Department News Archive


Researchers cook up distant bodies’ atmospheres ‘in a bottle’ at Hopkins lab

Assistant Professor Sarah Hörst’s research was featured in The Baltimore Sun. She and her team of graduate student researchers are helping other planetary scientists prepare for future discoveries by showing them what conditions they might encounter in the atmospheres of distant bodies.


Can Big Data Solve Big Climate Problems?

Anna Scott
Research ideas can come from the unlikeliest of places. Just ask Anna Scott, a graduate student in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences.


New Assistant Professors

It’s a great pleasure to formally announce that we have several new assistant professors arriving this summer. They are Drs. Emmy Smith, Meghan Avolio, Maya Gomes, and June Wicks.


Congratulations Anand Gnanadesikan

Anand Gnanadesikan
Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan has been promoted to full professor with tenure in Earth & Planetary Sciences! Anand is a leading authority on Earth system dynamics and modeling. His overarching research goal is to understand how the many components of the Earth system interact to produce the variability we observe in modern climate.


Congratulations Sara Rivero

On Thursday, December 11, 2015  Sara Rivero presented her thesis entitled “Anthropogenic Change vs Natural Variability: Lessons Learned from the Continuous Plankton Recorder.” She will  receive her degree on May 18, 2016. Congratulations!


Congratulations Fisseha Berhane

On Thursday, February 9th Fisseha Berhane presented his thesis entitled “Intraseasonal Precipitation Variability Over Tropical Africa.” He will  receive his degree on May 18, 2016. Congratulations!


Teaching Professor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a teaching professor position in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. The position will be filled at the Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor level, as appropriate, starting as early as summer of 2016. Associate Teaching Professors and Teaching Professors are […]


Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Sciences

The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary sciences. Candidates with research interests in the areas of planetary geology and geophysics, with a focus on terrestrial planets, […]


Research Position in Ocean Dynamics

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate or assistant research scientist. The successful candidate will join a team that is investigating sea-surface temperature and salinity dynamics using satellite data and coupled models. The research aims to diagnose, quantify, and understand the mechanisms controlling the propagation […]


Dr. Naomi Levin Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Naomi Levin has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Naomi has built a vibrant research group and an outstanding analytical laboratory at Hopkins. Her field programs in Africa provide samples that she has analyzed in her lab to make key advances. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she has shed […]