Associate Professor, Docent
I became interested in extreme events in the climate system while finishing my Master thesis in physics in London in 2010. My Ph. D. and my successive research have primarily focussed on the predictability and large-scale atmospheric controls of mid and high-latitude weather extremes. In the past few years I have investigated a broad range of extreme events in current and past climates. I work on combining approaches from diverse fields to study climate extremes: from dynamical systems theory to machine learning and ensemble modelling.
Kunhui obtained his Ph. D. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016, and joined Uppsala University in 2019. Kunhui’s interests focus on the linkages between the mid and high-latitude atmospheric circulation and the climate variability in these regions.
Minchao obtained his Ph. D. from Lund University in 2017. After working at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, he joined Uppsala University in 2019 to work on the links between the terrestrial carbon cycle and atmospheric variability.
Melinda obtained her Ph. D. from Hamburg University in 2018. She joined our group at the beginning of 2021, to work on the more theoretical aspects of extreme value theory and mid-latitude climate extremes.
Jacopo obtained his Ph. D. from ETH Zürich in 2018. He will join our group in March 2021, to work on compound climate extremes in Europe and North America.
Ph. D. Student
Richard obtained his Masters from the University of Reading in 2020. He will join our group in March 2021, to work on compound climate extremes in Europe and North America.
Current Master and Bachelor Students
Elisabet Johansson — Current Bachelor Student, planned defense in May 2021
Ella Ek — Current Master Student, planned defense in May 2021
Daniel Elfström — Current Master Student, planned defense in February 2021
Max Danielsson — Current Master Student, planned defense in February 2021
Oliver Harding — Current Master Student
Past Group Members
Sebastian Scher — Ph. D. Student, Stockholm University, 2017-2021.
Sebastian is an atmospheric physicist by training, and a computer scientist by dedication. His Ph. D. focussed on using neural networks and other machine-learning techniques for predicting dynamical systems and for real-world weather applications. Currently, Sebastian works as researcher at the Know-Centre Graz.
Louis Rulewski — Master Student in in Environmental and Water Engineering, Uppsala University, 2020-21
Emma Rosengren — Bachelor Student in Meteorology, Uppsala University, 2020
Sofia Litsmark — Master Student in Environmental and Water Engineering, Uppsala University, 2019-20
Lina Skillberg — Master Student in Environmental and Water Engineering, Uppsala University, 2019-20
Ashleigh Womack — Visiting Master Student from the University of Cape Town, Stockholm University, 2019
R. Annisa D. S. Kinasih — Master Student in Meteorology, Stockholm University, 2018
Ehlke de Jong — Visiting Master Student from the University of Cape Town, Stockholm University, 2018
Julien Pollet — Visiting Master Student from ENS de Lyon, Stockholm University, 2018