Dr. Phil Duffy
National Coordination Office (NCO)
Philip B. Duffy is on assignment from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he is a Senior Scientist. As a Senior Advisor at USGCRP, he advises Dr. Holdren on climate science, works with the State Department on issues related to IPCC, and is involved in implementation of the President’s Climate Action Plan. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Senior Policy Analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he handled a range of issues related to climate change. Between 2008 and 2011 he was Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist, and Chief Scientist at Climate Central, a non-profit dedicated to increasing public understanding and awareness of climate change. Dr. Duffy was an adjunct faculty member at UC Merced and has held visiting academic posts at Stanford University and at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, CA. In 2003, he founded a University of California system-wide institute for collaborative research into the societal impacts of climate change. Dr. Duffy's areas of expertise include climate modeling, societal impacts of climate change, and climate change adaptation. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in climate science, atomic physics, and astrophysics. He is a long-time contributor to the IPCC, and in 2008 he won the LLNL Science and Technology Award and the United nations Association Global Citizen Award. Dr. Duffy has a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a PhD degree in applied physics from Stanford University.