Congratulations to Dr. Kaustubh Thirumalai for receiving the Nanne Weber Early Career Award from AGU

Sept. 6, 2022

Dr. Kaustubh Thirumalai was announced as American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Nanne Weber Early Career Award recipient. Being selected as a Section Honoree is bestowed upon individuals for meritorious work or service toward the advancement and promotion of discovery and solution science. AGU, a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, annually recognizes a select number of individuals as part of its Honors and Recognition program.

Dr. Kaustubh Thirumalai is recognized by the global Earth and space sciences community for his tremendous dedication to advancing Earth and space sciences. 

 The Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Section chose Thirumalai because of his contributions to problems of fundamental importance in paleoclimatology including reconstructing past regimes of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and recognizing the role of El Nino in forcing extreme temperatures in tropical monsoonal Asia.

AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients during #AGU22 Fall Meeting, 12-16 December 2022 in Chicago, IL and online everywhere. This celebration is a chance for AGU’s community to recognize the outstanding work of our colleagues and be inspired by their accomplishments and stories. 

The Department of Geosciences is extremely fortunate to have Dr. Kaustubh Thirumalai as a member of our faculty. His creative and rigorous multidisciplinary science, combining multiple approaches to address societally relevant problems, has led to several breakthrough papers, which have contributed to his strong reputation in the field of paleoclimatology. Dr. Thirumalai is well deserving of this award, and we are excited to see him recognized for his scientific contributions and his strong engagement among the scientific community.

Please join me in congratulating Kau for this outstanding achievement!