Douglas MacMartin splits his time between mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University and computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology. 

MacMartin's primary research focus is on solar geoengineering—working to develop the knowledge base for society to make informed decisions. This includes question such as estimating climate impacts, using design principles to improve outcomes, and how to manage uncertainty. MacMartin's research also includes applying engineering dynamics and feedback analysis to study climate dynamics and variability, and he is also involved in control design for the Thirty Meter Telescope. 

He received his Bachelor'a degree from the University of Toronto in 1987, and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT in 1992. Prior to joining Caltech in 2000, MacMartin led the active control research and development program at United Technologies Research Center.

Last Updated: October 16, 2017