Sumant Nigam Named Chair of UMD’s Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Professor Sumant Nigam will begin a three-year term as chair of the University of Maryland’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC) on July 1, 2020. Nigam succeeds Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, who served as chair for two years before being named dean of the College of Science at George Mason University in Virginia.
“I’m delighted to welcome Sumant to the college’s leadership team,” said Amitabh Varshney, dean of UMD’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. “Sumant has been a wonderful asset to the department for more than 30 years, and he will be a great leader as AOSC continues to grow and distinguish itself.”