Dr Ben Kravitz
Ben Kravitz is an internationally recognized scientist in climate modelling studies of geoengineering and large perturbations to the climate system. He is the co-founder of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), a collaboration between climate modelling centers throughout the world to better understand the expected climate effects of various geoengineering scenarios. Results from GeoMIP have been featured in the Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for which Ben served as a contributing author, and multiple reports on geoengineering from the U.S. National Academies. He has received an Early Career Scientist Award from the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and the Ronald L. Brodzinski Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He has been invited to speak on a variety of climate science topics domestically and internationally, including at the US National Academy of Sciences on the national security implications of climate change and on geoengineering. Ben is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University. His activities include using engineering techniques in climate models to better understand climate feedbacks, studying teleconnections in the climate system, and developing climate model emulators for use in Integrated Assessment Models.