Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: David M. Romps

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David M. Romps

Faculty Scientist

Climate Science Department



Phone: 510-486-7175

Fax: 510-486-5686


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Biographical Summary

David Romps' work on atmospheric dynamics includes research on cloud dynamics, microphysics, and the interaction of clouds with Earth's climate.  David was trained in physics and mathematics at Yale and Harvard


  • 1999 – 2005:  Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - Thesis title: “Holography and related topics in string theory.
  • 1995 -- 1999:  B.S./M.S. Physics, B.S., Mathematics, Magna cum laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - present:  Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
    Faculty Scientist, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.
  • Postdoctoral Positions:
    • 2008 - 2010:  Research Associate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, MA
    • 2006 - 2008:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Environment, Harvard University, MA
    • 2005 - 2006:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Hole Research Center, MA