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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Nadir Jeevanjee

Nadir Jeevanjee

Nadir Jeevanjee

Graduate Student

Climate Sciences Department



Phone: 510-486-7175

Fax: 510-486-5686


Biographical Summary

I study the physics of clouds, especially as they pertain to climate change. Our group uses observations, pencil-and-paper calculations, and extensive numerical modeling to better understand clouds, and convection more generally. I also have a background in theoretical/mathematical physics, and am interested in the physical and quantitative aspects of energy consumption and production.


  • 2009 - present: University of California, Berkeley, CA
    Physics Department, Ph.D. Student
  • 2002 - 2005: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    M.S. Physics
  • 1997 - 2002: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    B.S. Physics, B.S. Mathematics

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - Present: Graduate Student Research Assistant
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
    Use computer simulations, observational data, and pencil-and-paper calculations to study the physics of clouds and climate change. Advised by professor David Romps.
  • Summer 2011: Summer Associate
    Rand Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
    Studied the energy security implications of the Fukushima disaster and resulting energy crisis. Co-author on Project Memorandum \Assessing New Energy Technologies or Future Army Installation Needs", PM-3953-A.
  • 2009 - 2011: Graduate Student Researcher
    U.C. Berkeley Physics Department, Berkeley, CA
    Mathematical physics research on loop quantum gravity, a theory uniting Einstein's general relativity with quantum mechanics. Advised by professor Robert Littlejohn.


  • Summers 2008 - 2010: Instructor, Educational Programs for Gifted Youth, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    Designed and taught introductory college-level courses in Cosmology and Math Olympiad Problem Solving to advanced high school students in intensive threeweek summer sessions.
  • 2002 - 2005,2009 - 2013: Graduate Student Instructor, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Taught at all levels, from physics survey courses to upper division to graduate courses.

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 First place, Student Pugwash USA 2012 elections multimedia contest. Awarded for essay submission entitled Shale gas as natural capital.
  • 2013 Graduate Dean's Summer Research Grant, summer 2013
  • 2013 U.C. Berkeley Graduate Division travel grant to attend the EUCLIPSE Summer School on Clouds and Climate, Les Houches, France, Summer 2013
  • 2005 Outstanding graduate student instructor, Physics Department, U.C. Berkeley.
  • 2002 Physics Department recruitment fellowship, U.C. Berkeley.