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Cristiana Stan Joins EESM

Cristiana Stan recently joined EESM under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment from George Mason University.
Cristiana Stan recently joined EESM under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment from George Mason University.

Cristiana Stan recently joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) program under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment.

In her new EESM role, Stan—an associate professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia—will work across EESM program areas, particularly in advancing novel scientific concepts and innovative methods that enhance the predictive capacity and analysis of Earth system models. 

“I’m very excited to take on this new experience,” says Stan, whose IPA will last at least through the close of calendar year 2020. “I am motivated by new opportunities to learn. One of the things I look forward to most is helping research project teams and learning from them.”

At George Mason University, Stan’s climate modeling work focuses on large-scale dynamics and predictability of tropical variability, including the role of cloud representation in modeling the tropical cyclone activity, monsoon circulations, Madden-Julian Oscillation, and El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) under current conditions and future climate change scenarios. She also focuses on the development of coupled climate models using super-parameterization for representing cloud-scale processes.

Stan holds a BS in Physics and MS in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Bucharest, and a PhD in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University.