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We want to do great things while fostering a team culture of mentorship and collaboration, promote critical and independent thinking, and value scientific integrity. We have a lot of fun doing what we do, and Columbia University offers a unique and stimulating environment for both professional and personal growth.

We are also constantly on the lookout for talented and driven students across a range of fields – reach out to explore existing opportunities!

Our Group

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  • Dr. Marco G. Giometto

    Dr. Marco G. Giometto

    CEEM Assistant Professor, Amazon Visiting Academic


    Marco is Assistant Professor in the CEEM Department at Columbia University and an Amazon Visiting Academic. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Braunschweig and Florence Universities (2014), and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2016). Prior to joining Columbia, he held postdoctoral positions at the University of British Columbia and at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University.

  • Kianoosh Yousefi

    Kianoosh Yousefi

    Associate Research Scientist


    B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Iran; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware (2020).

  • Weiyi Li

    Weiyi Li

    Ph.D. Student


    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, M.S. from Columbia University. Research areas: Canopy flows, non-equilibrium effects in boundary-layer flows.

  • Beatrice Giacomini

    Beatrice Giacomini

    Ph.D. Student


    B.S. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Politecnico di Milano. Research areas: Boundary-layer flows, uncertainty quantification.

  • Gurpreet Singh Hora

    Gurpreet Singh Hora

    Ph.D. Student


    B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay and M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Research area: AI for turbulent flows.

  • Atharva Sunil Sathe

    Atharva Sunil Sathe

    Ph.D. Student


    B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay. Research area: Turbulence modeling for urban canopy flow.

  • Pawan Naresh Chandiramani

    Pawan Naresh Chandiramani

    Incoming PhD Student (Fall 2022)


    B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Research area: Boundary-layer flow in complex terrain.

  • Manuel F. Schmid

    Manuel F. Schmid

    Visiting Ph.D. Student


    B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Sciences & Engineering from EPF Lausanne, Ph.D. student at University of British Columbia, Canada. Research areas: Boundary-layer flows over rough surfaces, urban canopy flows, computational methods.

  • Andrei Coman

    Andrei Coman

    CS Undergraduate Student


    B.S. student at Columbia University, Computer Science Department. Research area: High-fidelity modeling of radiative heat transfer in urban areas.

  • Zejian You

    Zejian You

    CEEM Graduate Student


    B.S. in Marine Science from Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Research area: High-fidelity modeling of urban microclimate.

  • Michael L. Garcia

    Michael L. Garcia

    MECE Undergraduate Student


    B.S. student at Columbia University, MECE Department. Research area: Modeling of particle transport in turbulent flows.

  • Hongshuo Yang

    Hongshuo Yang

    CS Graduate Student


    M.S. student at Columbia University, CS Department. Research area: AI/ML, Causal Inference, Data Science.

  • Hayato Takai

    Hayato Takai

    Undergraduate Student (SURE program)


    B.S. student at Washington University in St. Louis, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. Research area: Urban microclimate.

  • Justin Walkup

    Justin Walkup

    Undergraduate Student (SURE program)


    B.S. student at Howard University, Civil Engineering.
    Research area: Urban microclimate.


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  • Arunit Maity – M.S. student, 2022.
  • Meera Mavroidis – B.S. student, 2022.
  • Onyinyechi Winner Obineche – B.S. student, 2021.
  • Daniel William Kolano – B.S. student, 2020–2021. First position after EFPL: Graduate student at Stanford University
  • Christine Ye Shu Blackshaw – B.S. student, 2020–2021. First position after EFPL: Ph.D. student at Princeton University
  • Yicheng Li – M.S. student, 2019–2020. First position after EFPL: Ph.D. student at University of California, Davis
  • Tieliang Huang – M.S. student, 2019–2020. First position after EFPL: Engineer at China Construction Frist Group Construction & Development Co. Ltd.
  • Shinya Michael Kondo – B.S. student, 2018–2020. First position after EFPL: Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania. National Science Foundation Graduate Resesearch Fellowship Program awardee.
  • Mostafa Momen – Assistant Research Scientist, 2018-2019. First position after EFPL: Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Website
  • Cheng Bi – M.S. student, 2018–2019. First position after EFPL: Ph.D. student at National University of Singapore
  • Jean Lac – visiting B.S. student, ENS Paris Saclay, France, 2020. First position after EFPL: Ph.D. student at École Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay, France.
  • Sophie Abramian – visiting B.S. student, ENS Paris Saclay, France, 2018–2019. First position after EFPL: Ph.D. student at Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, France.
  • Annagiulia Bernardi – visiting M.S. student, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2018–2019. First position after EFPL: Project Manager presso Avalon Real Estate S.p.A.
  • Yuxi Guan – visiting Ph.D. student, Wuhan University, China, 2018–2019.

Joining Our Group

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Ph.D. students: Please apply for a Ph.D. position in Engineering Mechanics via our graduate admission program and indicate Marco Giometto as the faculty member of interest.

B.S. or M.S. students at Columbia interested in joining our group to carry out independent research: Feel free to reach out to explore existing opportunities. We are constantly looking for motivated students from SEAS and other schools to support ongoing research projects. You are expected to have taken standard math and physics courses, fluid mechanics, and to have a basic understanding of numerical methods and programming.

Postdoc candidates: Please send your CV along with a research statement and two reference papers. Openings for postdocs are dependent on funding constraints. Please also consider applying for either of these scholarships: Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program, DSI Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, L’OREAL USA for Women in Science Fellowship.