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Mohammed Ombadi

Assistant Professor


1539, Climate & Space Research Building (CSRB), University of Michigan
2455 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143

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Mohammed Ombadi “Mo” is an Assistant Professor in the department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering. Ombadi has a keen interest in understanding and quantifying climate change impacts on hydroclimatic extremes. From heavy storms and floods to extreme heatwaves and droughts, Ombadi’s research focuses on the changing characteristics of these events and their impacts on our daily lives.

His early research focused on the use of state-of-the-art data-driven methods such as causal inference, information theory, nonlinear dynamics and machine learning in the analysis of environmental systems. More recent work has explored global warming impact on extreme events such as rainfall extremes, using a combination of observations and model simulations. Additionally, recent work has focused on developing new techniques to measure resilience of environmental systems to extreme events, with the ultimate goal of informing mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change.

His research work has been acknowledged with awards from the American Geophysical Union, Orange County Engineering Council, UC Irvine School of Engineering and U.S./China Clean Energy Research Center for Water-Energy Technologies (CERC-WET).

Prior to his appointment at the University of Michigan, Ombadi was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He holds a PhD and MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California Irvine and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of Khartoum.



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