Don Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. He was the first Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at Illinois, and was Head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences for many years.
Don is an expert in computer modeling of atmospheric physics and chemistry. He has authored over 400 scientific articles, most of which relate to atmospheric chemistry and climate issues. He received the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has been honored by being selected a Fellow of two major professional science societies. He has been a Coordinating Lead Author of the scientific assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was most recently a member of the team leading the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment.
Outside of Science: Don has always been an athlete and had a love for sports. For many years he has acted as both player and coach of soccer and basketball.