Graber Named Rosenstiel School Associate Dean for Infrastructure and Executive Director of the Unive

Hans Graber

Virginia Key, Fla. — The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science today announced that Dr. Hans C. Graber will serve as associate dean for Infrastructure and executive director of the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS), a state-of-the-art, real-time satellite reception and analysis facility in southern Miami-Dade. In this new capacity he will help to evaluate how efficiently the School’s facilities are used for fulfilling its research, education and service missions. Graber will also help to identify opportunities for infrastructure development and will establish faculty teams to pursue relevant funding opportunities. Graber is a tenured professor who has been with university for 19 years, serving as chair of the division of Applied Marine Physics for the last two years.

He is a co-principal investigator in the recently-funded $15 million National Institute of Standards and Technology Surge-Structure-Atmosphere Interaction (SUSTAIN) research facility to be built on the Rosenstiel School campus. He also played a key role in the funding of the Air-Sea Interaction Saltwater Tank (ASIST) facility, precursor to the new facility.

Previously, Graber was at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, working on wave prediction modeling and radar remote sensing. He received his Sc.D. in Hydrodynamics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984), and his S.M. in Coastal Engineering, also from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979). He attended The City College of New York, where he received his B.E. in Civil Engineering (1977).

In 1998-1999 Graber was a recipient of the University of Miami’s Provost Award for Scholarly activity. He is currently a member of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union and a Charter Member of The Oceanography Society.

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit

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