Packard Fellowship empowers UC Davis scientist to take a fresh approach on extreme weather

Da Yang, a UC Davis atmospheric scientist who studies the physics of intense rainstorms like hurricanes and their relationship to the Earth’s climate, has been awarded a 2019 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Yang is among 22 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide to receive the prestigious award this year. Each will be awarded $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

He is the first recipient of the Packard Fellowship in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis.

LAWR faculty profile: http://lawr.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/yang-da