Matei Georgescu is Associate Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University (ASU). He received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Rutgers University in 2008. He then spent two years as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University. He subsequently moved to ASU, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar in 2010-2011 and Assistant Research Professor in 2011-2012 in the Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at ASU. In 2012 he began his tenure track career in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning where he currently serves as Director of the Urban Climate Research Center (UCRC). Georgescu’s lab at ASU uses a wide range of tools centered on the use of Regional Climate Models to address human-environment and land-atmosphere interactions. His research and teaching interests are focused on climate and its relation to other systems, including urban environments (temperature, precipitation, adaptation and mitigation), energy, and agricultural applications. He serves as Associate Editor of AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, resides on the Editorial Board of Environmental Research Letters, and has served as Guest Editor of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has received recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist.