Kaighin McColl

Kaighin McColl

Kaighin McColl is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University, jointly appointed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His group uses theory, models and observations to study the terrestrial water cycle, and its connection to weather and climate over land. Prior to his appointment in 2018, he was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University's Center for the Environment. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2017, funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; and received bachelor's degrees in environmental engineering and applied mathematics from the University of Melbourne in 2009.



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