Departmental Chair

Prof. John Gyakum, Chair
Office: Burnside Hall 944
Phone: Tel.: (514) 398-6076
john.gyakum [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Undergraduate Program Director

Prof. Tim Merlis
Office: Burnside Hall 815
Phone: (514)-398-3140
timothy.merlis [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Graduate Program Director

Prof. Daniel Kirshbaum
Office: Burnside Hall 839
Phone: (514) 398-3347
daniel.kirshbaum [at] mcgill.ca (Email)



Ariya, Parisa

Position: Professor
Research: Atmospheric and Interfacial Chemistry
Offices: Burnside Hall 809 and Otto Maas 421
Labs: Otto Maas 404-405, 429-430
Tel.: (514) 398-6931, (514) 398-3615
Fax: (514) 98-3797 | (514) 398-6115
parisa.ariya [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Bartello, Peter


Position: Professor
Research: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Office: Burnside Hall 910
Tel.: (514) 398-8075
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
peter.bartello [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Dufour, Carolina 

Position: Assistant Professor
Research: Physical Oceanography
Office: Burnside Hall 948
Tel.: (514) 398-8239
carolina.dufour [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Fabry, Frédéric

Position: Associate Porfessor
Research: Remote Sensing and Precipitation Prediction
Office: Burnside Hall 810
Tel.: (514) 398-3652
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
frederic.fabry [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Gyakum, John

Position: Professor
Research: Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology
Office: Burnside Hall 715
Tel.: (514) 398-6076
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
john.gyakum [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Huang, Yi

Position: Associate Professor
Research: Atmospheric Radiation and Physical Climatology
Office: Burnside Hall 814
Tel.: (514) 398-8217
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
yi.huang [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Kirshbaum, Daniel 

Position: Associate Professor
Research: Mesoscale Meteorology
Office: Burnside Hall 839
Tel.: (514) 398-3347
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
daniel.kirshbaum [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Merlis, Timothy 

Position: Associate Professor
Research: Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics
Office: Burnside Hall 815
Tel.: (514) 398-3140
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
timothy.merlis [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Preston, Thomas 

Position: Assistant Professor
Research: Atmospheric Chemistry
Office: Burnside Hall 816 and Otto Maass 425
Tel.: (514) 398-3766
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
thomas.preston [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Straub, David

Position: Associate Professor
Research: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Physical Oceanography
Office: Burnside Hall 819
Tel.: (514) 398-8995
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
david.straub [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Also affiliated with the GEC

Tremblay, Bruno 

Position: Associate Professor
Research: High latitude climate and climate variability
Office: Burnside Hall 823
Tel.: (514) 398-4369
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
bruno.tremblay [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Bruno Tremblay

Yau, Man Kong (Peter) 

Position: Professor
Research: Cloud Physics and Dynamics
Office: Burnside Hall 818
Tel.: (514) 398-3719
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
peter.yau [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Zuend, Andreas 

Position: Assistant Professor
Research: Aerosols, Clouds and Climate
Office: Burnside Hall 809
Tel.: (514) 398-7420
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
andreas.zuend [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)


Emeritus professors

Name Information Picture

Derome, Jacques

Research: Dynamical Meteorology and Climatology
Office: Burnside Hall 712
Tel.: (514) 398-6079
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
jacques.derome [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Please note: Emeritus Professor Derome no longer accepts new graduate students

Leighton, Henry

Research: Cloud Physics and Radar Meteorology
Office: Burnside Hall 810
Tel.: (514) 398-6079
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
henry.leighton [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Mysak, Lawrence

Research: Ocean, Climate and Paleoclimate Dynamics
Office: Burnside Hall 714
Tel.: (514) 398-3768
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
lawrence.mysak [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)

Rogers, Roddy

Research: Cloud Physics and Radar Meteorology

rogers.roddy [at] roadrunner.com (Email)

Zawadzki, Isztar

Research: Cloud Physics and Radar Meteorology
Office: Burnside Hall 824 | 825
Tel.: (514) 398-1034
Fax.: (514) 398-6115
isztar.zawadzki [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)


Adjunct members

Name Information

Dr. Meikun Fan

Position: Visiting Professor
Southwest China Jiaotong University
meikunfan [at] gmail.com (Email)

Dr. Pavlos Kollias

Position: Adjunct Professor
Stony Brook University
pavlos.kollias [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Dr. Hai Lin

Position: Adjunct Professor
Environment Canada
hai.lin [at] canada.ca (Email)

Dr. Louis-Phillipe Nadeau

Position: Adjunct Professor
Université du Québec à Rimouski


Course lecturers

Dr. Eyad Atallah

I am a life-long weather enthusiast with a varied background including operational forecasting, television, as well as academia. I specialize in the synoptic analysis of extreme weather events and climate change with over 30 peer reviewed publications on extra-tropical transition, extreme precipitation events, droughts in western North America, and the impacts of climate change on temperature regimes over North America. I have also instructed several classes ranging from large introductory survey classes to specialized graduate classes in topics including climate change, operational forecasting, as well as synoptic and mesoscale dynamics. In 2015 I was awarded the McGill Principal’s Prize for excellence in teaching in the category of faculty lecturer and was selected as the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s tour speaker in 2013. In the winter of 2011-2012, I led an outreach mission to aboriginal communities in northern Canada, consulting with community elders and students as to the expected outcomes of climate change and helped lead discussions on adaptation and mitigation strategies. Finally, I am an intermittent tornado-chaser and have gone on approximately 10 tornado chases, including leading two storm-chasing field courses here at McGill.


Fall 2018: ATOC 540
Winter 2019: ATOC 184, ATOC 541, ATOC 552

eyad.atallah [at] mcgill.ca (Email)