Daniel Cohan

Associate Professor


I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Rice University. I teach courses in Atmospheric Science and Energy and the Environment. My research focuses on the application of atmospheric models and satellite data to inform air quality management, and on the modeling of energy systems and their impacts on the environment.

Speaking Experience

I have delivered State of the Atmosphere talks overviewing current conditions and scientific understanding of air pollution and climate change. These talks have been delivered to a variety of general public and interested audiences, included guest lectures in business school and architecture classes, the environmental law section of the Dallas Bar, a Rice University alumni group, and a local meeting of the American Meteorological Society. I can also speak about how energy use impacts the environment and climate.


  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Meteorology