD student to start in Fall 2021 -- contact me if you are interested.

Research Group

Tristan Abbott

5th-year graduate student, working on understanding how tropical rainfall extremes change with climate.

BS in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016).
thabbott (at) mit.edu

Lyssa Freese

3rd-year graduate student, worked with me on a second generals project about constrasting surface and top-of-atmosphere radiative forcing of carbon dioxide over Antarctica. We are continuing work to write up a paper on this project.

BS in Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown (2016).
emfreese (at) mit.edu

Daniel Koll

Postdoctoral associate, working on coupling between clouds, convection, and atmospheric dynamics on tidally-locked rocky expolanets.

PhD University of Chicago (2016).
dkoll (at) mit.edu

Martin Velez Pardo

3rd-year graduate student, working on rainfall enhancement over tropical islands and dry hurricanes.

BA Universidad de los Andes (2018).
martinvp (at) mit.edu

Group Alumni

Tom Beucler

MIT PhD 2019, Interaction between water vapor, radiation and convection in the tropics, co-advised with Kerry Emanuel. Currently Assistant Project Scientist at UCI.

MS Ecole Polytechnique in Mechanics, (2014); BE Ecole Polytechnique in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry (2013)
tbeucler (at) uci.edu

Leah Birch

Harvard PhD, was co-advised by Eli Tziperman and me from 2014-2017, worked on glacial inception over the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Currently Atmospheric Data Scientist at Morse Corp.

PhD Harvard (2017).

birch.leah (at) gmail.com

Nicholas Lutsko

Former postdoctoral associate from 2017-2019, worked on changes in precipitation efficieny in a warmer world and role of mountains on temperature variability. Currently assistant professor at Scripps.

PhD Princeton University (2016).
nlutsko (at) ucsd.edu

Raphael Rousseau-Rizzi

5th-year graduate student advised by Kerry Emanuel, worked with me on a second generals project about overshooting convection near the tropopause in range of dry to moist atmospheres.

MSc McGill University (2016).
rrizzi (at) mit.edu

Catherine Wilka

6th-year graduate student advised by Susan Solomon, working on ozone changes in the tropical lower stratosphere. Worked with me on a second generals project with me about Lagrangian view of cold air formation.

BA in Physics, Pomona College (2012).
cwilka (at) mit.edu