Prof. Christopher J. Duffy

Pennsylvania State University, USA


Lead author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon



Christopher J. Duffy is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Penn State University in the area of Water Resources Engineering.  In recent years Duffy and his team have focused on developing the spatially-distributed, physics-based modeling code PIHM (The Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model) for multi-scale, multi-process applications (, and have developed a on-line database for access to geospatial watershed data ( He has held faculty appointments with Utah State University (1981-89), visiting appointments at Los Alamos National lab (1998-99), Cornell University (1987-88), Ecole Polytechnic Lausanne (2006-07) and was a Senior Fellow with the Smithsonian Institution in residence at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (2007).