Students and Postdocs

Current Group Members:

Research Scientists:

J. Michael BattalioMichael studies atmospheric dynamics via comparative planetology, particularly focusing on Earth, Mars, and Titan. All three bodies are marked by storm systems that are controlled by the unique conditions and constituents of their atmospheres.

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Seung Hun Baek: Hun researches large-scale hydroclimate variability using a combination of climate reconstructions, observational data, and climate model simulations.

Will Rush: Will’s research is broadly focused on hydrologic changes across periods of rapid climate change, including the Eocene hyperthermals and the Last Glacial Maximum. He is primarily focused on the interface of climate model analysis and paleoclimate proxy interpretation.

Graduate Students:

Sooman Han: Sooman is interested in the evolution and habitability of planets and worked on modeling Jupiter’s radiation belts before joining Lora’s group. Currently, he studies atmospheric dynamics of Titan using the Titan Atmospheric Model (TAM).

Nick Lombardo: Nick is broadly interested in the formation and evolution of planetary systems through the study of their atmospheric dynamics and chemistry. His research is primarily concerned with Titan’s stratosphere.

Serena Scholz: Serena is interested in the evolution of Earth’s hydroclimate, particularly how precipitation patterns change with time. She is currently studying the dynamics and effects of atmospheric rivers.

  • Ashley Arroyo (minor discourse)
  • Zhiyuan Li (minor discourse)
  • Annika Margevich (minor discourse)
Undergraduate Students:
  • Alyse Olcott
  • Ethan Olim


Past Group Members:

graduate students:
  • Guillaume Delaviel (minor discourse 2019–2021)
Undergraduate Students:
  • Kunsang Dorjee (Senior Thesis 2022)
  • Sofia Menemenlis (Senior Thesis 2020; Postgraduate Researcher 2020–2021)
  • Nick Archambault (Senior Thesis 2021)
  • Colin Baciocco (Senior Thesis 2021)
  • Mary Yap (Senior Thesis 2021)
  • Juliana Surprenant (Group Member 2020)
  • Mike Machado (Senior Thesis 2019)