Dr. Wade McGillis is currently Doherty Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. His research focuses on the air-water surface exchange of carbon dioxide, heat, momentum and other climate, weather, and containment relevant compounds. Additional research interests include understanding processes controlling ocean, coastal, and river carbon dioxide transport, as well as interfacial hydrodynamics and boundary layer turbulence. Dr. McGillis was previously an Associate Scientist in the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. McGillis is currently Chair of the United States Surface Ocean Lower Atmospheric Study, a member of the World Climate Research Program – Working Group on Fluxes, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research.