Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
Ellen Druffel is the Fred Kavli Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. She came to UCI in 1993 as a professor of Earth System Science and is recognized for her research in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry and paleoclimatology. Her current research focuses on the connections between climate and the oceans. She uses an accelerator to measure the amounts of carbon-14 in corals, seawater, and other materials to determine how fast carbon turns over in the ocean. She has participated in numerous oceanographic expeditions, including submersible dives and coral coring collections, and enjoys teaching, glass fusing and hiking. Druffel received her B.S. in chemistry from Loyola-Marymount University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from U.C. San Diego. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Oceanography Society and the American Geophysical Union. Druffel has authored over 150 publications..