Faculty Profile: Morgan O'Neill

Morgan O'Neill

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Morgan O'Neill.Morgan O’Neill is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics who studies atmospheric dynamics, with a focus on the fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of severe storms, like hurricanes and supercell thunderstorms. Her research group uses numerical modelling and theory to try to understand how storms can feedback on the climate that forces them, and what this means for climate change. O’Neill and her colleagues are involved in field campaigns to benchmark their research to observations.

She earned her PhD in atmospheric science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. O’Neill then held postdoctoral fellowships at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Chicago before starting an assistant professorship at Stanford University in the Department of Earth System Science. She currently serves as the vice-chair in the chair line of the American Physical Society's Topical Group on the Physics of Climate.

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