Maria Herrmann

Maria Herrmann

  • Associate Research Professor
405a Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


  1. Ph.D. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  2. Master of Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
  3. B.A. in International Studies, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 1998


I specialize in marine biogeochemistry – an interdisciplinary study of the chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes that determine the chemistry of the ocean.  I am a native of Riga, Latvia, growing up on the Baltic Sea.  After moving to the U.S. in 1995, I attended Lock Haven University and then Penn State, earning a Ph.D. in Meteorology in 2010.  I have been at my current research position since 2014, working with large water quality data sets and numerical models to understand how carbon, oxygen, and other elements cycle in coastal waters.