Kim Cobb

Dr. Kim Cobb is Georgia Power Chair & Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, ADVANCE Professor, and Director of the Global Change Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research uses observations of past and present climate to advance our understanding of future climate change impacts.

She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in 2002. She joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2004. Her research has taken her to the deep tropics and on caving expeditions in the rainforests of Borneo.

Kim has received numerous awards for her research, most notably a NSF CAREER Award in 2007, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2008. She is a Lead Author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

Kim is a strong advocate for women in science, and champions diversity and inclusion in all that she does. She is also devoted to the clear and frequent communication of climate change to the public through speaking engagements and social media.

Outside of Science: Outside of science, she enjoys sharing the joys of a low-carbon lifestyle, and exploring new low-carbon strategies, with her husband and four children.