Dr. Mari Tye is the recent past Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, she is also a member of the ASCE-NOAA Task Force to Advance Climate Smart Construction and an active contributor to several SEI and EWRI projects to incorporate non-stationarity into ASCE Codes, Standards and Manuals of Practice.
Mari is a Project Scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research centers on projected changes in extreme weather and climate phenomena and their anticipated consequences for water resource management. Mari's main focus is translating climate model output into useful local scale information for engineering designers and planners. She is also an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University contributing to NIST’s Community Resilience Program.
In addition to her activities in the ASCE, Mari draws on her background as a Professional Civil Engineer to facilitate collaborations between ground breaking atmospheric science research and decision-makers. She is a co-PI on the NSF funded Global Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet), focused on supporting educators as they prepare Civil Engineering under- and post-graduates to incorporate the impacts of climate change in their future designs. Prior to PhD in statistical climatology at Newcastle University, UK. Prior to this, Mari worked as a Civil Engineer in flood prevention and mitigation focusing on resilient drainage solutions for surface water flooding. During 2010 she spent a three month internship with the Scottish Government's Climate Change Adaptation team as part of a policy knowledge exchange program, responding to the likely impacts of Climate Change in Scotland.