The U-M Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering celebrated several retirements in 2022. Congratulations to our faculty on their retirement!
U-M Climate & Space Recognizes Faculty Emeritus
Raising Awareness in Mental Health and Inclusion in the Sciences
During its annual meeting held in Chicago, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) broke ground by holding a session focused on Raising Awareness on Mental Health in the Earth and Space Sciences.
Research Scientist Secures a Patent for Mobile Charging Network
Featured in a 2022 Tech Talk, Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti has secured a patent to develop an EV mobile charging network at U-M.
LearningClues Revolutionizes Education in College Lectures
Tech is revolutionizing the way college students absorb lectures, after University of Michigan Prof. Perry Samson led an interdisciplinary to invent LearningClues.
Kasper Named American Physical Society Fellow
Professor Justin C. Kasper, Ph.D., has been named a 2022 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
U-M Faculty Recognition Award Presented to Jia
A physicist who teaches space physics and space weather modeling, Xianzhe Jia’s discoveries have made a profound impact on the field of planetary science.
When Climate Change Hits Home
An organization led by U-M is helping small-town America plan for a warming world and the devastating floods that come with it.
Pulkkinen Appointed to Decadal Survey Steering Committee
With the goal of identifying the top priorities of science and future missions, the National Academies have launched a Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics, and appointed Professor Tuija Pulkkinen, Ph.D., to its steering committee.
Samson Named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
Professor Perry Samson has been named a 2023 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
CLASP Welcomes New Faculty and Staff
Our department is excited to welcome these new faculty and staff for the upcoming academic year.
Gombosi Reappointed the Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering
Tamas Gombosi has been reappointed as the Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering, for his international stature and highly distinguished record of teaching, research and publication.
Studying Earth’s Defenses against Solar Storms
Researchers at U-M Climate & Space will play a central role in NASA’s Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission—a first-of-its-kind look at a protective outer layer of Earth’s atmosphere and how it interacts with solar wind.
COSPAR Presents Nordberg Medal to Professor Penner, Naming a Planet in her Honor
Professor Joyce E. Penner has been awarded the COSPAR Nordberg Medal for her scientific leadership in identifying the diversity of atmospheric aerosols associated with human activities and how they drive climate change.
‘Change the World’ Project Funded in LSA Meet the Moment Research Initiative
With work by Dr. Allison Steiner, a proposal to study the impact of microplastics on Michigan’s atmosphere receives $2 million in funding.
Associate Professor Zou Serves on Space Weather Roundtable
To advance our scientific understanding of space weather phenomena, Associate Professor Shasha Zou, Ph.D., has been named to the Space Weather Roundtable at the National Academies.
Solar Forecasting Team Wins First in American-Made Challenge
Prof. Xianglei Huang and Dr. Xiuhong Chen won first in a competition designed to better enable solar industry stakeholders with state-of-the-art solar forecasting.