Ran Feng

Assistant Professor

*** I am recruiting graduate students to join my lab in Fall 2024. ***

Growing up in southwest China, I studied meteorology and climate at Nanjing University, and Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. I became fascinated by paleoclimatology and decided to work towards a PhD on past climate change at the University of Michigan. I am currently interested in cloud and precipitation processes in warm climate states, and the interactions between the hydrological cycle and mountain uplift. I actively collaborate with geochemists, paleontologists, and geophysicists to explore terrestrial climate, mammalian evolution, and plate tectonics.


  • Ph.D.: Earth & Environmental Sciences at University of Michigan
  • M.S.: Atmospheric Sciences at Chinese National Academy of Sciences
  • B.S.: Atmospheric Sciences at Nanjing University


  • ERTH 4150 / ERTH 5150 : Applied Data Analysis in Earth Sciences
  • ERTH 4810 / ERTH 5810: Modeling the Changing Atmosphere and Ocean


Ran Feng
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