Staff | Center Affiliates | Graduate Students

Staff

Fuqing Zhang

Director

Professor of Meteorology
Joint Appointment with the Department of Statistics

627A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-0470
Email: fzhang@psu.edu

Steven Greybush

Associate Director

Assistant Professor of Meteorology
Fellow of the Institute for CyberScience

618 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)867-4926
Email: sjg213@psu.edu

John Harlim

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Meteorology

214 McAllister Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)863-9024
Email: jharlim@psu.edu

Le Bao

Associate Director

Assistant Professor of Statistics

514C Wartick Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-9443
Email: lebao@psu.edu

Alfonso Mejia

Associate Director

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: amejia@engr.psu.edu

Yonghui Weng

Assistant Director
software development and high-performance computing

Phone: (814) 863-4722
Email: yhweng@psu.edu

Dandan Tao

Center assistant
office/meeting/webpage support and coordination

Phone: (814)954-2359
Email: taodandan@psu.edu

Center Affiliates (list by departments)

(* denotes science steering committee membership)

Richard Alley

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)863-1700
Email: rba6@psu.edu

Elizabeth Boyer

Associate Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management

Phone: (814)865-8830
Email: ewb100@psu.edu

William H. Brune

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-3286
Email: whb2@psu.edu

*Guido Cervone

Associate Professor of Geography

Phone: (814)863-0179
Email: cervone@psu.edu

*Eugene E. Clothiaux

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-2915
Email: eec3@psu.edu

*Kenneth J. Davis

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-8601
Email: kjd10@psu.edu

Qiang Du

Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (814)865-3674
Email: dqu@psu.edu

*Christopher J. Duffy

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (814)863-4384
Email: cxd11@psu.edu

David Eissenstat

Professor of Woody Plant Physiology

Phone: (814)863-3371
Email: dme9@psu.edu

Chris E. Forest

Associate Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-0710
Email: ceforest@psu.edu

Jose D. Fuentes

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-1585
Email: jdfuentes@psu.edu

Murali Haran

Associate Professor of Statistics

Phone: (814)865-8126
Email: mharan@stat.psu.edu

Jerry Y. Harrington

Associate Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-1584
Email: jyh10@psu.edu

Amy K. Huff

Research Associate

Phone: (814)865-2951
Email: akh157@psu.edu

Tim Kane

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Phone: (814)863-8727
Email: tjk7@psu.edu

James F. Kasting

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)865-3207
Email: kasting@essc.psu.edu

Klaus Keller

Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)865-6718
Email: kzk10@psu.edu

Matthew R. Kumjian

Assistant Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-1581
Email: kumjian@psu.edu

*Jia Li

Professor of Statistics
Professor of CSE (by courtesy)

Phone: (814)863-3074
Email: jiali@psu.edu

Li Li

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (814)867-0151
Email: lili@engr.psu.edu

Qunhua Li

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Phone: (814)865-9468
Email: qunhua.li@psu.edu

Runze Li

Distinguished Professor of Statistics

Phone: (814)865-1555
Email: rzli@psu.edu

Dennis K. J. Lin

Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Supply Chain

Phone: (814)865-0377
Email: dkl5@psu.edu

Xiaofeng Liu

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (814)863-2940
Email: xliu@engr.psu.edu

Alan MacEachren

Professor of Geography

Phone: (814)865-7491
Email: maceachren@psu.edu

Michael E. Mann

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
Joint Appointment with the Department of Geosciences

Phone: (814)863-4075
Email: mann@psu.edu

Paul Markowski

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-9736
Email: pmarkowski@psu.edu

Yvette Richardson

Associate Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-0791
Email: yrichardson@psu.edu

Ben Shaby

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Email: bshaby@psu.edu

Chaopeng Shen

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Phone: (814)863-5844
Email: cshen@engr.psu.edu

Erica Smithwick

Associate Professor of Ecology

Phone: (814)865-6693
Email: smithwick@psu.edu

David R. Stauffer

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-3932
Email: drs8@psu.edu

David J. Stensrud

Department Head and Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-7714
Email: david.stensrud@psu.edu

Davit W. Titley

Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology

Phone: (814)867-4750
Email: dwt12@psu.edu

Johannes Verlinde

Professor of Meteorology
Associate Head, Graduate Program in Meteorology

Email: jxv7@psu.edu

James Z. Wang

Professor of IST

Email: jwang@ist.psu.edu

Christelle Wauthier

Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)863-6649
Email: cuw25@psu.edu

Jinchao Xu

Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science

Phone: (814)865-1110
Email: xu@math.psu.edu

Tao Yao

Associate Professor of IME

Phone: (814)865-8040
Email: taoyao@psu.edu

John Yen

Professor of IST

Phone: (814)865-6174
Email: jyen@ist.psu.edu

*Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang

Associate Professor of IST

Phone: (814)863-9462
Email: lzhang@ist.psu.edu

Bu Zhong

Associate Professor of Communications

Phone: (814)865-1023
Email: bxz11@psu.edu

*Ludmil Zikatanov

Professor of Mathematics

Email: ltz@math.psu.edu

Graduate Students

Hans Chen
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Synoptic-scale atmospheric dynamics and teleconnection patterns
• Interactions between large-scale circulation and regional climate
• The connection between the Arctic climate system and mid-latitude weather patterns
• Data assimilation, ensemble techniques, and predictability

Glen S. Hanson
M.S. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

• Data assimilation

Hui-Wen Lai
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang and Dr. Eugene E. Clothiaux)

• Data assimilation

Christopher Melhauser
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Using airborne radars, sequential (EnKF) data assimilation, and multiple regional scale numerical models (WRF-ARW, HWRF, and COAMPS-TC) to assess tropical cyclone predictability

Masashi Minamide
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Tropical cyclones
• Data Assimilation

Robert Nystrom
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Tropical cyclones, data assimilation and predictability

Seth Saslo
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

• Data Assimilation

Scott Sieron
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) coupling with WRF microphysics schemes
• Data assimilation of microwave observations for tropical cyclones

Yue (Michael) Ying
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Convection-permitting modeling of the tropical multi-scale convective systems during Madden-Julian oscillation active phases
• Comparing and improving data assimilation methods for the tropical convective scales, evaluating observing systems over the tropics, and assessing the intrinsic limit of predictability of the tropical weather systems

Yicun (Ethan) Zhen
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Applying mathematics in meteorological problems
• Sampling error issues, model error issues and covariance estimation in data assimilation