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

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: 2549


M.S. in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018

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 Ph.D. candidate 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 Coordinator, Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment (MUSE) Conference
Updated: 2018-10-25