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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Ruoying “Roy” He

Founder and President

Fathom Science


Dr. He is a Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. Also, he is the founder and president of Fathom Science.

His research expertise spans from coastal circulation dynamics and air-sea interaction to biophysical interactions. As the director of the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group, he conducts coastal ocean observations, remote sensing data analyses, and  leads the development of prediction models of ocean circulation, air-sea-wave interactions, physical-biogeochemical couplings, as well as data assimilation.  Dr. He is an Editor for AMS Journal of AI for the Earth Systems, and served as an Associated Editor for AGU Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. He also serves on the editorial boards of several other scientific journals and on the organizing committees of several major international science meetings. He was the co-chair of Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Dynamics in 2017, and a member of National Academy of Sciences-Loop Current study committee. He is presently also a member of NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board, and a science team member of International GODAE OceanView project.