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Professor in Atmospheric Science, Monash University

I am a professor in Atmospheric Science at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. My research focuses on computer models of Earth' atmosphere as they are used to make weather forecast, predictions of the next season as well as simulations of our current and future climate.

In particular I am working on the representation of clouds and thunderstorms in such models. These play a major role in the way energy and water are cycled through the atmosphere and hence are crucial ingredients of the climate system.


  • 2007–present
    Professor for Climate Modelling, Monash University
  • 2011–present
    Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Monash University
  • 2002–2007
    Senior and Principal Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1993–2001
    Scientist and Senior Scientist, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK


  • 2001 
    Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, PhD in Meteorology
  • 1992 
    Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Diplom-Meteorologist (MSc equivalent)

Research Areas

  • Meteorology (040107)
  • Atmospheric Sciences (0401)