Search
Ben Kravitz

Ben Kravitz

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

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Email:   ben.kravitz.work@gmail.com

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Rutgers University, 2011
  • M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Rutgers University, 2009
  • M.S., Mathematics, Purdue University, 2007
  • B.A., Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2004

Employment history:

  • 2019 - Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Indiana University
  • 2015-2018 Staff Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2012-2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2011-2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science

Research Interests

I am interested in using climate models to explore radiative forcing, climate response, and climate system feedbacks. My main areas of focus are climate engineering using stratospheric sulfate aerosols, reduced order modeling of the climate system, high latitude climate teleconnections, and uncertainty quantification for wind energy. I am also interested in applying engineering techniques, such as control theory, system identification, and linear systems theory, to climate modeling.

Graduate Student Mentoring

  • Served on the thesis committee of Corey Gabriel (Ph.D. student at Rutgers University)
  • Mentored Rick Russotto (Ph.D. student at University of Washington) during his visit to PNNL, August 2015.
  • Mentored Hansi Singh (Ph.D. student at University of Washington) during her visit to PNNL, June-August 2014.
  • Mentored Blaz Gasparini (Ph.D. student at ETH) during his visit to PNNL, May-July 2013.
  • Mentored Nathan Serota (B.A. student at Princeton University) for his undergraduate thesis, 2013.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition for service to the community, Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2017.
  • Outstanding Performance Award in recognition of "willingness to provide advice and mentorship to LTE and ASF staff", Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2017.
  • Ronald L. Brodzinski Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2017.
  • Outstanding Performance Award in recognition for "outstanding efforts for a sponsor workshop," Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2017.
  • National Security Directorate Carabiner Award (FY17 Q2), 2017.
  • Recognition for being one of the most active editors in Earth System Dynamics for 2016 and 2017.
  • Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Earth’s Future, 2016 and 2017.
  • CGD Special Recognition Award, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 2016.
  • Outstanding Contribution to the AGU Fall Meeting Program Committee of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group, 2016.