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Wade McGillis

Faculty Affiliate, Sustainability Management; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Wade McGillis is a professor and Director of the Center for Rivers and Estuaries at Columbia University, where he and other university scientists conduct research activities using the environment of the Hudson River Estuary to learn more about global biogeochemical processes. His research interests include ocean-atmosphere-land-urban interactions as well as biogeochemical, water, heat, and pollutant cycling in urban and natural environments. Previously, he was an Associate Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of marine science and engineering. In addition, McGillis has published articles in numerous publications. 


  • P.h.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Northeastern University


  • Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (Kyoto University Press, 2011)
  • "Sea surface and pCO2 and O2 in the Southern Ocean during the austral fall, 2008," Journal of Geophysical Research (2011), co-author