Sarah Stewart is an Associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University and a faculty member at UC Davis. Sarah is a planetary scientist who specializes in the study of collisions in the solar system.
Anders N. Albertsen studied Chemistry at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT) under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Pierre-Alain Monnard. The Ph.D. thesis, "Study of Replication Processes in Minimal Self-Replicating Systems", was defended in December 2013. Anders joined the Perez-Mercader group in February 2014.
Currently a PhD student in Milano Bicocca University in Milano - Italy. Pre-PhD Diploma degree at the International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP - Trieste - Italy; thesis supervisor Professor Fred Kucharski,). thesis subject was Ekman Pumping mechanism driving Precipitation anomalies in Response to Equatorial Heating.
Current research intersts include: Tropical-Extratropical teleconnections; Climate Dynamics; ENSO - Indian Monsoon teleconnections; ENSO - North Atlantic Oscillation teleconnections; Aqua-Planet Simulations.
Lucy R. Hutyra is an Associate Professor of Earth & Environment at Boston University. Her research focuses on the atmosphere-biosphere exchange of CO2, with a particularly focus on urban systems.
Her recent work has focused on improving ecosystem models for carbon exchange within cities, emissions inventories, and the development urban carbon monitoring systems. Hutyra is the Director of the Urban Climate Research Initiative and the Associate Director for the NRT PhD training program on biogeosciences & environmental health at Boston University. She holds a Ph.D. in Earth & Planetary Sciences from Harvard University and a B.S. in Forestry from University of Washington.
Sujoy Mukhophyay is an Associate of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a faculty member at UC Davis. Noble gas geochemistry; record of terrestrial and extraterrestrial dust fluxes from sediments and corals, production rates of cosmogenic nuclides and application to surface exposure dating, chemical evolution of the mantle-crust-atmosphere system.
Kaixuan Ren earned her Ph.D degree in polymer chemistry and physics from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in July 2015. Her research focused on the design and synthesis of polypeptide-based copolymers, fabrication of hydrogels as 3D scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering. After her PhD, she joined the Prof. Perez-Mercader’s group as a postdoctoral fellow in November 2015.
Giuseppe Torri is interested in Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics. His research focuses primarily on deep convection using the combination of Large Eddy Simulations/Cloud Resolving Models and a Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model to obtain a process-level understanding of the fundamental dynamics of such systems. Currently, he is working on applying the techniques he developed so far to the study of supercell storms, with the hope of improving forecasting skills. He is also interested in topics related to the interaction between the land surface and the atmosphere, aiming to answer important questions about long-term impacts of land use on climate at the regional and global scale.