I am currently Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science at Purdue University in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. My group is called the Climate and Extreme Weather Laboratory. We research the physics and impacts of extreme weather in our atmosphere, including hurricanes and tornadoes, and their dependence on climate. Here is a bit of insight into the philosophy behind our research.
Before starting at Purdue, I was an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, and I received my PhD in Atmospheric Science from MIT. Outside of science, I enjoy gardening, tennis, photography, biking, running, and attempting to bake the perfect loaf of bread. My wife is Vice President of Retail, Sales, and Shopper Practice at Kantar Consulting, and we have a newborn daughter Maya.
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
550 Stadium Mall Drive, HAMP 3221
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Email: drchavas @ gmail dot com