Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Emily Yang
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Emily G. Yang

Doctoral Student

Office: 2549


B.A. in Physics and Minor in Environmental Analysis, Pomona College, 2014


My research focuses on quantifying and constraining urban COemissions, particularly in the Middle East, using a combination of OCO-2 satellite data and Lagrangian modeling.

Personal Introduction

I am a second-year Ph.D. student working for Dr. Eric A. Kort

After graduating from Pomona College with a B.A. in Physics and a minor in Environmental Analysis, I spent one year in Germany on a Fulbright Study/Research Grant studying greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters. I then spent another year working as a research assistant (staff) with Dr. Kort before enrolling in the Ph.D. program here.

Along with my main research, I am also interested in science policy and intend on completing a Science, Technology, and Public Policy certificate.

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Urban CO2 emissions
  • Lagrangian modeling
  • Satellite remote sensing of greenhouse gases
  • Carbon cycle
  • Atmospheric science

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Rackham Merit Fellowship
  • Fulbright Study/Research Grant

Professional Service

  • Communications Chair, Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment (MUSE) Conference
Updated: 2017-12-23