Dr. De-Zheng Sun is an internationally known climate dynamist with broad interest in the behavior of the earth's climate system. After his thesis work at MIT, he worked at leading climate modeling centers including the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) at Princeton, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)at Boulder. He taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in the area of global change science in University of Colorado at Boulder, and has won many grant
awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Sun's research interests include climatic role of water vapor and clouds, ocean-atmosphere coupling, global climate modeling, and the interaction of the human component with other components of the climate system.