Tanja Bosak and Paul O'Gorman to be promoted to Associate Professor.
As announced at last Friday's State of EAPS event, the Executive Committee of the Corporation has approved the promotions of Tanja Bosak (geomicrobiology and microbial sedimentology) and Paul O'Gorman (atmospheric sciences) to Associate Professor Without Tenure (effective July 2012).
Bosak's research concerns studying microbial fossils to understand the parallel evolution of life and the environment. Examples of Bosak's lab research include how biological, chemical and physical processes shape sedimentary rock, what ecosystems looked like between Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth events, and their influence on the carbon cycle.
O'Gorman's research concerns the large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere, climate change, and turbulence. He is particularly interested in the behavior of the hydrological cycle and extratropical storms in different climates.