- Climate Dynamics
- Physical Oceanography
- Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., 1996
- M.S. in Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., 1993
- B.S. in Oceanography, Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1985
Before becoming the Program Director in Physical Oceanography at the National Science Foundation, Alberto Mestas-Nuñez was an associate professor of environmental science and physical oceanography at the College of Science and Engineering of TAMUCC and a Research Associate at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. He came from the NOAA-Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami where he was affiliated with the University of Miami-Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies. He was also an adjunct professor at Barry University. His research interests include: remote sensing of the ocean, air-sea interaction, atmospheric moisture transport, and oceanic effects in climate. Dr. Mestas-Nuñez is the author of numerous scientific publications.