I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2020. I will be accepting Masters and PhD students in the current application cycle to join my group in Fall 2020, and am also recruiting post-graduate research staff and undergraduate research assistants.
Interested Masters and PhD students should contact me at and will need to submit applications through the Department of Geological Sciences (deadline: Jan. 1, 2020). Those interested in research positions are welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEETA G. PERSAD
I use numerical modeling to study climate change, impacts, and mitigation. In particular, I use global climate models to study the role of anthropogenic aerosols—the solid and liquid particles emitted into the atmosphere whenever humans burn stuff—in regional and global climate change. I combine this scientific understanding with economic and policy analysis to explore how the shifting global landscape of these short-lived, but potent, human emissions will impact health, infrastructure, and mitigation decisions. I am currently a Research Associate in the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University and a Senior Climate Scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists.
General circulation modeling of the regional and global climate impacts of aerosols
Patterns of Climate Change
Spatial patterns of climate response to evolving distribution of short-lived climate pollutants
Leveraging localized climate and other co-benefits of short-lived climate pollutant mitigation
PhD. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Certificate. Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
M.A. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
B.S. with Honors. Geophysics