Raffaele Ferrari studies the circulation of the ocean, its impact on present and past climates, and its role on shaping biological productivity. His group combines observations, theory and numerical models to investigate the physics of the ocean and atmosphere from scales of centimeters to thousand of kilometers.
Ferrari has Ph.D.s in Oceanography (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2000) and Fluid Dynamics (Politecnico di Torino, 1999). Before joining the faculty in 2002 he spent time as a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Since 2012 Ferrari has been Director of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate.
Cecil and Ida Green Professorship, MIT (2007- 2010 & 2016-Present) | Scripps Cody Award (2016) | Moore Distinguished Scholar, Caltech (2012) | Breene M. Kerr Professorship, MIT (2011-2015) | Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award, American Meteorological Society (2007) | Killian and Lee Scholar Award, MIT (2004) | Victor P. Starr Career Development Chair, MIT (2003)