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Alan Robock

Distinguished Professor

Alan Robock is a co-director of the RISCI lab.  Please visit his home page at http://people.envsci.rutgers.edu/robock/ to see all his publications and projects.  He is a Distinguished Professor of climate science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1970 with a B.A. in Meteorology,


Lili Xia

Research Associate

Lili Xia is co-director of RISCI.  She received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at Rutgers in 2014, and has been working as a postdoc and now Research Associate in the RISCI lab for her entire time at Rutgers.  She is interested in climate impacts, particularly the interactions between vegetation and climate changes.  Her research focuses


Sam Rabin

Postdoctoral Associate

Sam Rabin is a postdoc in RISCI. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 2016. Sam uses global vegetation and land use models to explore the impacts and interactions of climate change and socioeconomic trends, as well as the effects and feasibility of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.


Brendan Clark

Graduate Assistant

Brendan graduated from UMass Amherst in 2020 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. He is now a graduate student at Rutgers working in the RISCI Lab studying the impacts of climate intervention on crop production and biodiversity.


Mahjabeen Rahman

Graduate Assistant

Mahjabeen graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2016 with a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning and from the Independent University, Bangladesh in 2019 with an M.S. in Climate Change Science and Development. She is now a graduate student in Atmospheric Science at Rutgers, and is working in the RISCI lab.


Nina Grant

Graduate Assistant

Nina graduated from Princeton University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Geosciences. There she conducted research on Indian monsoon precipitation and geoengineering. She is now a graduate student in Atmospheric Science working in the RISCI lab.