George Ban-Weiss

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George Ban-Weiss

Urban Climate Scientist

George’s research uses numerical models and field observations to investigate air pollution, climate, and land cover change, from neighborhood to global views. He is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at USC, as well as the Pasquale and Adelina Arpea Early Career Chair. In 2018, he received both the National Science Foundation Early Career Award, and the American Geophysical Union Global Environmental Change Early Career Award. George was named one of the world’s 35 top innovators under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review, and was part of the development team that won an R&D100 award.

George received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of California, Berkeley; was Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford; and a scientist in the Heat Island Group and Climate Science Department at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. His research has informed public policy in California and is the basis of over 50 publications in peer-review literature.