Jenny Suckale

Faculty Affiliate

Associate Professor, Geophysics

Suckale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford Earth (School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences) at Stanford University. She is also Center Fellow of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and a Member of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME).  Suckale’s research advances the basic understanding and predictive capabilities of complex multi-phase flows that are fundamental to Earth science. She develops original computational methods to study a wide range of geophysics systems such as volcanoes, glaciers, and magma oceans. 

Suckale founded the Future Bay Initiative, which is a Research-Education-Practice Partnership committed to co-production of actionable intelligence with our local Bay Area communities to shape a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable urban future. In the spring quarter of 2020, the Initiative enrolled 20 Stanford students to support local agencies and nonprofits in the fight against Covid-19. 

Prior to joining Stanford, Suckale was a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University. She holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from MIT and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to graduate school, Suckale worked as a scientific consultant for different international organizations aiming to reduce the impact of natural and environmental disasters in vulnerable communities.