Nathalie GOODKIN


Dr. Goodkin focuses on understanding how changes to mean sea surface temperature, salinity and circulation interact with the Southeast Asian Monsoon. As warm water from the Pacific Ocean is pushed through the marginal seas of Southeast Asia towards the Indian Ocean, heat is transferred from the ocean to land driving precipitation patterns. Understanding how these systems have changed and interacted in the past will be critical to predicting climate in the future. 

  • Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program in Oceanography
  • A. B., cum laude in Chemistry, Harvard University
Professional Experience:
  • 2012-present Associate Professor, Division of Earth Sciences, NTU
  • 2012-present Principal Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
  • 2007-present Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
  • 2008-2012 Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong, Dept. of Earth Sciences 
  • 2008-2012 Non-Resident Scientist, Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS) 
  • 2007- 2008 Post Doctoral Scientist, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Professional Activities:
  • 2002-present Member of the American Geophysical Union, 
  • 2009-present Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 
  • 2009-present Swire Institute of Marine Science Advisory Committee
  • Reviewer for Science; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta; Geochemical Journal; Geology; Global and Planetary Change; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS); U. S. National Science Foundation Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change Program


Courses Taught:
  • ES7011 - Oceanography 
  • Environmental Sustainability


Honours and Awards:

- 2012 National Research Foundation Fellow
- 2005-2007 Ocean and Climate Change Institute Fellow, WHOI
- 2004 Paul M. Fye Teaching Fellow, WHOI
- 2003 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Honorable Mention
- 2002-2004 Stanley W. Watson Foundation Fellow