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Staff

Fuqing Zhang (DIED UNEXPECTEDLY ON FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019)

Founding Director (2014-July 2019)

Distinguished Professor at Penn State

Departments of Meteorology and Statistics

Fellow of American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society

Laureate of Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement

Steven J. Greybush

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Meteorology
Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

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

John Harlim

Associate Director

Professor of Mathematics and Meteorology

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

Le Bao

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Statistics

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

Alfonso Mejia

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: amejia@engr.psu.edu

Xingchao Chen

Assistant Director
Assistant Professor of Meteorology

601A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 441-6383
Email: xzc55@psu.edu

Yunji Zhang

Assistant Director
Assistant Research Professor

624A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: yuz31@psu.edu

Atsushi Okazaki

Post Doctoral Scholar

601A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: apo5222@psu.edu

Yan Wang

Post Doctoral Scholar

622 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: yxw5582@psu.edu

Zhifang Chen

ADAPT Center Assistant

624 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: zuc210@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

Professor of Water Resources

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

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

Anthony C. Didlake

Assistant Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-4636
Email: didlake@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

Professor of Climate Dynamics

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

Jose D. Fuentes

Professor of Meteorology

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

Helen Greatrex

Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geostatistics

Phone: (814)865-1596
Email: hlg5155@psu.edu

Murali Haran

Professor of Statistics

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

Jerry Y. Harrington

Professor of Meteorology

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

Amy K. Huff

Affiliate Assistant Research Professor of Meteorology

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

Associate 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

Associate 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

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Alan MacEachren

Professor of Geography and Information Science and Technology

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

Professor of Meteorology

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

Ben Shaby

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Email: bshaby@psu.edu

Chaopeng Shen

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

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

Erica Smithwick

Professor of Geography

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

David 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

Associate 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 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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

John Yen

Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

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

Man Yau (Joseph) Chan
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang and Dr. Xingchao Chen)

• Dynamics and predictability of convectively coupled equatorial waves
• Data assimilation

Keenan Eure
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Co-Advisor: Dr. David Stensrud and Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Data Assimilation
• Mesoscale Meteorology
• Numerical Weather Prediction

Da Fan
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang and Dr. Steven Greybush)

• Atmospheric Predictability
• Machine Learning

Hartzel Gillespie
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

• Mars Atmosphere Weather
• Ensemble Data Assimilation

Christopher Hartman
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Xingchao Chen)

• Tropical Cyclones
• Data Assimilation

Maria Morales-Cáez
M.S. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Xingchao Chen)

• Tropical cyclones

Ryan McMichael
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

• Planetary Atmospheres
• Data Assimilation

Paul Mykolajtchuk
M.S. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. David Stensrud)

• Improving convective initiation forecasts with convective boundary layer height data assimilation

Noah Polek-Davis
M.S. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

• Planetary Meteorology
• Data Assimilation

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

• Lake-effect snow data assimilation and predictability

Jon Seibert
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

• Geometry-Sensitive Ensemble Mean

Justin Stow
M.S. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Anthony Didlake)

• Tropical Cyclones

Katriella Tenembaum
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Anthony Didlake)

• Tropical Cyclones

Zhu (Judy) Yao
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang and Dr. Eugene Clothiaux)

• Satellite data assimilation
• tropical cyclones



ADAPT Group Alumni

  1. Dr. Zhiyong (Ellie) Meng, Visiting Professor from Peking University China (01/2010-07/2010)
  2. Dr. Jianhua Sun, Visiting Professor from Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (04/2010-10/2010)
  3. Dr. Juan Fang, Visiting Professor from Nanjing University China (08/2008-02/2010)
  4. Dr. Xiaoming Hu, postdoctoral scientist (11/2008-08/2010), Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Oklahoma
  5. Dr. Chanh Kieu, postdoctoral scientist (07/2009-01/2010), currently tenured lecturer at Vietnam National University
  6. Huizhong He, exchange doctoral student from CAMS China (02/2009-01/2010), Ph.D. awarded 12/2010 (currently associate professor at CAMS)
  7. Meng Zhang, doctoral student (08/2008-11/2010), Ph.D. awarded 12/2010 (currently environmental modeling team lead at IBM China)
  8. Baoguo Xie, exchange graduate student from Peking University (09/2009-09/2011), currently working in IBM China
  9. Dr. Xiaqiong (Kate) Zhou, Visitiing Postdoctoral Scientist (12/2010-9/2011) from University of Hawaii (currently NCEP)
  10. Dr. Xuyang Ge, Postdoctoral Scientist (sponsored by NOAA through UCAR Visiting Scientist Program) (11/2010-06/2012) (currently at University of Hawaii)
  11. Dr. Hongwen Kang, Visiting Professor from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (11/2011-2/2012)
  12. Chuanhai Qian, Visiting Scholar, Director of China Marine and Typhoon Prediction Center, CMA (2/2011-2/2012)
  13. Qilin Wan, Visiting Scholar, Director of China Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology (12/2011-1/2012)
  14. Yudong Gao, Visiting Scholar, research scientist at China Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology (6/2011-6/2012, 02/2015-02/2016)
  15. Dr. Daniel Stern, Postdoctoral Scientist (7/2010-12/2012), now NSF graduate fellow at NCAR
  16. Dr. Xinghua Bao, visiting graduate student (09/2009-05/2011), Postdoctoral Scientist (08/2011-08/2012), now research scientist at Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
  17. Benkui Tan, visiting professor from Peking University (8/2012-10/2012)
  18. Yanzhen Chi, Doctoral student, Ph.D. awarded 2013 ; currently meteorologist at China Fujian Meteorological Bureau
  19. Zhang Yuanchun, visiting graduate student from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (08/2015-11/2015)
  20. Liang Aimin, visiting scholar from North China ATMB Meteorological Center
  21. Yanzhen Chi, visiting scholar from China Meteorological Administration (Fujian)
  22. Dr. Wei Li, postdoctoral researcher (3/2014-9/2014), now at NCEP
  23. Dr. Haiwen Liu, visiting professor from Chengdu University of Information Technology, China (11/2013-5/2014)
  24. Yunji (Jerry) Zhang , visiting graduate student from Peking University (9/2012-9/2014)
  25. Ye (Amy) Yun, visiting graduate student from Peking University (9/2013-9/2014)
  26. Dr. Jonathan Poterjoy (doctoral student 8/2009-8/2014), now postdoc at the Advance Study Program at NCAR
  27. Jun Sun, lead forecaster and visiting scholar from Chinese National Meteorological Center
  28. Lin Dong, senior forecaster and visiting scholar from Chinese Tropical Cyclone Forecast Center
  29. Xuexing Qiu, deputy director and visiting scholar from Anhui Meteorological Center, China
  30. Dr. Shoujuan (Jennifer) Shu, visiting professor from Nanjing University
  31. Dr. Ashford Reyes, visiting graduate student from Howard University, now meteorologist at Caribbean Institude for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
  32. Dr. Qinghong (Alise) Zhang, Visiting Professor from Peking University (08/2014-08/2015)
  33. Dr. Xiaodong Tang, Visiting Professor from Nanjing University (08/2014-08/2015)
  34. Dr. Junhong Wei, doctoral student (08/2009-05/2015), Ph.D. awarded 05/2015. Currently Associate Professor of Sun Yat-sen University, China.
  35. Dr. Dandan Tao, doctoral student (08/2010-05/2015), Ph.D. awarded 05/2015
  36. Benjamin Green, Doctoral strudent, Ph.D. awarded 05/ 2015, currently research scientists at NOAA/ESRL
  37. Xingchao Chen, Visiting Doctoral Student from Nanjing University (05/2015-11/2015)
  38. Ling Zhang, Visiting Scholar from Chinese operational typhoon forecast center (05/2015-05/2016)
  39. Dr. Christopher Melhauser (doctoral student 8/2012-4/2016), currently working in EMC
  40. Dr. Chunyu Qiu, Visiting Professor from Lanzhou University (CSC scholarship recipient 08/2015-08/2016)
  41. Mingxin Li, Visiting Doctoral Student from Peking University (CSC scholarship recipient 09/2014-09/2016)
  42. Yingjian Chen, Visiting Doctoral Student from Tsinghua University (CSC scholarship recipient 10/2015-10/2016)
  43. Dr. Yicun (Ethan) Zhen, doctoral student (09/2010-09/2016)
  44. Jingsong Pan, Visiting Scholar from Zhejiang Meteorological Observatory (04/2016-07/2016)
  45. Dr. Erin Munsell, doctoral student (08/2010-08/2016), Ph.D. awarded 08/2016
  46. Dr. Yonghui Weng, research associate (08/2008-12/2016)
  47. Dr. Daigao Teng, Visiting Scholar from Zhejiang Meteorological Observatory (04/2016-01/2017)
  48. Dr. Ling Huang, Visiting Scholar from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (01/2017-04/2017)
  49. Dr. Atsushi Okazaki, Visiting Scholar from RIKEN Japan (04/2017-05/2017)
  50. Eun-Gyeong Yang, Visiting student from Yonsei University, Korean (03/2017-07/2017)
  51. Yan Wang, Visiting student from Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (05/2017-07/2017)
  52. Dr. Sourav Taraphdar, Post-doctoral scholar (2015/07-2017/06)
  53. Dr. Tonghua Su, Visiting scholar from Fujian Meteorological Bureau, China (10/2016-10/2017)
  54. Dr. Yu Shu, Visiting scholar from Jiangsu Meteorological Bureau, China (04/2017-10/2017)
  55. Lei Zhu, Visiting Doctoral Student from Peking University (CSC scholarship recipient 08/2015-08/2017)
  56. Dr. Tinghai Ou, Visiting Scholar from University of Gothenburg, Sweden (08/2017-09/2017)
  57. Dr. Yongqiang Sun, doctoral student (08/2012-08/2017), Ph.D. awarded 08/2017
  58. Su (Simon) Liu, Visiting doctoral student from Nanjing University (CSC scholarship recipient 10/2015-11/2017)
  59. Yanting Ye, Visiting doctoral student from Beijing Normal University (CSC scholarship recipient 09/2015-09/2017)
  60. Dr. Jie Ma, Visiting scholar from China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China (08/2017-08/2018)
  61. Dr. Yongxiang Zhang, Visiting scholar from China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China (08/2017-08/2018)
  62. Jie He, Visiting student from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China (10/2017 - 08/2020)
  63. Andrew Thomas, master student (08/2016-12/2017)
  64. Dr. Hong Ying , Visiting scholar from China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China (11/2017-05/2018)
  65. Dr. Jiaolan Fu, Visiting scholar from China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China (02/2018-02/2019)
  66. XiaoFei Li , Visiting doctoral student from Peking University Beijing, China (03/2018-09/2018)
  67. Dr. Dan Wu, Visiting scholar from Nanjing University, China (04/2018-03/2019)
  68. Yue (Michael) Ying, Ph.D student (2012-05/2018)
  69. Dr. Huaning Dai, Visiting scholar from Nanjing University, China (07/2018-08/2018)
  70. Dr. Dandan Tao, Post-doctoral Scholar and ADAPT center assistant (2015-07/2018)
  71. Dr. Yu Du Visiting scholar from Sun Yat-sen University, China (07/2018-08/2018)
  72. Masashi Minamide, Ph.D student (09/2014-05/2018)
  73. Wenjie Li, Marster student (01/2017-08/2018)
  74. Hui-Wen Lai, Marster student (08/2014-08/2018)
  75. Hans Chen, Ph.D student (09/2013-08/2018)
  76. Seungyoon Back, Visiting master student from Seoul National University, Korean (10/07/2018-10/25/2018)
  77. Negin Hayatbini, Visiting Doctoral student, University of California, Irvin (11/07/2018-11/18/2018)
  78. Dr. Weizhong Zheng, Visiting scholar from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA · National Weather Service, USA (01/12/2019-01/19/2019)
  79. Dr. Zhiyong Meng, Visiting scholar from Peking University, China (01/12/2019-01/27/2019)
  80. Dr. Tingting Qian, Visiting Scholar from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences,China (02/25/19 - 08/24/2019)
  81. Lorenzo Minola, Visiting Ph.D Student from University of Gothenburg, Sweden (03/04/2019 - 05/02/2019)
  82. Dr.Lingli Zhou, Visiting scholar from Zhejiang meteorological observatory. Hangzhou, China (05/10/2019 - 08/2020)
  83. Dr.Junhong Wei, Visiting scholar from Sun Yat-Sen University, China (06/29/2019 - 07/28/2019)
  84. Dr.Yu Du, Visiting scholar from Sun Yat-Sen University, China (07/14/2019 - 07/28/2019)
  85. Dr. James Ruppert, Assistant Research Professor, Currently Assistant Professor, School of Meteorology of University of Oklahoma (10/2018-12/2020)
  86. Dr. Yinghiu Lu, Post-doctoral Scholar and assistant research proffessor, currently associate professor in Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University,China (07/2017-12/2020)
  87. Dr. Robert Nystrom, doctoral student, Ph.D awarded 08/2020, currently Postdoctoral Fellow in NCAR (07/2015 - 08/2020)
  88. Dr. Scott Sieron, graduated student, Master awared 2013, Ph.D awarded 12/2019 (2013-2019)
  89. Dr. Scott Sieron, Post Doctoral Scholar, currently Support Scientist of I. M. Systems Group Inc. (IMSG) (01/2020-08/2020)
  90. Dr. Chau Lam (Chris) Yu, doctoral student, Ph.D awarded 08/2020, currently Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany, Albany, NY (2016-2020)