Raymond, who came to Yale in 2002 and was promoted to full professor in 2010, studies the biogeochemistry of natural systems — particularly the carbon and nitrogen cycles within aquatic systems. His research explores how natural and human-caused processes impact the concentrations of carbon and nutrients and the exchange of these elements between ecosystems. These factors are critical to the global carbon cycle and key ecosystem services such as nutrient retention and carbon storage.
He also has an appointment in the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics.
Raymond was one of 24 leading experts in science, engineering, and technology elected to the academy this year. Eleven are from Yale
. The new members will be introduced at the academy’s 42nd
annual meeting and dinner on May 22 at the University of Connecticut.
Election to the academy is based on scientific and engineering distinction, including through contributions to theory or applications, leadership of nationally recognized teams, and external professional awards.
Other members of the academy include F&ES professors Paul Anastas
, Thomas Graedel
, Robert Mendelsohn
, and Julie Zimmerman
, as well as former F&ES Dean Peter Crane
The Connecticut General Assembly chartered the academy in 1976.