Polvani Named AGU Fellow & Appointed to Endowed Professorship

Lorenzo Polvani, professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been named a 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow. The AGU is an international, nonprofit scientific association “whose mission is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity” (AGU website) and their Fellow program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the field. Only 1% of AGU members are chosen for this honor in any given year and Polvani, also with the other 61 fellows, was recognized at the Fall 2019 AGU Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Polvani has been appointed to an endowed professorship. Effective January 1, 2020, Polvani will be the Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Columbia Engineering Dean Mary Boyce wrote, “The Ewing Worzel Professorship recognizes research excellence within Columbia Engineering in the area of geophysics. We are so pleased to honor Professor Polvani’s leading research efforts in atmospheric and climate science with the distinction of this professorship.”


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