Peter Schlosser is Vinton Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, New York. He is Deputy Director and Director of Research of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and serves as Chair of the Earth Institute faculty. He received MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Heidelberg. Schlosser's research focuses on water systems, primarily in oceans and groundwater including problems caused by human impact.
His ocean research concerns water circulation in the ocean surface, movement into the deep ocean, and circulation patterns within the deep ocean. His groundwater flow studies address shallow and deep aquifers, especially as they relate to past continental climate and environmental risk/impact studies. Current research is also directed toward exploration of mixing and gas exchange in ocean, rivers and estuaries. Schlosser is past Chair of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), Co-chair of the Science Steering Group for International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC), and member of the board of the International Sustainable Research Society (ISDRS).
He is currently a Senior Sustainability Scientist at Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and Vice President and Vice Provost of the Global Futures programme, both at Arizona State University.
He has served on numerous national and international science steering and advisory committees and was President of the Ocean Sciences Section and Council member of the American Geophysical Union. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Explorers Club.
School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA