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I am currently a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on tropical cyclone physics and risk analysis with Prof. Ning Lin in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. My research seeks a deeper understanding of observed tropical cyclone size and structure and its incorporation into risk analysis methodologies.

In May 2013, I received my PhD in Atmospheric Science working with Prof. Kerry Emanuel in the Program on Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at MIT, where I was a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research Fellow. My thesis explored the dynamics of tropical cyclone size in observations, theory, and highly-idealized atmospheric modeling.

More broadly, my interests span both the science of meteorological hazards across spatiotemporal scales (everything from tornadoes to climate change!) and the quantification and management of risk associated with their interaction with modern society. Aside from all things weather and climate, I am also an avid bread baker, tennis player, and photographer.

Beginning in January 2016, I will become Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science at Purdue University in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences! Nonetheless, I will continue to root for the Badgers.

Snail mail

Daniel Chavas
Princeton University
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
E-228 Engineering Quad
Princeton, NJ 08544

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Email: drchavas < at > gmail < dot > com
Twitter: @drchavas