Students and Postdocs

Current Group Members:

Postdoctoral Researchers:

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

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.

Graduate Students:

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.

Postgraduate Researchers:

Sofia MenemenlisSofia double majored in Geology & Geophysics and Global Affairs in Yale College, and wrote a senior thesis on the hydrologic cycle of the mid-Pliocene warm period. She is interested in atmospheric dynamics, climate modeling, and paleoclimate studies.

Undergraduate Students:

Nick Archambault



Colin Baciocco: Colin is a senior majoring in Earth and Planetary Science. He is particularly interested in modeling hydrological processes, and is currently researching surface-atmosphere interactions and regional climates on Saturn’s moon Titan.

Kunsang Dorjee: Kunsang is currently an undergraduate at Yale majoring in Physics and Philosophy. Aside from research, he sings with Shades of Yale and is a podcast producer for the Yale Daily News.


Mary Yap



Past Group Members:

Undergraduate Senior Theses:
  • Sofia Menemenlis (2020)
  • Mike Machado (2019)