Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Manga, Boering elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Michael Manga, Professor of Earth & Planetary Science, and Kristie Boering, Professor of Chemistry, who also has an appointment in Earth & Planetary Science, were two of the five UC Berkeley faculty members appointed to the National Academy of Sciences on May 1, 2018.   The academy is the most prestigious scientific society in the United States.

Michael Manga studies geological processes involving fluids, ranging from the mantle plumes that feed volcanoes and the underground plumbing of geysers to the impact of earthquakes on stream flow. 

Kristie Boering is an atmospheric chemist who combines airborne and ground-based experiments with computer simulations to learn how atmospheric chemistry and climate are linked on Earth and other planets over time scales ranging from months to billions of years.