Assistant Professor of Geology and Geophysics
Juan Lora’s research focuses on planetary climates. He uses a range of climate models to understand the atmospheric processes and interactions that produce climates across the Solar System. He is also a co-investigator on a concept mission that would send an instrumented lander with aerial mobility to Titan—currently a finalist for NASA’s New Frontiers program. He serves as an associate editor for Icarus, the journal of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. He also co-leads an outreach program aimed at making atmospheric and climate sciences accessible to students. He comes to Yale after spending four years as a postdoc at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, and his B.S. from the University of Southern California.