Marcus C. Sarofim, Adjunct Faculty

Marcus C. Sarofim, PhD, works at the intersection of the science, economics, and policy of climate change. Marcus has a decade of professional experience working on climate change issues, providing expertise to policymakers, working on climate communication, and publishing original research.

Marcus is currently a Senior Environmental Scientist in the Climate Science and Impacts Branch at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he has worked on climate change regulations, scientific assessments, and communications documents for the past 9 years. He provides expertise on climate metrics such as global warming potentials, analysis of the effects of future changes in extreme temperatures, and guidance regarding the role of short-lived climate forcers such as methane and black carbon, particularly in the Arctic context. His first experience at the EPA was through an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.

Marcus’ academic background includes a PhD from MIT, where he worked at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change on integrated assessment modeling of climate policies that address multiple pollutants simultaneously. He also holds an MSc degree in Chemistry from Caltech and a BS in Chemistry from MIT. Marcus is an adjunct professor at John Hopkins University.

Dr. Sarofim’s JHU email is He teaches 425.603 Climate Change Policy Analysis.

Marcus C. Sarofim