Our Team

Together, we strive to answer nature's most important science questions.

Dr. Yemi Adebiyi

Assistant Professor

Email: aaadebiyi@ucmerced.edu 

Office: SE2 Building, Room #385

Pronoun: he/him/his

Dr. Adebiyi's research focuses on understanding the impacts of atmospheric aerosols, such as dust and smoke, on the regional and global climate. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of California - Merced, and he is also a member of the Environmental Systems Graduate Group at the same university. Before joining UC Merced, he was a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California - Los Angeles. He obtained his M.Sc.-equivalent diploma in Earth System Physics at the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, and his Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami, Florida. 

Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Satyendra Pandey

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: spandey9@ucmerced.edu

Dr. Satyendra Pandey received his Ph. D. degree in Climate Sciences from the School of Earth, Ocean, and Climate Sciences (SEOCS), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar, India in 2021. Before that, he obtained postgraduate degrees, M. Tech. in Earth System Science and Technology from IIT Kharagpur and M. Sc. in Physics from Dr. RML Avadh University India. Currently, his research focus in the Aerosol-Climate Group is to understand the impact of atmospheric dust on clouds and climate using space-borne and ground-based observations and state-of-the-art numerical models.

Camilo Rodriguez Geno

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: crodriguezgeno@ucmerced.edu

Camilo obtained his M.Sc. (2017) and Ph.D. (2021) diplomas in Earth Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Before joining UC Merced, Camilo was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Notre Dame. At UC Merced, he will focus on a DOE project to understand the impacts of mineral dust on climate by exploring the physical mechanisms through which dust interacts with clouds in the atmosphere.

Graduate Students

Md Minhazul Kibria

Graduate Student

Email: mkibria@ucmerced.edu

Born and raised in Bangladesh, Md Minhazul Kibria received his M.Sc.-equivalent postgraduate diploma in Earth System Physics from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, in 2022. There he was named the Student of the Year. Before that, he obtained his undergraduate (B.Sc) and graduate (M.Sc) degrees in Physics from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, in 2019 and 2021, respectively. At UC Merced, Minhazul’s research will focus on the impacts of dust on the regional climate over the western part of the United States.

Paul Adigun

Graduate Student

Email: pauladigun@ucmerced.edu

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Undergraduate Students

Former Group Members

Undergraduate Students

-- Project Title: Characterization of Particulate Pollution In Merced, California 

-- Poster presented at the 2023 UC Merced Undergraduate Spring Symposium (PDF)

Group Pictures

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