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Associate Professor in Physics, University of Otago

Associate Professor Inga Smith is based in the Department of Physics at the University of Otago. Inga researches and lectures in climate change related topics: Antarctic sea ice; greenhouse gas emissions from international transport; climate change physics; fluids and thermodynamics. She works on research projects funded by the Marsden Fund, Deep South National Science Challenge, and the Antarctic Science Platform. Inga is on the World Climate Research Programme's CLIVAR (oceans and climate) Scientific Steering Group, and she is co-director of He Kaupapa Hononga: Otago's Climate Change Network.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Environmental Physics, University of Otago


  • 2002 
    University of Otago, PhD/ Physics and Marine Science