Xujing Davis joins DOE BER as ESMD Program Manager

Xujing Davis has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as program manager for the Earth System Model Development (ESMD) component of the Earth and Environmental System Modeling Program (EESM).

In her new role, Dr. Davis is responsible for the development and demonstration of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) and related research. Along with Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA) Program Manager Renu Joseph and MultiSector Dynamics Program Manager Bob Vallario, the addition of Dr. Davis completes DOE’s Earth and Environmental System Modeling’s (EESM) team of program managers.

Dr. Davis received a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, after producing a dissertation on a difficult problem involving highly complex system modeling. She subsequently worked as a postdoctorate and then senior researcher of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

Since 2016, Dr. Davis has been Program Director for Physical Oceanography and Arctic Natural Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF). In this role, she represented NSF and the U.S. government to domestic and international scientific committees, and she led town halls on behalf of NSF at numerous international scientific conferences.