NSF-Funded MS/PhD Opportunity Studying Hurricanes and Climate

The position: The Climate and Extreme Weather Laboratory in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Purdue University, led by Prof. Dan Chavas, has one funded graduate student (MS/PhD) position available starting Spring/Fall 2021 to study hurricanes and climate. This position is fully funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant.
Diversity: We explicitly and proudly seek to increase participation from underrepresented minorities (URM) in our field. Individuals from any URM group are especially encouraged to reach out to Dan (see “If you are interested” below) to learn more.
About our group: Society is vulnerable to a range of extreme weather phenomena, including hurricanes and tornadoes. We use observations, theory, and computer models to understand the underlying physics of these phenomena. Improved understanding will help us better predict their associated hazards that impact our world.
About Purdue EAPS: Purdue EAPS is a broad department with a large and vibrant young faculty conducting research across geology and geophysics, atmospheric and climate science, and planetary science, including planetary atmospheres. EAPS is a leader in the study of the dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere across scales and is actively developing a new research and teaching program in the area of climate and extreme weather. Moreover, Purdue University boasts one of the best collections of high-performance research computing systems in the country maintained by a strong and active computing support staff to serve all your computing needs. Purdue is also a world-class engineering school with strong interdisciplinary interests in the impacts of weather and climate on a wide range of economic sectors. Finally, Purdue is rapidly expanding a novel University-wide Data Science cluster.
If you are interested: Please email Dan Chavas (dchavas@purdue.edu) for more information and/or to ask any questions. I’d love to hear about your background and interests and let you know more about myself, our group, and our department.

To apply for this job please visit www.eaps.purdue.edu.