Drew Shindell

Drew Shindell is a Professor of Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. From 1995 to 2014 he was a scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Drew taught atmospheric chemistry at Columbia University for more than a decade. His research concerns natural and human drivers of climate change, linkages between air quality and climate change, and the interface between climate change science and policy. He has been an author on more than 175 peer-reviewed publications and received awards from Scientific American, NASA, the NSF and the EPA.

Drew has testified on climate issues before both houses of the U.S. Congress, the UNFCCC and the World Bank, developed a climate change course with the American Museum of Natural History, and made numerous appearances in newspapers, on radio, and on TV as part of his public outreach efforts. He chaired the 2011 UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone and was a Coordinating Lead Author on the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Panel to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition of nations, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations and serves as an advisor for the NCAR Atmospheric Composition, Observations and Modeling Laboratory and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley and his PhD at Stony Brook University, both in Physics.

More information about Drew can be found at his website.

Outside of Science: Drew likes to run, play guitar, travel, play strategy games with his children, and, when he’s in a really good mood, brew his own beer.