Pronouns: She / her
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO),
Columbia Climate School
Mona Hemmati serves as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, specializing in the intricate nexus of hazard, exposure, and vulnerability associated with weather-related natural disasters, including floods and tropical cyclones. Her research commitment is steadfastly anchored in the pursuit of effective strategies for mitigating community vulnerability and enhancing resilience in the context of climate change, encompassing a comprehensive disaster management approach.
Hemmati's research scope extends to the investigation of sustainability issues, with a specific emphasis on the complex interplay of environmental, social, and governance factors intertwined with natural disasters. Driven by the urgency of the global climate crisis, her research serves as a catalyst for bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and practical policy implementation, thereby contributing to a sustainable future.
Throughout her academic career, Hemmati has made significant scholarly contributions, notably through her authorship and co-authorship of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles. Her work provides a valuable compass for guiding the scientific community in navigating the multifaceted challenges presented by natural disasters, ultimately aiming to foster greater community resilience and safety.
For those interested in exploring her research or engaging in collaborative research projects, Hemmati welcomes inquiries and collaboration opportunities.
FIELDS OF INTEREST
Multi-Hazard Modeling, Sustainability, Climate Change Adaptation, Human Behavior in a Sustainable, Natural Hazard
HONORS & AWARDS
Allianz Climate Risk Award for young scientists whose works shed light on the nexus between climate change and the extreme weather events that threaten millions of livelihoods and present ways these populations could be better protected in sustainable and resilient communities.