Lei Duan's research topic is about modeling the climate response to external forcing, especially the global scale geoengineering schemes during his PhD. At Carnegie, he will continue working on climate simulations and also helping with the energy modeling work in Ken Caldeira's group. He had a wonderful experience when he was here previously, and feels happy to come back and work with everyone in Carnegie.
Nina is a Stanford PhD candidate who researches carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere. She is particularly interested in how climatological and meteorological systems influence biospheric carbon balance.