Meet our new faculty: Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi, Environmental engineering

Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi headshot, wearing grey

Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty. (Photo courtesy Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi)

Name: Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi (she/her)
Discipline: Environmental engineering
Degrees: B.S., earth and planetary sciences, University of Strasbourg, 2009; M.Eng., geophysical engineering, Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre, 2012; Ph.D. civil and environmental engineering, Princeton, 2017
Research interests: How water availability for ecosystems and vegetation affects the carbon fluxes (carbon dioxide and methane) coming in and out of these ecosystems.
Fun fact: I am an avid carbo biker and you might see my “shark” front loader parked around campus!