Dr. Paola Crippa

Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor

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162 Fitzpatrick Hall

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
University of Notre Dame


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA, 2013
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2007
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2005

Professional Experience

  • COMET Postdoctoral Research Associate, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom (2014-2017)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (2013-2014)


Active Grants

2023-2028: NSF-CAREER award  Title: CAREER: A unified multiscale modeling approach for processes in the atmospheric boundary layer. PI, $541,016.

2023-2026: KAUST Competitive Research Grant Call - Title:  Physics-Based and Space-Time Statistical Machine Learning Models for Sustainable Development in Saudi Arabia. Participation. Co-PI, $209,999 o ND (total $928,576).

2022-2027: NSF Collaborative Research: MRA - Title: Global Non-Gaussian Stochastic Partial Differential Equation Models for Assessing Future Health of Ecohydrologic Systems. Co-PI, $945,511 to ND (total $1,478,766).

 2022-2024: Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society - Title: How can Artificial Intelligence inform air quality policy and incentives for environmental justice? PI, $95,326.

 2021-2024: NASA-MAP - Title: Quantifying Physical and Chemical Forcing from Landscape Evolution on Extreme Precipitation. PI, $352,338 to ND (total $671,329).

Completed Grants

2019-2022: KAUST Competitive Research Grant
Title: Space-Time Models for Assessing High-Resolution Wind Power in Saudi Arabia. Co-PI, $316,042 (total $829,500)

2016-2019: KAUST Competitive Research Grant
Title: Space-Time Statistical Models for Wind Field Forecasting with High Performance Computing. Co-PI, $414,787 (total $1,022,891)