Jeremy Pal is a research consultant in the Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies Division at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC). He is also a professor and graduate program director in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from LMU and MS and PhD Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He previously worked for the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy as a research scientist and MIT as a visiting professor.
Jeremy’s research focuses primarily on impacts of anthropogenic forcing – namely atmospheric greenhouse gases and land cover change – on a variety of societal risks and concerns, such as precipitation and heat extremes; water resources; flood and drought; agriculture; mineral dusts; and human and ecological health. To assess and project these impacts, he employs a variety of numerical models, including regional climate, hydrologic, and wetlands models. In doing so, he has co-led the development of four different regional climate modeling systems.