New Faculty


Simon A. Carn joins the faculty of the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences as an assistant professor. He comes to Michigan Tech from the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Carn holds a PhD in Volcanology from St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, a DEA in Volcanology and Magmatic Processes from the Université Blaise Pascal in France and a BA in Natural Science-Geology from Exeter College, Oxford.

He has received multiple research grants totaling over $2.8 million from NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration, the Royal Society and the European Union.

He has taught and supervised students since 1994 across the world at the International Volcanological Field School in Russia, Michigan Tech, Cambridge University, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in the Philippines and Volcan de Lemptégy, France.

He has been a member of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior and the American Geophysical Union since 1994. He is a member of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument Science Team, the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Science Team and the Technical Advisory Committee for the UN Volcano Risk Reduction in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo Project.

He was awarded the William T. Pecora Award from NASA and the US Department of the Interior in 2006 as part of the TOMS Science Team; the NASA Group Achievement Award in 2005 as part of the Aura Project; the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award in 2005 as part of the Aura Science Team; and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Len Curtis European Award in 2001 for the best scientific paper published in the open remote sensing literature during the year 2000.

Shiliang Wu joins the faculty of the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor.

Wu holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science and an SM in Engineering Science from Harvard University, an MS in Environmental Science from Peking University and a BE in Hydraulic Engineering from Tsinghua University.

He was a teaching assistant and teaching fellow at Harvard University, a mentor in a summer program at MIT and a teaching assistant at Peking University.

His research focus includes the impacts of global change on atmospheric chemistry and air quality; intercontinental transport and hemispheric air pollution, anthropogenic perturbations to the Earth system and implications for environmental sustainability; and biosphere-atmosphere interactions.

He has been a reviewer for the Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheric Environment and the Science of the Total Environment. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

He received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Institute of Environmental Engineering at Peking University, the IET Scholarship from the International Engineering and Technology Foundation, the Mathematical Modeling Award from the League of 20 Universities in Beijing and the Scholarship for Outstanding Young Teachers and Students from Tsinghua University. He was also a fellow at Harvard under the Applied Sciences Grant.



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