NSF-funded MS/PhD Opportunity Studying Hurricanes or Severe Thunderstorms

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 NSF-funded graduate student (MS/PhD) opportunities starting Fall 2021 to study hurricanes or severe thunderstorms in the climate system.

Diversity: We explicitly and proudly seek to increase the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups in our field. Individuals from any underrepresented 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 severe thunderstorms. We use computer models, observations, and theory 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 worldclass 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.

How to apply: see https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/

To apply for this job email your details to dchavas@purdue.edu